Marley's Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Adam Wise (John Hannah), Marley Wise (Sarah Alexander), Michael Walton (Nicholas Burns), Vicar (Jo Joyner). Copyright: John Stanley Productions
Marley's Ghosts

Marley's Ghosts

  • TV sitcom
  • Gold
  • 2015 - 2016
  • 9 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about a woman who can talk to the dead: particularly her former husband, lover, and their vicar. Stars Sarah Alexander, Jo Joyner, Nicholas Burns, John Hannah, Mina Anwar and Juliet Cowan

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Dead Man's Chest

Marley's Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Marley Wise (Sarah Alexander), Sergeant Hatfield (Stewart Wright)
Marley moves into her new home and receives a visit from a handsome policeman and the local Neighbourhood Watch, while her ex-lover Michael's past comes back to haunt him.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th October 2016
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 21st October 2016 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 23rd October 2016 10:10pm Gold
Sunday 6th November 2016 7:40pm Gold
Monday 7th November 2016 4:55pm Gold
Wednesday 8th February 2017 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 1st March 2017 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 10th August 2017 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 10th June 2018 3:15am Gold
Thursday 1st November 2018 1:45am Gold
Friday 24th May 2019 1:20am Gold
Tuesday 28th May 2019 2:15am Gold
Friday 5th June 2020 3:05am Gold
Monday 1st March 2021 1:25am Gold
Friday 12th March 2021 3:00am Gold
Saturday 22nd May 2021 2:40am Gold
Friday 18th June 2021 3:20am Gold
Friday 8th October 2021 2:40am Gold
Monday 10th January 2022 2:25am Gold
Friday 14th January 2022 12:25am Gold
Monday 18th July 2022 12:40am Gold
Friday 28th April 2023 3:30am Gold
Thursday 1st February 2024 3:30am Gold
Sunday 11th February 2024 3:00am Gold
Wednesday 27th March 2024 3:00am Gold
Monday 1st April 2024 3:15am Gold
Tuesday 2nd April 2024 2:00am Gold
Saturday 13th April 2024 2:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th April 2024 1:35am Gold

Cast & crew

Sarah Alexander Marley Wise
Jo Joyner Vicar
Nicholas Burns Michael Walton
John Hannah Adam Wise
Guest cast
Stewart Wright Sergeant Hatfield
Carol MacReady Mrs. Harrington
Anna Wilson Jones Katie Paine
Writing team
Daniel Peacock Writer
Production team
Jonathan Gershfield Director
James Dean Producer
Layla Smith Executive Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Daniel Peacock Co-producer
Tim Marchant Editor
Amanda Bernstein Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
June Nevin Costume Designer
Simon Reay Director of Photography
Linda A Morton (as Linda A. Morton) Make-up Designer
Grant Olding Composer
Adam Morris 1st Assistant Director


Marley flirts with a policeman in court

Marley and a policeman strike up a conversation.

Featuring: Sarah Alexander (Marley Wise), Stewart Wright (Sergeant Hatfield) & Anna Wilson Jones (Katie Paine).

Marley breaks the bad news

Marley talks to Michael's ex... with the help of Michael.

Featuring: Sarah Alexander (Marley Wise), Jo Joyner (Vicar), Nicholas Burns (Michael Walton), John Hannah (Adam Wise) & Anna Wilson Jones (Katie Paine).


Series two, and scatty magistrate Marley (Sarah Alexander) still hasn't got the hang of other people not being able to see her unhelpful undead companions (John Hannah, Jo Joyner and Nicholas Burns). When she's not arguing with them in public and looking mad, they're pushing her into genteel farce, this week involving the stuffy local residents association. A nicely made sitcom with an enviable cast, although the awkward premise is a ball and chain.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 19th October 2016

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