Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope join Ghosts | The new BBC One comedy from the Horrible Histories team

Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope join Ghosts

The new BBC One comedy from the Horrible Histories team

Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope have joined the cast of upcoming BBC One comedy Ghosts, from the team behind Horrible Histories.

The comics will play two of the spirits who haunt a crumbling manor house called Button Hall.

The others – including  a Tory MP who died in embarrassing circumstances, a 'wilderness club leader' and a witch – are played by the show's creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond,

They haunt the new occupants, played by Fresh Meat’s Charlotte Ritchie  and Kiell Smith-Bynoe, an young urban couple who inherit the property

Tom Kingsley, who previously helmed Pls Like, Stath Lets Flats, will direct the  six-part series, which  is due to air on BBC One next year.

A Horrible Histories movie set in ancient Rome is also due out in July

It features a  star-studded new cast including Nick Frost, Kim Cattrall, Rupert Graves, Sir Derek Jacobi, Kate Nash as Boudicca, Alex Macqueen, Sarah Hadland, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Dave Lamb, Jessica Ransom, Alexander Armstrong, Lee Mack, Warwick Davis, Lucy Montgomery, Jamie Demetriou, Tony Gardner and Kevin Bishop.

Ghosts production credits

Made by: Monumental Television in association with Them There
Director: Tom Kingsley
Producer: Matthew Mulot
Executive producers: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond plus Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen from Monumental
Commissioned by: Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning and Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content
Commissioning editor: Kate Daughton

Published: 13 Mar 2019

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