Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Humphrey's Head (Laurence Rickard), Thomas Thorne (Mathew Baynton), Fanny (Martha Howe-Douglas), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Ghosts

BBC One sitcom about a group of ghosts. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby and others.

Another series is in development.

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Thomas Thorne (Mathew Baynton), Mary (Katy Wix), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Who Do You Think You Are?

Cash-strapped Alison and Mike think their dreams have come true when they inherit a grand country house, unaware that it's falling apart and teeming with the ghosts of former inhabitants.

Further details

Cash-strapped Alison and Mike think their dreams have come true when they inherit a grand country house, unaware that it's falling apart and teeming with the ghosts of former inhabitants.

The ghosts must act immediately to prevent the new owners' plans to turn the house into a hotel. After their attempts to haunt them away fail miserably, Julian summons all of his telekinetic powers to push Alison out of a window.

After settling back into their old life / death, the ghosts can't believe it when the 'livins' return. Mike has financially shackled them to the mansion, and Alison can now see the ghosts.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 15th April 2019
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Charlotte Ritchie Alison
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Mike
Mathew Baynton Thomas Thorne
Simon Farnaby Julian
Martha Howe-Douglas Fanny
Jim Howick Pat
Laurence Rickard Robin
Ben Willbond Captain
Lolly Adefope Kitty
Katy Wix Mary
Laurence Rickard Humphrey's Head
Guest cast
Yani Alexansandrov Humphrey's Body
Richard Durden Solicitor
Ed Kear Dave Houses
Ania Marson Heather Button
Anya McKenna Bruce Jemima
Steve Oram Terry
Writing team
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jim Howick Writer
Hugo Lynch Script Editor
Production team
Tom Kingsley Director
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director
Matthew Mulot Producer
Alison Carpenter Executive Producer
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Alison Owen Executive Producer
Kate Daughton Executive Producer
Mathew Baynton Executive Producer
Simon Farnaby Executive Producer
Martha Howe-Douglas Executive Producer
Jim Howick Executive Producer
Laurence Rickard Executive Producer
Ben Willbond Executive Producer
Jill Forbes Line Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer
Kelly Valentine Hendry Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Will Hanke Director of Photography
Marie Deehan Make-up Designer
Arthur Sharpe Composer

Videos

Welcome to the house

Alison and Mike, a cash-strapped young couple struggling to buy their first home, think their prayers are answered when a distant relative bequeaths them a sprawling country estate.

Featuring: Charlotte Ritchie (Alison), Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Mike), Mathew Baynton (Thomas Thorne), Simon Farnaby (Julian), Martha Howe-Douglas (Fanny), Jim Howick (Pat), Laurence Rickard (Robin), Ben Willbond (Captain), Lolly Adefope (Kitty), Katy Wix (Mary).

Is Alison losing her mind?

Alison finds herself hounded by a ghostly gaggle.

Featuring: Charlotte Ritchie (Alison), Mathew Baynton (Thomas Thorne), Simon Farnaby (Julian), Martha Howe-Douglas (Fanny), Jim Howick (Pat), Laurence Rickard (Robin), Ben Willbond (Captain), Lolly Adefope (Kitty), Katy Wix (Mary).

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