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Free Pass

Series 1 - Episode 4 Free Pass

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Review

This comedy remains flawless, although tonight you won’t be wiping away tears as you might have last week. This is episode, first shown last year, is devilishly well worked, relying on us enjoying just hanging out with the characters for a bit in whatever new situation arises. 

A TV crew descends to shoot a period drama, offering Alison and Mike (Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe) the chance to make big money – if the house doesn’t fall apart. As usual, the fine comic work is in the way the ghosts adjust to a fresh example of modernity: they don’t understand the awe-inspiring magic of film-making, until suddenly they do.

Summary

Fortune smiles on Mike and Alison when a TV company comes calling, looking for an old house in which to film a period drama. But to get the money in the bank, Alison must ensure the shoot goes without a hitch despite the horde of curious ghosts, the house's crumbling floorboards and her crippling crush on the show's lead actor. Meanwhile, Thomas and Lady Button learn the meaning of a free pass, and Julian tries his luck at betting on horse racing. Comedy, starring Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Simon Farnaby.

Cast & Crew

Lady Button Martha Howe-Douglas
Thomas Thorne Mathew Baynton
Julian Simon Farnaby
Pat Jim Howick
Robin the Caveman Laurence Rickard
The Captain Ben Willbond
Alison Charlotte Ritchie
Mike Kiell Smith-Bynoe
Kitty Lolly Adefope
Mary Katy Wix
Headless Humphrey's body Yani Aleksandrov
Director Caoilfhionn Dunne
1st AD Adam Richard Thomson
Cathy make-up Caroline Guthrie
Toby Nightingale Rory Fleck Byrne
Miss Jane Elisabeth Hopper
Manservant Tom Mackley
Sound guy Nicholas A Newman
Best boy John Omole
Director Tom Kingsley
Producer Matthew Mulot
Writer Jim Howick
Writer Mathew Baynton
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