BBC One comedy Ghosts will return for a second series, it has been announced.
Ghosts follows Alison and Mike, a cash-strapped young couple struggling to buy their first home, think their prayers are answered when a distant relative bequeaths them a sprawling country estate.
However they soon find it is both falling apart and teeming with the ghosts of former inhabitants.
Each ghost very much a product of their time, resigned to squabbling with each other for eternity over the most inane of daily gripes.
From the makers and stars of Horrible Histories, the cast of ghosts includes Mathew Baynton as Thomas, Simon Farnaby as Julian, Martha Howe-Douglas as Fanny, Jim Howick as Pat, Laurence Rickard s Robin & Humphreys head, and Ben Willbond (BW), who plays the Captain.
The creators of the show said of getting a second series: “We are DEAD excited to be returning to BBC One for a second series of Ghosts. We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the show, and can’t wait to get haunting Button House once again.
"We’d like to thank Charlotte, Kiell, Lolly, Katy and our fantastic crew for helping us realise such a hugely ambitious project. And thanks also to everyone at Monumental and the BBC for their tireless support of what is clearly a ridiculous idea. We are already hard at work on stories for series two, and can’t wait to share them with you."
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, added: "Ghosts gave us all a very pleasant shock in landing so fully formed as an instant mainstream hit. This very special gang of writer-performers have created a rich character world shot through with their trademark wit, warmth and mischief."
Alison Carpenter, Head of Television at producers Monumental Television, commented: “We are immensely proud of Ghosts, and it's been wonderful to see the audience embrace the show. We can't wait to gather our hugely talented team back together and return to Button House."
You can purchase a DVD box set of Ghosts series 1 here.