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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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Cast

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 Govich ...  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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Plot Keywords:

hotel manager | concierge | hotel | See All (3) »

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Get a room.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Babilonia See more »

Filming Locations:

Buckinghamshire, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Max Beesley (Charlie) plays the drums during the music montage of the hotel's night-time sequence. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Mitchell: [about Tanya who has a black eye, due to a run in with a guest] Good God what happened to her?
Charlie Edwards: One of the guests attacked her
Rebecca Mitchell: Which guest?
[long pause]
Rebecca Mitchell: Was there anything broken?
Charlie Edwards: Maybe her jaw.
Rebecca Mitchell: No I mean fixtures and fittings, do we have a viable insurance claim?
[Tanya starts speaking Serbo Croat]
Rebecca Mitchell: Do we need a translator for this? My Serbo Croat isn't very strong.
Charlie Edwards: [to Tanya] In English.
[...]
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Finally, some good stuff on the box
24 April 2006 | by elka_westSee all my reviews

I came upon this show accidentally last week. I couldn't be bothered finding the remote so I put up with it. Within thirty seconds I was absolutely hooked. It is the most brilliant show to come out of anywhere in years.

The characters have a depth rarely seen on any prime time show. They are sexy, charismatic and appealing to everyone. The humour is black, yet subtle, and I love the way the camera work glides here and there-- it is very "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" in style.

Speaking of "Lock, Stock", Dexter Fletcher plays the savvy concierge Tony, clearly the most appealing character. The others each add their own to the show, however, it is the individual guests that bring out the best in the regular characters.

I'll be watching this for a while, or at least until the syndicates take it off to be replaced with some other piece of crap show. I give it 4.5 out of 5.


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