Ghosts

Mathew Baynton on Ghosts, clowning and his inner Regency era poet

If only the director could see their Narrator Three now. The snub marked the beginning of Baynton’s steady rise to Brit-com stardom, from comic turns like the innocent but inane Deano in Gavin and Stacey (2008-2010), to creating and starring in several dearly beloved sitcoms, the most recent being BBC One’s Ghosts (2019-).

Kiell Smith-Bynoe on the acting grind, Ghosts series four and his new Comedy Blap Red Flag

It was the last day of Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he was performing in the improvised comedy show BattleActs! for the third year in a row, and he was trying to buy some drinks at the bar. But far from ruing the loss of the round, he was jubilant. “It’s the happiest card decline I’ve ever had,” he says, “because I remember just knowing […] that I was going to be in a show that I really loved.” You see, earlier that day, he was told he had been cast in Stath Lets Flats.

Ghosts to return to BBC One for a fourth series

Series four will see Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) open the gatehouse for business as a humble bed and breakfast, in the hopes of making some money without the ghosts interfering as usual.

The sitcom comes from the creators and stars of Yonderland and Bill, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, who were also the original stars of Horrible Histories.