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Friday, 18 January 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
The fifth series of Being Human will start sometime during the week beginning Saturday 2nd February, the BBC has announced.

The exact day and time have yet to be confirmed, but the BBC Media Centre's Programme Information section currently has episode one as an unplaced programme for between 2nd and 8th February. All the previous series aired on Sundays, so if it follows that pattern it will therefore begin on 3rd February.

The BBC Three comedy-drama about a house-sharing vampire, ghost, and werewolf stars Damien Molony as the vampire Hal, Michael Socha as the werewolf Tom, and Kate Bracken as the ghost Alex. Also appearing in it will be Phil Davis as Captain Hatch, Steven Robertson as Mr Rook, Colin Hoult as Crumb, Victoria Ross as Lady Catherine, Jeremy Swift as Emil, and Claire Cage as Patsy.

Ghost Alex is adjusting to life after death with werewolf Tom but vampire Hal is in hell. Not because he's chained up like an animal but because he's desperate to get his marigolds on the messy house.

But when Tom and Alex decide to set him free, Hal is racked by uncertainty. Can he control his bloodlust? Things get complicated with the return of Mr Rook, the shady figure whose government department protects the world from supernaturals.

Having been fired from the café, Hal and Tom find new employment at the Barry Grand Hotel, home to poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch. Unknown to our trio, his decrepit exterior hides an ancient evil that threatens not only their friendship but also the entire world.

The new series will comprise six episodes - the first time the show has been that short since the first series. All the other series have had eight episodes.