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BBC Ghosts Stars Name Their Favourite Episodes


Is your favourite on their list?

BBC's Ghosts is back for a fourth series
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Forced to choose under pain of neck-arrow, what would your favourite Ghosts episode be? The one with Pat’s death day? The Christmas panto ep? The Captain’s story finally told in “Carpe Diem”? Or the one where, in under half an hour, a bunch of comedy characters in silly costumes deliver the most emotionally insightful and instructive reflection on grief perhaps ever shown on TV? We nominated some corkers here, but they barely scratch the surface of this delightful, warm comedy.

Let’s leave it to the experts then. As told to Nathan Bryon on the BBC Sounds podcast Inside… Ghosts, here’s what the show’s creators and stars rate as their personal faves, now that the show is over. From Ben Willbond, Jim Howick, Mat Baynton, Larry Rickard, Martha Howe-Douglas, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Charlotte Ritchie, here are their personal picks of the BBC show’s best episodes and the cast’s fondest filming memories.

Ben Willbond: Redding Weddy

(Series 2, Episode 3. Writers: Ben Willbond and Simon Farnaby)

In “Redding Weddy”, Mike and Alison rush to prepare Button House and the grounds for a last-minute wedding booking, and inadvertently explode the Captain’s buried experimental WWII limpet mine – teased as instead being a secret about his love life. It was the first appearance of Havers, a key flashback character who returned in the Captain’s death story episode “Carpe Diem”.

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