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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

Ghosts

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2019 - 2023
  • 34 episodes (5 series)

Comedy about a group of ghosts inhabiting a crumbling country manor and its new living owners. Stars Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas and more.

  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated Sunday 28th July at 10:30pm on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 190

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Series 5, Episode 1 - Fools

Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Joy (Anna Crilly), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe)
Mike approaches Alison to discuss their finances following the loss of their B&B business. However, Alison is more preoccupied with plotting revenge on the Ghosts for April Fool's Day and recruits a playful Humphrey to execute her plans.

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Mike approaches Alison to discuss their finances following the loss of their B&B business. However, Alison is more preoccupied with plotting revenge on the Ghosts for April Fool's Day and recruits a playful Humphrey to execute her plans.

But who will prove the hardest to fool? Meanwhile, Mike is shocked to find someone from their insurance company on his doorstep - an unannounced visit to check the details of the gatehouse fire. Can Mike convince her that lightning really can strike thrice?

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Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Captain (Ben Willbond), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe)
Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Pat (Jim Howick), Captain (Ben Willbond)
Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Robin (Laurence Rickard), Lady Button (Martha Howe-Douglas), Pat (Jim Howick)
Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Joy (Anna Crilly)
Ghosts. Joy (Anna Crilly)
Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Humphrey (Laurence Rickard), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie)
Ghosts. Alison (Charlotte Ritchie)
Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Pat (Jim Howick)
Ghosts. Image shows left to right: Joy (Anna Crilly), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe)

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 6th October 2023
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Catch-up

Cast & crew

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
Laurence Rickard Humphrey
Guest cast
Yani Alexansandrov (as Yani Xander) Humphrey's Body
Anna Crilly Joy
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
Anne Patterson Line Producer
Dave O'Callaghan Post Producer
Will Peverett Editor
Andrew Lavin Production Designer
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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