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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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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 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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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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Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Martin Marquez was born on October 8th, 1968 and Michael Obiora was born on October 8th, 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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Sure it is fluff but it is a lot of fun
4 July 2009 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

When Hotel Babylon first started I thought I'd give it a go although I suspected it would be the sort of programme that I'd watch a few episodes of before getting bored of. How wrong I was, four series on and I'm still enjoying it. This is mostly down to the great cast, even though members have come and gone over the years the replacements have quickly established themselves.

Set in a London five star hotel we follow the lives of the staff as they interact with each other and the stream of fairly eccentric guests that stay there. The cast includes all strata of the hotel staff from housekeepers and receptionists, a Spanish head barman, a pompous head waiter up to the managers. Every viewer will have their own favourite character, mine is Anna, the beautiful receptionist, played by Emma Pierson, who sees her job as a temporary thing till she can find a millionaire to marry. All the main characters are fun though so I'm sure they will all be somebody's favourite.

As with any series that lasts a few years characters will leave as their actors move on to other things, thankfully even though almost half the original characters have departed it is still as much fun as ever. Being set is a hotel there can be a regular stream of guest characters each with amusing characteristics to bring to the story. Since each episode is self contained don't worry if you haven't seen it before, it won't take long to realise what each character's position in the hotel is along with how they relate to each other.


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