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Series 1, Episode 6 - Getting Out

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Pat (Jim Howick), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas). Copyright: Monumental Pictures
Now juggling day jobs with their endless renovations, Mike and Alison are both penniless and exhausted when a luxury hotel chain makes them an offer they can't refuse.

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Now juggling day jobs with their endless renovations, Mike and Alison are both penniless and exhausted when a luxury hotel chain makes them an offer they can't refuse.

But the spectre of Alison's departure drives a wedge between the Ghosts, and the hardline Captain finds himself ostracised while Pat is voted in as reluctant leader. While the clueless spirits brainstorm money-making schemes, the Captain takes matters into his own hands.

Meanwhile, fortune smiles on Headless Humphrey in his ceaseless search for his errant body.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th May 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 7th September 2020 8:30pm BBC1
Sunday 22nd November 2020 9:50pm Gold
Friday 27th November 2020 4:00pm Gold
Friday 27th November 2020 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th February 2021 11:00pm Gold
Friday 12th February 2021 2:05am Gold
Wednesday 26th May 2021 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 27th May 2021 2:35am Gold
Saturday 30th April 2022 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 1st May 2022 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 24th August 2022 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 25th August 2022 12:20am Gold
Friday 7th April 2023 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 8th April 2023 1:15am Gold
Saturday 8th April 2023 6:15pm Gold
Friday 14th April 2023 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 15th April 2023 2:55am Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2023 2:00am Gold
Monday 9th October 2023 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th October 2023 1:20am Gold
Monday 27th November 2023 12:10am 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
Ed Kear Dave Houses
Simon Bubb Malcolm Surveyor
Rosie Cavaliero Fiona Legge
Florian Schwienbacher Pilot Wolfgang
Simon Stache Pilot Helmut
Writing team
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jim Howick 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


Many will miss this joyful sitcom in which a hapless couple battle to get the better of the incorporeal inhabitants they have inherited along with a mansion. As the hilarious series from the people behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland comes to a close, a greedy hotel chain sets its sights on Button Hall.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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