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

Inside No. 9

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Two
  • 2014 - 2024
  • 55 episodes (9 series)

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.

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

Key details

Comedy Drama
2014 - 2024
55 (9 series)
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton
David Kerr, Guillem Morales, Dan Zeff, Graeme Harper, Jim O'Hanlon and Matt Lipsey
Adam Tandy, Kim Crowther, Steve Ryde, Jon Plowman, Josh Cole, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Emily Shapland and more

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith follow up the multi-award-winning Psychoville with an anthology of tales of the genuinely unexpected.

What goes on behind closed doors on the street where you live? Each series of Inside No. 9 invites viewers into six very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.

From a grand country house to a séance in a Victorian villa, and a blood-soaked actor's dressing room in London's West End to a 17th century village witch trial; these unpredictable tales feature high comedy and claustrophobic horror, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.

The locations in Series 2 include a sleeping-car on a French train, and a grand Victorian villa where a séance is taking place. There's also a 17th century village witch trial, and a volunteer call centre. Series 3 themes included a crossword puzzle, a shoe, a karaoke booth and an art gallery, whilst episodes in Series 4 played with time, memories, iambic pentameter and more. Series 5 is set in a referee's changing room, a police car, a magic studio, and other locations.

A professional lip-reader, a famous barrister and a TV writer were amongst the Series 6 characters. Series 7 was set in locations including a small village primary school, a remote lake and a kidnap location. Episode titles for Series 8 included The Bones Of St. Nicholas, Paraskevidekatriaphobia and The Last Weekend.

Series 9 was announced as the final series. Settings included a tube train, and one of the episodes was shot through a doorbell.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • IN9 (Acronym)
  • Inside Number 9
  • Happy Endings (Working title)
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 5th February 2014 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Wimbledon Studios - Series 1
  • Twickenham Film Studios - Series 2
  • Pinewood Studios - Series 3 & 4
  • Maidstone Studios - 2018 Halloween live special

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