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.


BBC One sitcom about a group of ghosts. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Lolly Adefope, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas and others.

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Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Mary (Katy Wix), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Gorilla War

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.

Further details

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

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Monday 22nd April 2019
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Lolly Adefope Kitty
Mathew Baynton Thomas Thorne
Simon Farnaby Julian
Martha Howe-Douglas Fanny
Jim Howick Pat
Laurence Rickard Robin
Laurence Rickard Humphrey's Head
Charlotte Ritchie Alison
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Mike
Ben Willbond Captain
Katy Wix Mary
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
Mike Holliday Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer
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
Arthur Sharpe Composer


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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