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.


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.

Another series is in development.

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Nev (Aqib Khan), Vinny (David Schaal). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Bump In The Night

It's a nervous Mike's first night alone in the house, when some uninvited guests set the ghosts on a mission to defend their treasured home.

Further details

It's the first time Mike has been left alone with the ghosts in the house at night -and he's nervous.

However, he assures Alison that she deserves to have a night out and let her hair down. And they're only dead people, what could go wrong?

As Alison leaves for the night, Mike settles in and the ghosts happily pass the time with music club, but they're soon interrupted by some uninvited guests. When their attempts to call the police fail miserably, it becomes the ghosts' mission to try to alert Mike and figure out how to protect the house from the intruders.

Meanwhile Alison has her night cut short and is forced to go on a treacherous cross-country journey back to the house, discovering the kindness - and sometimes lack thereof - of strangers.

Lady Button discovers her inner criminal mastermind, Julian works his talents harder than ever before and Robin enlists help from the unlikeliest of places.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th October 2020
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
Yani Alexansandrov Humphrey's Body
Anya McKenna Bruce Jemima
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Barclay Beg-Chetwynde
Mario Demetriou Mini Cab Controller
Megan Grech Hitchhiker
Shiraz Haq Police Officer
Aqib Khan Nev
David Schaal Vinny
Writing team
Martha Howe-Douglas Writer
Laurence Rickard 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



Mike is hiding from burglars. "What makes your think that I'm in a wardrobe?"

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


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