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 7

James's future lies in Gino's hands when they are asked to oversee the extravagant funeral of a VIP guest.

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Hotel Babylon. Sam Franklin (Nigel Harman). Copyright: Carnival Films

Juliet has promised James a promotion if the extravagant funeral of a VIP guest is a success, but an ill-timed comment by Gino is set to blow James's chances altogether.

Meanwhile, Jim Doody, an old flame of Juliet's, is staying at Babylon and is keen to rekindle their relationship. Juliet is delighted to see her ex but this throws up unexpected feelings of jealousy for Sam. While Sam tries to work out his feelings for Juliet he falls for the charms of an attractive female guest, resulting in a one-night stand.

Later, after a heated row over the funeral arrangements, James rashly fires Gino but soon realises his mistake when the body of the famous Sicilian artist, Christiano Cucci, disappears. Having persuaded a reluctant Gino to come back, the two embark on a search of the hotel with some startling discoveries.

Elsewhere, Ben and the gang are surprised at Juliet's choice of new hotel receptionist. Mel's clothes are dated, her hair and make-up are wrong and she doesn't have that five-star edge. It's not long before Ben exposes as her an imposter...

Broadcast details

Friday 7th August 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
Amy Nuttall Melanie Hughes
Guest cast
Hugh Dennis Jim Doody
Clive Russell Christiano Cucci
Poppy Elliot Sophie
Thaila Zucchi Luna Cucci
Sally Dexter Eva Cucci
Lucy Liemann Charlotte
Nia Roberts Precious
Charles Mayer Doug
John Hopkins Phil McGuiness
Siobhan Hewlett Isabel
Tom Turner Craig
Peter McNally Pallbearer
Writing team
Jess Williams Writer
Katy Harmer Script Editor
Production team
Andy Hay Director
Polly Williams Producer
Christopher Aird Executive Producer
Gareth Neame Executive Producer
Emma Oxley Editor
Karl Probert Production Designer
John Lunn Composer
Jim Williams Composer

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