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 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.

credit Charles Leek

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. 

 Streaming now, on BBC iPlayer. 

 Click here to watch. 




Barbara Blah - SUSIE BLAKE

Jim Knightshade - JOHN HENSHAW


Maria Windmill - LÉONIE HIGGINS


Jonathan Sosidge - BRUCE MACKINNON




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


Sarah Humphreys

Rachel Moorhouse

Georgia Kanner

Francesca Devas

Jessica Holroyd

The Normanhurst Hotel

Bobby Tonge

Molly Deakin

Phil Harris


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