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Hotel Babylon 

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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

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Tony Basgallop
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2009   2008   2007   2006  
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Series cast summary:
Dexter Fletcher ...  Tony Casemore / ... 32 episodes, 2006-2009
Martin Marquez Martin Marquez ...  Gino Primirola 32 episodes, 2006-2009
Michael Obiora ...  Ben Trueman 32 episodes, 2006-2009
Raymond Coulthard ...  James Schofield 31 episodes, 2006-2009
Danira Govic ...  Tanya Mihajlov 28 episodes, 2006-2009
Emma Pierson ...  Anna Thornton-Wilton 27 episodes, 2006-2009
Max Beesley ...  Charlie Edwards 22 episodes, 2006-2009
Natalie Mendoza ...  Jackie Clunes 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Billy Burke Billy Burke ...  Porter 21 episodes, 2006-2009
Tamzin Outhwaite ...  Rebecca Mitchell 16 episodes, 2006-2007
Alexandra Moen ...  Emily James 16 episodes, 2008-2009
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At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love.

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Martin Marquez was born on October 8, 1968 and Michael Obiora was born on October 8, 1986. See more »

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Rebecca Mitchell: I want you to be as thorough as possible Miss Merchant, any bottle or napkin that can't be accounted for I want to know about it
[hands her keys]
Helen Merchant: Before I start a job I always ask a question, Do you trust your staff?
Rebecca Mitchell: Well I used to
Helen Merchant: Then you've been naive, in my experience people are generally bad, they lie, they steal, they copulate.
Rebecca Mitchell: I'm not sure I should judge them on that
Helen Merchant: A sin is a sin Miss Mitchell, as well as the audit would you like me to set any traps?
Rebecca Mitchell: Traps?
Helen Merchant: I could stick an extra case ...
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Another Show putting the BBC back at the top of UK Drama
17 February 2006 | by bon_the_oneSee all my reviews

Another Show putting the BBC back at the top of UK Drama.

This is another show on the BBC that just fills me with joy! For so long I have been deeply depressed at the state of UK TV. Channel4 came up with "Big Brother", and suddenly it was reality TV on every channel. Now it may be just me, but I get enough reality watching the News channels and getting depressed. I have craved good drama for years now. Drama should be a little escape from reality, a break from the news, an hour to 'switch off' and immerse yourself in another World, like a long hot bath! Drama on UK TV has been very poor of late. The soaps are being run almost nightly, and I felt that these almost daily showings are leaving the writing teams really pushed for more desperate ideas. We have had a couple of gems now and again ("Queer as Folk" for example). So you cannot imagine my delight when I heard the BBC were resurrecting "Dr Who". Russell T Davis at the helm (a writer I have worshiped since I watched Children's TV!) and a cast and crew that should be envied the World over I was excited. Sure enough, "Dr Who" was a sensation! Suddenly there seems to be a resurgence in drama on UK TV. No offense to my American buddies (responsible for 24, QaF, Sex and the City, 6Feet Under et. all), but it is great to see UK Drama coming back with the quality and care the US throws at a lot of it's Dramas. I must at this point, thank HBO for all they do for drama in the US :) So, onto "Hotel Babylon".

This show is a wonderful creation, and another great commission by the BBC. A collection of individual stories that can be watched independently of each other and enjoyed. However, the Hotel staff are a great excuse for building a story arc as the series develops and you become attached to them emotionally. The stories contain humour, and moral conflict that makes you think. This is not 'brain death TV' but something and some people you become involved with. This cannot be praised highly enough.

The cast are superb, totally superb. The writing is clever and wonderfully woven, and the editing makes the show a beautiful thing to watch. The sets are lavish and totally believable, the lighting is perfect, the sound track (VO and music) is wonderful. This is a show that I hope has been filmed in HD, so we can really appreciate the work done by both crew and cast in this wonderful format even more on DVD (HD or Blu-Ray, I don't care!) release.

Please give this show a try, and I truly believe you will not be disappointed. Do not expect "Fawlty Towers". Expect a lavish well made Drama, that will excite and engage. I thank the whole team for such a great job.

With a growing portfolio, "Hotel Babylon", "Doctor Who", and "Sea of Souls" to name but three, I am quietly hopeful the BBC has passed it's 90's "Reality" phase, and now are back into GREAT Drama.


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BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Buckinghamshire, England, UK

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(8 episodes)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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