Ghosts series 5 announced

The creators of Ghosts open The Button House Archives

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The book promises Julian’s campaign promises, Lady Button’s Rules of Etiquette and more… 

As we approach the show’s fifth and final series, the creators of Ghosts have written a book. It’s a weighty looking tome titled, The Button House Archives and promises contributions from all the BBC sitcom’s spectral characters.

Ghosts The Button House Archives

Here’s the blurb:

Everybody leaves a trace. The ghosts of Button House may have been dead a long time – some of them a very long time – but they have all left their mark on the world (even if, in Robin’s case, that mark is just a handprint on the wall of a cave).

Gathered together in this volume is a treasure trove of unearthed cuttings, original records and rare artefacts that explore the unseen lives of those who died at Button House: from Thomas’s love letters to Pat’s ‘Summer Camp Rap’, and from Julian’s campaign promises to Lady Button’s Rules of Etiquette. There are even documents dictated to the one person who can see and hear the ghosts: Alison Cooper.

Written by the show’s creators – Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond – this eclectic archive is a unique chance to discover more about the beloved ghosts of Button House. Thank be to Moonah!

A book for all the family, it is as warm-spirited and deliriously daft as the series itself.

GHOSTS: The Button House Archives is published by Bloomsbury on October 28th, 2023 and available to pre-order now.

Meet the Ghosts

Celebrating the book’s launch, there’s also ‘An Evening with the Cast of Ghosts’ scheduled for Sunday 29th October.

It’s taking place at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London and, despite the slightly eye-watering price, the event it already sold out. However, it might be worth keeping an eye out for returns, or a further date.