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Series 4, Episode 3 - The Hardest Word

Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Robin (Laurence Rickard), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas)
Can the ghosts get back into Alison's good books after she gives them the biggest telling off of their lives/deaths? Alison and Mike learn that relaxation is harder than it looks.

Further details

The ghosts (and Mike) are shocked by Alison's colossal telling off - the biggest they have ever had (and that's saying something). They all agree they must come up with a creative way to get back into Alison's good books and show her how truly sorry they are. Mary, however, believing she has done nothing wrong, refuses to take any responsibility - not after the fiery fate that befell her the last time she took the blame for something she didn't do.

Alison and Mike have a last-minute cancellation at the guesthouse and decide that a relaxing day off is exactly what they need. Mike sets about creating the perfect day - cooking Alison lunch, running her a hot bath, a trip to the cinema. But the pair soon discover that unwinding is far more challenging than it looks.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th October 2022
30 minutes


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 (as Yani Xander) Humphrey's Body
Writing team
Laurence Rickard 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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