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Series 1, Episode 2 - Gorilla War

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Mary (Katy Wix), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures
Alison, still recovering from her near-fatal accident, finds herself hounded by the ghostly gaggle, who now realise that she can both see and hear them.

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Alison, still recovering from her near-fatal accident, finds herself hounded by the ghostly gaggle, who now realise that she can both see and hear them.

With Mike assuring her that these 'visions' are exactly the sort of side effect her doctors warned her about, Alison tries to ignore their existence - a tactic which only exacerbates the problem, as the long-dead army captain puts the ghosts onto a war footing.

Meanwhile Mike's attempts to turn the old house into a home leads to a DIY disaster, saddling Lady Button with an ill-suited roommate. And the ghosts are introduced to the internet, allowing Julian to learn about his questionable legacy.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd April 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 3rd August 2020 8:30pm BBC1
Sunday 22nd November 2020 7:10pm Gold
Tuesday 24th November 2020 3:20pm Gold
Tuesday 24th November 2020 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 11:00pm Gold
Thursday 4th February 2021 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 18th May 2021 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 18th May 2021 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 19th May 2021 2:55am Gold
Saturday 30th April 2022 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 1st May 2022 3:55pm Gold
Monday 22nd August 2022 8:40pm Gold
Friday 7th April 2023 5:40pm Gold
Saturday 8th April 2023 12:10pm Gold
Tuesday 11th April 2023 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 12th April 2023 2:40am Gold
Monday 19th June 2023 1:40am Gold
Monday 19th June 2023 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 10:35pm Gold
Wednesday 4th October 2023 2:20am Gold
Sunday 26th November 2023 9:30pm Gold
Monday 27th November 2023 1:30am Gold
Sunday 5th May 2024 10:20pm Gold
Monday 6th May 2024 1:15am Gold
Saturday 8th June 2024 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 8th June 2024 11:35pm Gold

Cast & crew

Charlotte Ritchie Alison
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Mike
Mathew Baynton Thomas
Simon Farnaby Julian
Martha Howe-Douglas Lady Button
Jim Howick Pat
Laurence Rickard Robin
Ben Willbond Captain
Lolly Adefope Kitty
Katy Wix Mary
Laurence Rickard Humphrey
Guest cast
Yani Alexansandrov Humphrey's Body
Paul Cawley Dead Doctor
Angela Yeoh Doctor
Writing team
Laurence Rickard Writer
Hugo Lynch Script Editor
Production team
Tom Kingsley 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
Kas Braganza 1st Assistant Director


With the set-up out of the way, this sitcom about a creaky mansion inherited by a millennial couple, only one of whom can see the spirits that haunt it, is now flying. Strong, clever gags are offset - as always with the Yonderland/Horrible Histories gang - by lovely little performance flourishes. Delightful.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 22nd April 2019

Ghosts, episode 2, review

Comedy with a silly ray of springtime sunshine and witty horror movie tropes.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 22nd April 2019

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