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 5

Sam enrols Juliet and the gang on a team-building course to improve their performance. However, the course leader has ulterior motives and Sam's plan backfires when Juliet is forced to quit her job.

Further details

Hotel Babylon. Mary (Denise Van Outen). Copyright: Carnival Films

It's spring-clean time at Babylon and Sam's main focus is on his team. He's enrolled them onto a team-building course to improve their performance, but Juliet isn't happy.

However, Sam is resolute and, as the gang attends the first set of exercises, the woman running the course identifies a serious problem in Juliet.

Meanwhile, Ben has befriended a homeless chap, Martin, who is masquerading as a hotel guest in order to have somewhere warm to sleep. Martin used to be a famous children's TV presenter but he's now fallen on hard times. Determined to rehabilitate him, Ben persuades Juliet to help. Wanting to prove her mettle to Sam, Juliet agrees and borrows a large sum of cash from Babylon to buy Martin a new suit and sends him for a job interview. But things go from bad to worse for Juliet when Martin seemingly disappears, along with valuables from the hotel.

Elsewhere, a large group of sci-fi geeks attend their yearly Captain Stranger convention, and Gino is bewitched by Mary, one of the attendees.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 24th July 2009
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Dexter Fletcher Tony Casemore
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
Denise Van Outen Mary
James Fleet Martin Armstrong
Janet Ellis Gail Wallis Strong
Elliot Levey Mark
Kellie Bright Meredith Armstrong
Mark Rice-Oxley Ferris
Cerith Flinn Rhodri
Writing team
Darin Henry Writer
Katy Harmer Script Editor
Production team
Jim Loach Director
Polly Williams Producer
Christopher Aird Executive Producer
Gareth Neame Executive Producer
Colin Fair Editor
Karl Probert Production Designer

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