Series 2, Episode 1 - The Grey Lady
Without the money to continue the extensive building work and the hotel still a distant dream, Alison and Mike decide to try to rent the place out for events. After a paranormal photo of the house goes viral overnight, Alison and Mike worry that it will ruin the house's reputation. As they scramble to debunk the spooky rumours and convince people that the house is spectre-free, they spot their opportunity to bring money in faster: they'll use the ghosts' 'talents' to create an authentic haunted house experience.
But will Alison and Mike be able to convince the ghosts to be exploited for money-making gains? They may have underestimated their punters' ability to smell a rat...
- Monday 21st September 2020
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Martha Howe-Douglas||Lady Button|
|Annie Fawke||Script Editor|
|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|
|Imogen Cooper||Executive Producer|
Pat and Thomas discover a paranormal detection device. They naturally start using it as a radio station.
The ghosts wake up...
Featuring: Charlotte Ritchie (Alison), 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).
The Horrible Histories team explain why their spooky sitcom is good family fun.Joe Clay, The Times, 21st September 2020
It's been more than a year since Ghosts were on our screens - but it seems like they have never been away, such is the way these spooks from down the ages already feel so familiar.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st September 2020
"They're stuck in an existence they didn't ask for... like all of us"Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 21st September 2020
Ghost-hunters descend on beleaguered couple Mike and Alison's country pile, as the grown-up comedy from the Horrible Histories team returns for more crude yet clever laughs.Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 21st September 2020
A pleasingly daft comedy fit for the whole family.Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 21st September 2020
It's laugh-out-loud funny, but they might as well have called it Are You Being Haunted?.Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 22nd September 2020
Ghosts returned for a second series in the saner pre-watershed slot of 8.30pm. I don't know what BBC One was thinking last time scheduling it at 9.30pm: it's hardly Fleabag. Plus if anyone can be trusted to do a decent double entendre that adults will get but kids probably won't, it is this fine and much-loved former Horrible Histories team.Carol Midgley, The Times, 22nd September 2020
There's still enough going on here that it's a show I'm extremely fond of, the cast are without exception bloody superb, and the concept is an appealing one indeed. But whereas the majority of the previous series were of the four star and more variety this was definitely one of the weaker episodes, enjoyable for sure, but lacking in moments which would make anyone laugh out loud over and over again.Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 22nd September 2020