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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.


Episode menu

Series 4, Episode 6

Babylon has secured an exclusive deal with an Italian glossy magazine to host a Royal wedding. When the wedding is called off, Sam makes plans to forge ahead regardless, using the hotel's staff as the wedding party.

Further details

Hotel Babylon. Image shows from L to R: Juliet Miller (Anna Wilson Jones), Gennaro (Darius Danesh). Copyright: Carnival Films

Babylon has secured an exclusive magazine deal to host a Royal wedding with Italian glossy magazine Certo!. When the wedding is called off, however, Juliet is astonished that Sam plans to forge ahead regardless, using the hotel's staff as the wedding party - Emily will be a princess from Lichtenstein, with Ben as her dashing groom.

Sam has received an unexpected tax bill and was relying on the money to pay off the balance. For once, Juliet decides to back his hair-brained scheme and helps the gang pull out all the stops. But, in spite of their fantastic efforts, the slippery magazine editor, Gennaro Fazio, exposes their game.

Elsewhere, Tony is tasked with looking after a teenage swimming prodigy, Mandy Warren, but quickly realises her managers, who are also her parents, are sucking her dry.

In the restaurant, meanwhile, James supervises a government trainee scheme and is surprised when a twinkly eyed octogenarian, Ken, turns up. James assumes the old codger is being a pest to a well-known food critic dining in the restaurant and has him demoted to the kitchens. But he's actually made quite an impression and James eats humble pie when he promotes him back to front of house.

Broadcast details

Friday 31st July 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Darius Danesh Gennaro
Trevor Peacock Ken
Kelly Osbourne Jo
Annabelle Apsion Alexis Warren
Eleanor Gecks Mandy
Colin Wells Simon Warren
John Savident Tristrum Calder
Richard Durden Count
Barbara Wilshere Mrs Sears
Romy Baskerville Mrs Warren
Writing team
Jonathan Brackley Writer
Sam Vincent 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
John Lunn Composer
Jim Williams Composer
Mike Lovatt Trumpeter
Chris Deacon Trumpeter

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