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

BBC One comedy drama. 32 episodes (4 series), 2006 - 2009. Stars Tamzin Outhwaite, Max Beesley, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Pierson, Martin Marquez, Natalie Mendoza, Michael Obiora and others.

Series 4, Episode 8

An exclusive dating agency is holding a 'romantic event' at Babylon, and elsewhere someone in the hotel has written a manuscript for an erotic novel, featuring members of staff under paper-thin pseudonyms.

Further details

Hotel Babylon. Karen (Michelle Collins). Copyright: Carnival Films.

An exclusive dating agency is holding a "romantic event" at Babylon and Juliet is delighted when she bumps into her old friend, Karen.

Things have been hotting up in the relationship stakes between Juliet and Sam but he's just invited her to Hawaii and she can't get their troubled past out of her head. Unsure what to do, she confides in Karen. However, Karen's life isn't as rosy as she makes out and she bitterly reveals an explosive secret about Juliet to Sam. Juliet's blossoming relationship suddenly goes into free-fall.

On his night off, meanwhile, Tony is called back to the hotel to help a regular guest with a serious problem. However, it is not the guest who ends up in hot water with the police, but Tony, who finds himself facing serious charges and could lose everything.

Later, Gino is on the hunt to find which member of staff wrote the manuscript for an erotic novel he has found on the printer, featuring members of staff under paper-thin pseudonyms. Gino is convinced that the author carries a torch for him but is in for a nasty surprise when their identity is revealed...

Elsewhere, Ben decides it is make-over time for goofy receptionist Mel. With help from James and Tanya, Ben transforms Mel into a beautiful and sophisticated woman.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 14th August 2009
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular 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 (as Anna Wilson-Jones) Juliet Miller
Amy Nuttall Melanie Hughes
Guest cast
Michelle Collins Karen
Nadia Cameron-Blakey Becky
Roger Barclay Richard
Tom Knight Graham Philpott
Jay Simpson Mike
Satnam Bhogal Ray
Daniel Newman Liam
Richard Lawrence Peter
Jonathan Coyne Dickie Balls
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
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