BBC One’s new comedy series Ghosts will premiere on Monday April 15th at 9:30pm, it has been announced.
Ghosts is described as a multi-character sitcom set in the crumbling country pile of Button Hall, which is home to numerous restless spirits who have died there over the centuries. Each ghost is 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. The six episode comedy – which hails from the Horrible Histories team of Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond – is produced by Monumental Television and stars the creators alongside Charlotte Ritchie, Katy Wix and Lolly Adefope. Matthew Mulot is the series producer, while Tom Kingsley is the director. The creators will also serve as executive producers alongside Monumental’s Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.