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Ghosts creators write a behind-the-scenes guide

Second spin-off book from hit BBC sitcom

The team behind the sitcom Ghosts have written a new book going behind the scenes of their hit show.

Ghosts: Brought to Life – The Making of a Classic will be published by Bloomsbury on October 24.

It has been written by the show’s creators and stars, Matthew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond

Ghosts book coverThe title promises in-depth interviews with the actors, the directors and the crew as well as details of scenes that were left on the cutting-room floor, bloopers, episode guides and character profiles.

In a statement, the authors said: ‘Making Ghosts really was an extraordinary amount of fun, and we’re so excited to share the joy (and occasional pain) of that process with fans of the show. 

‘Revisiting those stories and characters has brought back many brilliant memories of that unique location and superb crew, and we can’t wait to take readers on a personal tour of our beloved Button House in all its ghost-filled glory.’

The blurb adds: ‘From understanding how the ghosts walked through walls to discovering how long it took to do Robin's make-up, and from learning who stole what from the set to reliving favourite moments, Ghosts: Brought to Life is a treasure-trove of fascinating insight into the makings of this comedy legend, a series that brought families together and touched people's lives.’

The fifth and final series of Ghosts was the most watched UK comedy of 2023. Meanwhile, the US version is entering its fourth series for CBS, and a German version has just been announced.

Last year, the team released The Button House Archives, the official companion to the series, also published by  Bloomsbury.

Ghosts: Brough to Life – The Making of a Classic is available to order from Amazon, priced £20, or from, which supports independent booksellers, here:

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Published: 18 Jun 2024

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