Inside No. 9 - Series 5 & Accompanying Podcast

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton. Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9

Dark comedy anthology series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode focuses on the goings-on around something to do with the number 9

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Will Cam

  • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 8:59pm
  • England
  • 7,949 posts

Good start to the new series. Great performances and another great storyline.

After each show is broadcast there is a Podcast available on BBC Sounds with Steve, Reece other actors involved as well as production staff. It adds another level of enjoyment to get some of the behind scenes insights.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 10:08pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,789 posts

Just watched it on catch up. Oh the homo phobic references.

"You might want to use the back entrance!"

"Exit."

"Sorry - no offence."

And "Up the shitter!"

And of course the series title - "Inside Number 9." The referee of course had probably been "inside number 9."

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jsg

  • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 10:15pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 260 posts

I hope the rest of the series is better.

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Lazzard

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020, 3:25pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,571 posts

Pleasant enough - but it felt at a bit old-fashioned.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020, 4:30pm
  • England
  • 636 posts

I am not into football one iota but I enjoyed it all the same. Childish but I really laughed at the 'City Pants' joke and the plot was nicely structured, I didn't see the ending coming but on the second watch as usual it's seeded throughout. Did anybody spot the hare?

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TonyT

  • Thursday 6th February 2020, 11:42pm
  • Barnsley, England
  • 141 posts

No, I watched it back specifically looking ... and failed.

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TonyT

  • Friday 7th February 2020, 11:37am
  • Barnsley, England
  • 141 posts

I've just listened to the podcast about it, and they've said they will explain where it's hidden in the next podcast.

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TonyT

  • Saturday 8th February 2020, 4:58pm
  • Barnsley, England
  • 141 posts

That would be cheating!!

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Aaron

  • Saturday 8th February 2020, 6:31pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,488 posts

Cheating any more than being told it on a podcast?! :-P At least we have a picture for proof!

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:21pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,590 posts

The first episode departed somewhat from established expectations inasmuch that there was no "weirdness" in it.

All the characters were relatively normal people in a relatively normal situation.

Having said that, it was as good a comedy-drama as I've seen in some time.

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 12th February 2020, 12:10am [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,590 posts

Episode 2 had some cringeworthy moments but that's great, of course, if you're a Number 9 fan.

It's even better if you're a fan of Psychoville: in fact, it's likely that a great many fans of Psychoville forgot entirely that they were watching an episode of Inside Number 9.

Even the most "normal" of viewers chancing upon this episode by pure accident while flicking through channels would have found the dancing scenes remarkably funny. It also has to be said that this episode has what is possibly the funniest and cleverest line of narration I've ever heard. It was beautifully underplayed and it wouldn't surprise me if quite a few viewers didn't get the joke.

As ever, commendably weird and wonderful entertainment from two of the most talented comedy writers/actors of our generation.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 12th February 2020, 6:10pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,789 posts

I creased up with laughter several times last night watching this.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:06pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,789 posts

"What did your Scout Master tell you?"

"Not to tell anyone."

Quote: Rood Eye @ 11th February 2020, 10:21 PM

The first episode departed somewhat from established expectations inasmuch that there was no "weirdness" in it.

All the characters were relatively normal people in a relatively normal situation.

Having said that, it was as good a comedy-drama as I've seen in some time.

It was very clever though the way Morrissey the referee instigated all the problems without appearing to do so so that his team got promoted in front of the others.

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Aaron

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 7:24pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,488 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 13th February 2020, 8:06 PM

"What did your Scout Master tell you?"

"Not to tell anyone."

I did properly laugh out loud at that one.