Series 2 (2007)
|No.||Title||Writer(s)||Director||Original air date|
|9||"Episode 9"||Tony Basgallop||Andy Wilson||15 February 2007 (2007-02-15)|
Mr and Mrs Poldark (Russ Abbot and Cherie Lunghi), who've both undergone plastic surgery, check into the hotel separately. They want to recuperate before their 20th wedding anniversary celebrations. But the staff become involved in various escapades, trying to prevent the couple from meeting.
Meanwhile, prominent MP Theresa Evans (Ronni Ancona) is forced to hide in the hotel following the news that her husband Robert (William Scott-Masson) has had an affair.
And below stairs the war with rival hotel The Burlington reaches new levels of drama when Babylon's bar stools go missing. How will the Babylon staff retaliate?Other famous faces checking in are Chris Moyles and Chantelle Houghton and former EastEnder Kacey Ainsworth as Maria Henson.
|10||"Episode 10"||Simon Block||Andy Wilson||22 February 2007 (2007-02-22)|
A Premiership football team checks into the hotel ahead of a must-win big match. They make the mistake of upsetting the hotel staff, who begin planning a satisfying revenge.
Meanwhile, a weird group of guests, all dressed in black and named after Cornish villages, arouse Anna's interest. To her horror she discovers they're an 'end of the world cult'.Will she be able to escape their clutches?
|11||"Episode 11"||Andy Rattenbury||Andy Wilson||1 March 2007 (2007-03-01)|
Glamour arrives in the shape of Viscount and the new Viscountess Stanwood and their fabulous Viennese Charity Masked Ball, hosted by Julian Clary.
However, Anna's arched eyebrows are raised even further when she recognises her old pal and fellow chamber maid Caz Simpson, aka the now Lady Catherine Stanwood, on the arm of Lord Stanwood.
Anna's envy quotient reaches an all-time high. Can she help herself to a piece of the action?Elsewhere, homophobic rap artist Switchback decides to give old school friend Ben the time of his life at a party in his suite. Is there more to Ben and Switchback's friendship than meets the eye?
|12||"Episode 12"||Jack Lothian||Paul Whittington||8 March 2007 (2007-03-08)|
High-flying businessman Robert Kane (Mark Heap) proposes to his girlfriend, Lisa (Sian Brooke), in the restaurant. She's thrilled until she discovers he actually lost his job six months previously and is running out of money. Lisa dumps Robert, who heads toward the balcony with the aim of throwing himself off.
Charlie talks him out of it and agrees to give Robert the vacant position of bellboy. But is Robert in the right state of mind to make a success of his new job?Meanwhile, Rebecca receives notice that her divorce is final and decides to hold a party with school time friends, and Jackie makes a shocking discovery about restaurant manager James...
|13||"Episode 13"||Harriet Braun||Paul Whittington||22 March 2007 (2007-03-22)|
When a former-nurse-turned-reality-show celebrity, Carrie Cottan (Jennifer Ellison), checks into Hotel Babylon, Gino becomes besotted with her. Carrie's famous for having an affair with TV presenter Marcus Walker, and is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame.Elsewhere in the hotel, Jackie is delighted when a novelist she admires, Francis Levington (Angus Wright), checks in prior to his latest book launch. She makes an excuse to meet him alone, but soon comes to regret her actions.
|14||"Episode 14"||Imogen Edwards-Jones||Paul Whittington||29 March 2007 (2007-03-29)|
Tony loses out on the Concierge of the Year award because his services are deemed old-fashioned. Riled, he decides it's time to modernise his game. But when he gets involved with a gang of Russian drug dealers he soon find himself out of his depth.
Meanwhile, Rebecca realises she has a serious mutiny on her hands after cancelling the Christmas party. She reinstates it, with Charlie's help, and he ends up proving his worth in more ways than one.
Elsewhere, famous British actor and renowned sex addict, Aiden Spencer (Alexander Armstrong), is using the hotel for a press junket to promote his latest film.
Anna bonds with his terrified PA, Elizabeth, and, pretending to be a journalist, gets the truth out of the actor about his "problem".Could this be Anna's dream ticket if she sells the tape to a real journalist?
|15||"Episode 15"||Harriet Braun||Nigel Douglas||5 April 2007 (2007-04-05)|
Wanting to remain professional, Rebecca and Charlie agree to meet to discuss the new developments in their relationship.
However, seeing them together ignites feelings of jealousy in Jackie. In the middle of juggling both women, Charlie's younger brother, Dan (Christopher Coghill), arrives at the hotel – which can only mean trouble.
Meanwhile, the restaurant's wine list is looking worryingly short of top vintages When wealthy Mrs Klein (Jerry Hall) suggests a wine taste-off at the hotel to win a case of very expensive Petrus '61, James feels he has no option but to comply.But can he survive the event with his reputation intact?
|16||"Episode 16"||Simon Block||Nigel Douglas||12 April 2007 (2007-04-12)|
Hotel Babylon is facing a takeover by Donovan Credo – infamous in the hotel trade for ousting the staff and bringing in his own 'drones'.
Rebecca is to be kept on but Donovan allows her to keep only two members of staff. Rebecca chooses Charlie but makes him decide upon the other, dangling the managerial career carrot in front of him.
Starting with Ben, one by one the staff are all given their notices. Tony learns he is the other member of staff to be kept on. However, he throws it back in their faces and walks out. When Charlie also decides to resign, Rebecca is forced to reveal to him that the Babylon Group are finding an alternative buyer (a Japanese company).
Firing the staff was a stalling technique to give the Japanese more time to gather relevant information. Rebecca and Charlie work through the night ensuring the Japanese have everything they need to achieve a successful bid and at the very last minute they have succeeded.As Donovan walks out with his tail between his legs Charlie reassembles the team for a celebratory meeting. However, they feel that Rebecca has betrayed them. Rebecca leaves the hotel – for good. Charlie receives notification that he's to be made General Manager at Rebecca's recommendation.
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