Ghosts returns to BBC One for Christmas special
James R | On 25, Nov 2020
BBC One’s Ghosts will officially return this year for a Christmas special.
The comedy series from the team behind Yonderland and Bill stars Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, as well as Lolly Adefope and Katy Wix. It follows a young couple, Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), who unexpectedly inherit a grand country estate only to find it is both falling apart and overrun with ghosts.
“This hilarious undead sitcom from the Horrible Histories team is quaintly spooky and irresistibly silly,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Since then, the show has returned for an equally ambitious and inventive sophomore run, and now, it’s all set to return for a festive one-off.
It’s Christmas at Button House, and as Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) are hosting his family for the first time, Mike is determined to make it perfect. However his plan to make his parents relax may be optimistic. Alison is also determined to deliver the best Christmas ever for the living and the dead, although the latter aren’t filled with festive cheer. It turns out Christmas just isn’t that much fun when you’re deceased. A new arrival in the house forces Julian (Simon Farnaby) to confront past wrongs and as he delves into memories of his former life, he has a revelation that could help the ghosts rediscover the real message of Christmas.
The 30-minute episode was teased by Farnaby recently, noting that his Tory MP, Julian, would share more about his home life.
“Part of the joy of the show is to learn to value life and think about what happens when it’s not there anymore, what that means and the people you have left behind,” Farnaby commented.