BBC Three’s supernatural drama Being Human is back for a fifth series, starring Michael Socha as werewolf Tom, Damien Molony as vampire Hal and Kate Bracken as ghost Alex, with Phil Davis as Captain Hatch.
Sunday 3 February 2013, 10pm
Ghost Alex is adjusting to life after death with werewolf Tom but vampire Hal is in hell. Not because he’s chained up like an animal, but because he’s desperate to get his marigolds on the messy house.
But when Tom and Alex decide to set him free, Hal’s wracked by uncertainty…can he control his bloodlust? Things get complicated with the return of Mr Rook, the shady figure whose government department protects the world from supernaturals.
Having been fired from the café, Hal and Tom find new employment at the Barry Grand Hotel, home to poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch (Phil Davis). Unknown to our trio, his decrepit exterior hides an ancient evil that threatens not only their friendship but also the entire world.
Sunday 10 February 2013, 10pm
Alex discovers she’s not the only ghost haunting Honolulu Heights.
Meanwhile, Tom and Hal go head-to-head in the hotel’s Employee of the Month competition, much to the delight of Captain Hatch, who feeds on werewolf/vampire conflict
In the supernatural archive, Mr Rook is hatching a devious scheme to save his department, one that involves newly made vampire Crumb.
Sunday 17 February 2013, 10pm
When Tom meets minor TV personality Larry Chrysler, he’s inspired by Larry’s lifestyle and goes about learning how to be successful from his new mentor – but is Larry everything that he claims to be?
Meanwhile, Hal is dressed to impress and secretly off to meet an old friend called Lady Mary (Amanda Hale). Alex’s curiosity gets the better of her and she sneaks off to follow Hal, but soon discovers some worrying similarities between herself and Lady Mary.
Sunday 24 February 2013, 10pm
Crumb has found his bloody way in the world with a new pal in tow. When Rook approaches Hal to get them under control, Hal is unable to refuse: he owes Rook a favour after all.
But that’s not the only favour Rook asks: he wants them to look after Bobby (Ricky Grover), a werewolf who has been under Rook’s care for a very long time. The task falls to Tom and he has his work cut out for him reintroducing Bobby to a world he’s long forgotten.
Sunday 3 March 2013, 10pm
Tom falls for a damsel in distress called Natasha (Kathryn Prescott), when she runs into the hotel looking for a safe heaven. But Natasha comes to the attention of Hal for a darker reason, when she offers him a way to control his bloodlust and prevent him from killing innocents.
Meanwhile, Alex is positive there’s something suspect about hotel resident Captain Hatch. But the more she investigates, the deeper into danger she gets.
Sunday 10 March 2013, 10pm
The supernatural trinity has been broken. There is little left of Hal’s humanity. Having feasted on blood and recruited an army of vampires, he’s ready to return to his hedonistic and debauched days. Tom is set on revenge and has returned to his default setting – vampire killer, with one vampire in mind. Alex is trapped in a hellish prison by Captain Hatch.
Unbeknownst to them all, Captain Hatch is no longer wheelchair bound and weak: he’s the regained his strength and is determined to cause as much chaos, death and destruction as possible. In the thrilling series finale Hal, Tom and Alex do battle with the Devil (Phil Davis) in order to save the world, but at what price to their own humanity?
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