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When is Ghosts coming back to BBC One?

Broadcaster sets an air date

Ensemble comedy Ghosts is returning to BBC One on September 21, the broadcaster has announced. 

The team finished filming the second series about a cash-strapped young couple who inherit a haunted country house, the day before lockdown in March.

In the new series, Alison, played by Charlotte Richie, and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) are trying to get along with their ghostly housemates of Button House. 

With the property needing extensive building work the couple decide to try to rent the place out for events – and an authentic haunted house experience, if the ghosts are willing to exploited for money-making gains?

The show was created by Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Willbond – the team behind Horrible Histories who also star as the ghosts, alongside Lolly Adefope and Katy Wix.

It has been an audience and critical hit. Although the first episode attracted a modest audience of 2.5million when it aired in April last year, the figure grew  to 5.5million within the first month on iPlayer.

Michael Hogan in The Daily Telegraph called it a ‘deliriously daft supernatural romp,’; Christopher Stevens in the Daily Mail said any resistance to the cornier jokes was overwhelmed by ‘a landslide of puns and slapstick that comes so fast you can’t possibly catch it all in a single viewing’; and Pat Stacey in the Irish Independent called it ‘joyously, infectiously silly, yet at the same time whip-smart’.

Read Chortle’s review of the first episode here.

A third series has also been commissioned. 

The first of the six new episodes airs at 8.30pm on September 21.

Published: 10 Sep 2020

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