High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode Five

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 29, 2005 on BBC Three



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Shirley: And remember, if you don't believe Sheba will bite your face off. Spook to ya' later!

    • Shirley: Ladies and gentlemen please open your brains and join me, as we try to bring the normal and the abnormal just that little bit further together.

      Shirley: Talking of stars, out of space sounds like my kind of place. A massive Milky Way, loads of Galaxies and even a Mars.

      Shirley: You're not giving me much to go on are you? Just a magnifying glass.

    • Shirley: Oh for fu… bloody hell, please! All right? I'm just trying.

    • Shirley: They didn't know what IBS was. Now it's got a name, irritable bowel syndrome.

    • Shirley: You killed me Tamlin, with your messy arse.

    • Shirley: Right, is there someone here, ok? With something going on in their life?

    • Shirley: There's a unit. Who understands… you understand a unit?

      Man: A unit of what though?

      Shirley: I don't know. A unit of alcohol, kitchen unit, bathroom unit, tens and units. A bloody school teacher, Mr Unit? Do you understand that?

      Man: Yeah.

      Shirley: Right Mr Unit, do you understand?

      Man: A unit, yeah.

      Shirley: A unit? Is it Mr Unit?

      Man: No, not Mr Unit.

      Shirley: Psychiatric unit? (At laughing audience) WHAT?! CAN YOU PLEASE…? ALL RIGHT, (back at man) Is it psychiatric unit?

      Man: No.

      Shirley: (pause) What do the initials Rod Hull mean? I can't do this. I need bloody Sheba. I really… can I just…? Please. Just somebody go along with something.

  • Notes

    • Wendy Grossman has written an extremely detailed piece on her participation in High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman which can be found online.

  • Allusions

    • Shirley: And you know that fire? It turns into the fire of London.
      Shirley is referring to the great fire of 1666 which destroyed a large area of London.

    • Shirley: Tens and units?
      This is a method of doing mathematics.