Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Pat (Jim Howick), Captain (Ben Willbond), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Robin (Laurence Rickard), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Mary (Katy Wix), Humphrey (Laurence Rickard). Copyright: Monumental Pictures

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019 - 2023
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
34 (5 series), plus 1 Comic Relief special
Creators
Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond
Stars
Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond and more
Writers
Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas and Simon Farnaby
Directors
Tom Kingsley, Nick Collett and Simon Hynd
Producers
Matthew Mulot, Pat Tookey-Dickson, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Kate Daughton, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby and more
Company

The crumbling country pile of Button House is home to numerous restless spirits who have died there over the centuries - each ghost very much a product of their time, resigned to squabbling with each other for eternity over the most inane of daily gripes. But their lives - or, rather, afterlives - are thrown into turmoil when a young urban couple - Alison and Mike - surprisingly inherit the peaceful derelict house and make plans to turn it into a bustling family hotel.

As the ghosts attempt to oust the newcomers from their home, and Mike and Alison discover the true scale of the project they've taken on, fate conspires to trap both sides in an impossible house share, where every day is, literally, a matter of life and death.

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Additional details

Tagline
It's a live-in nightmare
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 15th April 2019 at 9:30pm on BBC One
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 6: Sunday at 9pm on Gold
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • West Horsley Place

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