Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope join Ghosts

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 12:13pm

Ghosts. Image shows from L to R: Mary (Katy Wix), Headless John (Laurence Rickard), Kitty (Lolly Adefope), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie), Lady Button  (Martha Howe-Douglas), Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), Pat (Jim Howick), Thomas Thorne (Mathew Baynton), The Captain (Ben Willbond), Julian (Simon Farnaby), Unknown. Copyright: Monumental Pictures.

The BBC has announced further casting for upcoming sitcom Ghosts.

Created, written by and starring the original Horrible Histories core cast - Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond - the comedy is expected to air in the coming months.

Producers have today announced that Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope will also feature as ghosts in the six-part series.

Bridging horror and comedy with "an irreverent tone this troupe have made their own", the sitcom focuses on a group of deceased inhabitants of a country mansion.

BBC One explains: "The crumbling country pile of Button Hall is home to numerous restless spirits who have died there over the centuries - each ghost very much a product of their time, resigned to squabbling with each other for eternity over the most inane of daily gripes.

"But their lives - or, rather, afterlives - are thrown into turmoil when a young urban couple - Alison and Mike - surprisingly inherit the peaceful derelict house and make plans to turn it into a bustling family hotel. As the ghosts attempt to oust the newcomers from their home, and Mike and Alison discover the true scale of the project they've taken on, fate conspires to trap both sides in an impossible house share, where every day is, literally, a matter of life and death."

Alison and Mike are played by Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe. Wix and Adefope join the Horrible Histories, Yonderland and Bill stars as fellow ghosts Mary and Kitty, respectively.

Produced by Monumental Television with Them There, the series has been directed by Tom Kingsley and produced by Matthew Mulot.


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