Hotel Babylon Returns With Paula Abdul, Lee Sharpe and Lucy Pinder
Following the departure of Babylon’s General Manager, Rebecca, Deputy Manager Charlie (Max Beesley) steps into her shoes as the hit BBC drama Hotel Babylon – a tantalising and seductive insight into the sexy world of the luxury five-star hotel industry – checks in for a new series.
Just as driven and ambitious as his predecessor, Charlie is determined to make his mark and ensure the hotel’s standards and profits are at an optimum. However, running a tight ship and hitting targets come at a price and Charlie soon learns that as GM his decisions aren’t always going to be popular with the Babylon employees.
Charlie isn’t the only one under pressure as Tony is given the task of babysitting a party of murder trial jurors sequestered to the hotel for safety reasons. It is also Tony’s 40th birthday and it would appear that no one, including his family, has gone to any trouble to help him celebrate. Disillusioned, things begin to look up when an attractive female juror invites him to her room with a life-changing proposition. Will Tony take up this offer or will family loyalty win out?
Elsewhere, Anna becomes embroiled in a moral dilemma when a fashion company holds its annual shareholders’ meeting at the hotel. She discovers that the company is using sweatshops in developing countries to make its clothes, and children as young as eight are being exploited in the process. She sets out to enlist a reluctant Charlie’s support in exposing the company.
Meanwhile, a journalist is asking awkward questions around the hotel and the employees become suspicious when they realise they have been duped. There is more to this than meets the eye … who is she and what is she up to?
Max Beesley plays Charlie Edwards, Dexter Fletcher plays Tony Casemore and Emma Pierson plays Anna Thornton-Wilton. Episode one’s guest stars include Alexandra Moen as Emily James, Nicola Stephenson as Justine, Paula Abdul as the American guest, Jeremy Sheffield as Adam Price, Lee Sharpe as a complaining guest, Oliver Chris as David Duncan and glamour model Lucy Pinder as a hotel guest.
Tuesday 19 February
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE