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 4, Episode 1

Hotel Babylon is closing. Tony desperately pitches the hotel to an Asian businessman, but the deal goes into freefall when Tony refuses to meet his demands. Meanwhile, a terror alert throws Central London into chaos, and a crowd seek refuge in the hotel. The team pull together fantastically, and a millionaire caught up in the bedlam is so impressed that he decides to buy Babylon, securing its future. Elsewhere, Anna is nearly eight months pregnant, but is in total denial.

Further details

Hotel Babylon. Nun (Abi Titmuss). Copyright: Carnival Films

Hotel Babylon is due to close down and Juliet Miller, nicknamed "The Undertaker" by the gang, has been appointed by management to oversee its demise, as the drama set in a five-star hotel returns for a new series.

In a last-ditch attempt, Tony desperately pitches Babylon to a wealthy Asian businessman, whose daughter is meeting a Bollywood star and her future husband for the first time in an elaborate introduction ceremony at the hotel. However, the deal goes into freefall when Tony refuses to meet his demands. To top it all, a terrorist threat in London brings the city to a standstill and some stranded airline passengers bound for the airport seek refuge in the hotel.

Among them, to the amazement of both, is Juliet's ex-husband, Sam. They haven't seen one another in five years and, soon, old tensions re-surface. Will Sam and Juliet overcome their problems to ensure the safety of their "stranded guests", and can Tony and the gang find a way of saving the hotel from closure?

Meanwhile, receptionist Anna is eight months' pregnant, in total denial and refusing to tell anyone who the father is. So all bets are on below stairs as the gang attempts to be the first to discover the daddy's identity!

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 19th June 2009
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Dexter Fletcher Tony Casemore
Emma Pierson Anna Thornton-Wilton
Martin Marquez Gino Primirola
Michael Obiora Ben Trueman
Raymond Coulthard (as Ray Coulthard) James Schofield
Danira Govic Tanya Mihajlov
Alexandra Moen Emily James
Nigel Harman Sam Franklin
Anna Wilson Jones Juliet Miller
Guest cast
Preeya Kalidas Aishia Chadhuri
Chris Bisson (as Christopher Bisson) Omar
Ernest Ignatius Pramit Chadhuri
Ceri Murphy Miles
Jessica Brooks Zoe
Abi Titmuss Nun
Andy Kane Clive
Mike Ramsden Reporter
Tim Donovan Reporter
Selina Giles Carol
Ben Fogle Self
Writing team
Jack Williams Writer
Katy Harmer Script Editor
Production team
Andy Hay Director
Polly Williams Producer
Christopher Aird Executive Producer
Gareth Neame Executive Producer
Andrew Morrison Editor
Karl Probert Production Designer
John Lunn Composer
Jim Williams Composer

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