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.

Christmas special in December.
Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold today at 10pm.

Press Clippings

I Talk Telly Awards 2020 nominations

After Life, Friday Night Dinner, Gavin & Stacey, Ghosts, Home, Inside No. 9, Man Like Mobeen and This Country are amongst the nominees for the I Talk Telly Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 8th November 2020

In conversation with... Ben Willbond

Between the airing of Ghosts' hugely anticipated second series and the writing of its already-commissioned third, we were lucky enough to sit down for a chat with one of the creators, writers, and stars of the show, Ben Willbond (The Captain).

Idiots Assembled, 12th October 2020

As Mike and Alison prepare to attend her school reunion, Mike gets lost down a social media stalking hole and romantic poet Thomas recounts his demise in the 1820s. The other ghosts chip in with their own, highly subjective, versions and there's an enjoyable cameo to come for Stath Lets Flats fans.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 12th October 2020

Review: Fanny girl raises the spectre of silly laughs

Irn-Bru's marketing team got into a lot of trouble by making jokes about someone with the name Fanny many years ago.

Stevie Gallacher, The Sunday Post, 29th September 2020

Kiell Smith-Bynoe interview

The BBC sitcom Ghosts hinges on the spirited relationship between its two stars. Yet there's more to the man who plays Mike - including a novelty grime hit about chicken.

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 28th September 2020

Ghosts is back, and in even better form. This confection by the Horrible Histories team, but aimed firmly at an adult audience, with its tongue firmly in its cheek, is a dizzying - I dislike the word romp, but sadly there's no other - through the tale of one couple, one haunted castle, and their attempts to zhuzh it up as a prestige wedding venue despite the pesky presence of headless poets etc. Yup, I just used the words zhuzh, romp, prestige and pesky, and it says much about the quality that this caused me no pain. Sharp and smart, fast and fun, and horribly watchable.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 27th September 2020

TV review: Ghosts Series 2 Episode 1

There's still enough going on here that it's a show I'm extremely fond of, the cast are without exception bloody superb, and the concept is an appealing one indeed. But whereas the majority of the previous series were of the four star and more variety this was definitely one of the weaker episodes, enjoyable for sure, but lacking in moments which would make anyone laugh out loud over and over again.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 22nd September 2020

Ghosts review - silly family fun & boy do we need it

Ghosts returned for a second series in the saner pre-watershed slot of 8.30pm. I don't know what BBC One was thinking last time scheduling it at 9.30pm: it's hardly Fleabag. Plus if anyone can be trusted to do a decent double entendre that adults will get but kids probably won't, it is this fine and much-loved former Horrible Histories team.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 22nd September 2020

Ghosts review

It's laugh-out-loud funny, but they might as well have called it Are You Being Haunted?.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 22nd September 2020

Ghosts review: good fun, but it can't beat Rentaghost

This knockabout sitcom from the Horrible Histories team feels like a kids' show at times, but it sure beats the BBC's 'topical' comedies.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 21st September 2020