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Series 4, Episode 1 - Happy Holiday

Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Ben Willbond, Jim Howick, Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Laurence Rickard, Mathew Baynton
Mike and Alison welcome the first guests to their new bijoux B&B, determined to get a glowing review, whatever the cost.

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Mike and Alison welcome the very first guests to their new bijoux B&B, determined to get a glowing review, whatever the cost. While serving the couple breakfast, Alison realises that they are not enjoying their anniversary break and, fearing a bad review, utilises the surprising skills of Lady Button and Julian to ensure the couple make the most of their weekend away.

Mary reveals she has never had a holiday, so Pat tells her about the joys and pitfalls of week on the Costa Del Sol. Thomas is perplexed yet secretly thrilled by sudden attention from the Plaguers, who, after admiring Alison's discarded portrait of him in the basement, are now affording him celebrity status in Button House, hanging on his every word.

The Captain is outraged by this meaningless reverence, believing that only a handful of great war leaders deserve such unadulterated veneration. As he and Thomas clash over the Plaguers, he challenges them to endure a poetry recital in order to test their loyalty.


This episode is dedicated "in loving memory of our friend Kevin Corbishley".

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd September 2022
30 minutes


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Date Time Channel
Saturday 24th September 2022 3:50pm BBC1 Wales


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
Nisha Aaliya Documentary Presenter
Atilla Akinci Voice Coach
Gina Gangar Female Guest
Toby Longworth Male Guest
Andrew James Spooner Documentary Expert
Writing team
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jim Howick Writer
Katharine Rosser Script Editor
Production team
Simon Hynd Director
Pat Tookey-Dickson Producer
Alison Carpenter Executive Producer
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Alison Owen 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
Seb Barwell Executive Producer
Jon Petrie Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Kay Loxley Line Producer
Will Peverett Editor
Andrew Lavin Production Designer
Kelly Valentine Hendry Casting Director
Alex Irwin Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Trevelyan Oliver Director of Photography
Natalie Pateman Make-up Designer
Ralegh Long Composer
Peter Griffiths 1st Assistant Director

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