Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Julian (Simon Farnaby), Humphrey's Head (Laurence Rickard), Thomas Thorne (Mathew Baynton), Fanny (Martha Howe-Douglas), Captain (Ben Willbond), Pat (Jim Howick). Copyright: Monumental Pictures.


BBC One sitcom about a group of ghosts. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Ghosts gets 3rd series as BBC renews iPlayer focus

The BBC has commissioned a third series of sitcom Ghosts, as it looks increasingly to iPlayer rather than television as the home of its content.

British Comedy Guide, 8th October 2019

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Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 17th July 2019

DVD review: Ghosts - Series 1

The spirit of Rentaghost is resurrected in this recent BBC sitcom, the highest rated British TV comedy series of 2019 thus far.

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 30th May 2019

Ghosts gets second series on BBC One

BBC One's Ghosts - from the Yonderland, Horrible Histories and Bill team - is to return to screens for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 28th May 2019

Many will miss this joyful sitcom in which a hapless couple battle to get the better of the incorporeal inhabitants they have inherited along with a mansion. As the hilarious series from the people behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland comes to a close, a greedy hotel chain sets its sights on Button Hall.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 20th May 2019

A solution to Alison and Mike's money worries is in sight as film-makers hire Button House for a costume saga. But can the ghosts be persuaded to play ball? Both funny and a feat of performance and direction - a drama within a comedy, but peppered with disruptive incorporeal beings from another dimension, too.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 6th May 2019

The only oasis of quality broadcasting I can detect on my advanced radar systems for Bank Holiday Monday is Ghosts, now halfway through its (I hope) first series. It's basically the Horrible Histories folk having yet more fun, but this time in the form of a sitcom, rather than the usual gentle exercise in history teaching for the young. Anyway, in case you've not caught up with it, it's quite witty and extremely well played by the Horrible Histories repertoire company. This week, the young couple who've unexpectedly inherited a crumbling Jacobean mansion, and their menagerie of accursed spirits, play hosts to a film crew. What could possibly go wrong? At least they weren't making a sequel to Ghostbusters.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 4th May 2019

Ghosts, episode 2, review

Comedy with a silly ray of springtime sunshine and witty horror movie tropes.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 22nd April 2019

With the set-up out of the way, this sitcom about a creaky mansion inherited by a millennial couple, only one of whom can see the spirits that haunt it, is now flying. Strong, clever gags are offset - as always with the Yonderland/Horrible Histories gang - by lovely little performance flourishes. Delightful.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 22nd April 2019

Ghosts review

Beautifully designed and directed as well, I really don't have a negative word to say about it in the slightest.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 16th April 2019