Hotel Babylon. Image shows from L to R: Charlie Edwards (Max Beesley), Rebecca Mitchell (Tamzin Outhwaite), Tony Casemore (Dexter Fletcher). Copyright: Carnival Films
Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2006 - 2009
  • 32 episodes (4 series)

Comedy drama about the workings of a glamorous 5-star London hotel, and the lives of its key staff members. Stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson, Martin Marquez and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Rebecca helps a jilted MP take revenge on her husband. Charlie and Tony compete with Anna and Jackie to conceal the secrets of a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary by having plastic surgery. Meanwhile, the boys wind up in an embarrassing position over a battle with a rival hotel.

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Prominent MP Theresa Evans (Ronni Ancona) is forced to hide in the hotel following the news that her husband Robert (William Scott-Masson) has had an affair. With relationship failures and work in common - Rebecca has split from husband Mark - Theresa and Rebecca bond over drinks in the hotel bar. When Theresa spots a wealthy Texan giving her the eye Rebecca encourages her go for it, only to later discover that he is an undercover reporter. Feeling personally responsible, Rebecca resolves to sort out the situation and invites tabloid editor Maria Henson (Kacey Ainsworth) for lunch. Maria tells Rebecca she will stop the story if Rebecca can provide her with some juicier gossip, but Rebecca is stumped. Later in the episode Rebecca is shocked to discover the paparazzi situation with Theresa was a set-up to further the Evans' new careers as the next Richard & Judy. Maria and Rebecca decide to join forces and form an unlikely alliance to get their own backs on the Evans.

Meanwhile Mr and Mrs Poldark (Cherie Lunghi and Russ Abbot) have both undergone plastic surgery and check into the hotel separately to recuperate before meeting up to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in a few days' time. The staff become involved in various escapades, trying to prevent the couple from meeting. Succeeding in their mission, the Poldarks are reunited for a loving anniversary.

Below stairs the war with rival hotel The Burlington reaches new levels of drama when Babylon's bar stools go missing. Feeling personally affronted, but supported by Rebecca, Gino takes it upon himself to steal a prized painting of the Burlington's founder. In retaliation, someone from the Burlington steals one of Babylon's two new sculptures from the lobby. The "Babylon bandits" have little choice but to infiltrate enemy lines to retrieve it. However, having had a tip-off the Burlington staff are ready and waiting!

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th February 2007
30 minutes

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