Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Robin (Laurence Rickard), Humphrey (Laurence Rickard), Mary (Katy Wix), Thomas (Mathew Baynton), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Julian (Simon Farnaby). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Ghosts

BBC One sitcom about a group of ghosts. 13 episodes (2 series), 2019 - 2020. Stars Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby and others.

Christmas special in December.
Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 3:20pm.

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Series 2, Episode 2 - About Last Night

After a particularly heavy night partying, Alison and Mike wake to find their house in disarray. With the clock ticking until a potentially crucial business partner comes to view the venue, and with very sore heads, the couple attempt a mass clean-up of the debris from the night before.

Further details

After a particularly heavy night partying, Alison and Mike wake to find their house in disarray. With the clock ticking until a potentially crucial business partner comes to view the venue, and with very sore heads, the couple attempt a mass clean-up of the debris from the night before.

The ghosts are all acting very strangely, and so Alison tries to piece together what actually happened at the party. Pat and the Captain nurse a grudge, Kitty surprisingly wants nothing to do with Alison, Thomas feels quite the opposite, and Mary and Robin can't seem to look each other in the eye. Alison's tidying is derailed when she's also tasked with finding something precious to Lady Button that went missing during last night's frivolities. There's only so much time before Lady Button realises it's AWOL and wreaks havoc.

Meanwhile, Mike, voiceless after last night, gets trapped on the roof and is supported by Humphrey's head as he plans his escape. Downstairs in the basement, the Plague victims find out the shocking truth about the cause of their death, and as betrayal and anger ripples through the group and they threaten to move upstairs, it's up to Julian to intervene and restore harmony between them.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 28th September 2020
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Nathan Bryon Obi
Cornelius Booth Philip
Darren McQuade Tony
Dionne Oxford Tash
Writing team
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jim Howick Writer
Annie Fawke 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
Imogen Cooper Executive Producer

Video

About Last Night.... Ghosts: Episode 2 trailer

After a night of partying, Alison and Mike scramble to clean up the house for a venue viewing, and Alison tries to find out why the ghosts are acting so strangely.

Featuring: Charlotte Ritchie (Alison), Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Mike).

Press

Ghosts is back, and in even better form. This confection by the Horrible Histories team, but aimed firmly at an adult audience, with its tongue firmly in its cheek, is a dizzying - I dislike the word romp, but sadly there's no other - through the tale of one couple, one haunted castle, and their attempts to zhuzh it up as a prestige wedding venue despite the pesky presence of headless poets etc. Yup, I just used the words zhuzh, romp, prestige and pesky, and it says much about the quality that this caused me no pain. Sharp and smart, fast and fun, and horribly watchable.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 27th September 2020

Review: Fanny girl raises the spectre of silly laughs

Irn-Bru's marketing team got into a lot of trouble by making jokes about someone with the name Fanny many years ago.

Stevie Gallacher, The Sunday Post, 29th September 2020
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