BBC commissions Ghosts for a fourth series

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The critically acclaimed and much-loved sitcom Ghosts will be back for a fourth series, the BBC has confirmed.

From the creators and stars of Yonderland and Bill, and the original stars of Horrible Histories, the popular comedy will start filming the new series in the new year and it will once again be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Ghosts series 4

When we return for Series 4, Button House is open for business, well, the gatehouse is. Can Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) make a success of the humble B&B or will the interfering ghosts once again scupper their plans?

The third series of the BAFTA nominated series launched in summer 2021 with 4.3million viewers watching the first episode – the biggest audience of the regular series to date – and the biggest audience for a comedy among 4 to 15-year-olds in 2021 so far, thus cementing the show as a firm family favourite. 

Ghosts stars writers and creators Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. 

The cast also includes Lolly Adefope and Katy Wix.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Button House for a fourth series. We are already working on new stories and can’t wait to share the next chapter”, the show creators said.

Alison Carpenter, Executive Producer at Monumental Television, said: “It’s wonderful to see audiences enjoying Ghosts more with every series. 

“We can’t wait to get back to Button House with our incredibly talented team of writers, cast and crew to bring a fourth series to the screen.”

Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC said: “We can’t wait to return to Button House for series 4. 

“Ghosts is a true jewel in BBC Comedy’s crown, and we’re delighted to be working again with the cast and creators, and Monumental, who never fail to deliver a faultless combination of big laughs and loads of heart.”

All previous episodes of Ghosts are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

Ghosts ( 6 x 30’ ) is a Monumental Television production in association with Them There for the BBC. 

The producer is Pat Tookey-Dickson, and the creators serve as Executive Producers alongside Monumental’s Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward and Alison Owen. 

Ghosts is distributed by BBC Studios and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp.