Amoré than you bargained for...
Welcome to Silky Hotel: the most romantic hotel in the world, this side of the M55.
From the billowing gauze of The Meatloaf Suite to the twinkling lights on The Kem & Amber Terrace, every detail has been designed with obsessive care by romance gurus Jim and Barbara.
This is the only hotel where you'll find the original tent peg from Brokeback Mountain and the air is infused with the delicate aroma of oysters. Prepare to smell the love.
But Silky Hotel is in trouble. Guests don't turn up like they used to, and unbeknownst to Jim, the debt collectors are closing in. In a last-ditch effort to save Silky’s, Barbara takes a punt on an advert in the local paper: 'TV SHOW WANTS THE WORLD'S MOST ROMANTIC HOTEL.'
When flashy producer Coral arrives, Jim and Barbara must wrangle their motley crew of staff to ensure they make it onto TV. If they fail, it'll be check-out time at Silky Hotel - for good.
Silky Hotel is a brand-new comedy written, performed and executive produced by Sara Cocker and Léonie Higgins, directed by Tommy Gillard and produced by Loran Dunn. Shot on location in Manchester, it is a Delaval Film and Eggs Collective production for BBC Arts.
Barbara Blah - SUSIE BLAKE
Jim Knightshade - JOHN HENSHAW
Coral - SARA COCKER
Maria Windmill - LÉONIE HIGGINS
KP Knuts - PAUL G. RAYMOND
Jonathan Sosidge - BRUCE MACKINNON
Ron - DANIEL ALEXANDER
Sweens - EUGENE RANGAYAH
Writers & Executive Producers - Sara Cocker & Léonie Higgins
Producer - Loran Dunn
Director - Tommy Gillard
Commissioning Editor - Lamia Dabboussy
Director of Photography - Steven Cameron Ferguson
Production Designer - Tina Sherifa Hicks
Casting Director - Heather Basten, CSA
Line Producer - Naomi Ayres
Make up Designer - Sophie King
Costume Designer - Emma Rosenthal
Script Consultant - Jon Aird
Script Editor - Kate Leys
Additional material - Lowri Evans
Stills Photographer - Charles Leek
“The Ballad of Silky Hotel”
Music by Samuel Jones
Lyrics by Samuel Jones & Sara Cocker
Performed by John Henshaw
Editor - Rachel Durance
Composer - Jeremy Warmsley
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