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

Inside No. 9

BBC Two comedy drama created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. 25 episodes (4 series), 2014 - 2018. Stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Series 5 begins in 2019.
Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on BBC4 on Wednesday at 10:30pm.

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

Series 1, Episode 1 - Sardines

A game of sardines at a family gathering to celebrate Rebecca and Jeremy's engagement quickly becomes very cramped and uncomfortable.

Further details

It is the day of Rebecca and Jeremy's engagement party and everyone (well, nearly everyone) has turned up to the old house to wish them well. Except that one of the bedrooms - the one with all the old baggage in it - has been left unlocked...

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Lee (Luke Pasqualino), Andrew (Timothy West), Carl (Steve Pemberton), Mark (Julian Rhind-Tutt), John (Marc Wootton), Geraldine (Anne Reid), Rebecca (Katherine Parkinson), Rachel (Ophelia Lovibond), Elizabeth (Anna Chancellor), Ian (Tim Key), Jeremy (Ben Willbond), Stu (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

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

Behind the scenes:

Behind the scenes on Sardines. Copyright: BBC.

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Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 5th February 2014
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Guest cast
    Tim Key Ian (1st in Cupboard)
    Katherine Parkinson Rebecca (Engaged Party Host [2nd])
    Steve Pemberton Carl (Rebecca's Brother [3rd])
    Reece Shearsmith Stu (Carl's Partner [4th])
    Ophelia Lovibond Rachel (Jeremy's Ex-girlfriend [5th])
    Anne Reid Geraldine (Family's Old Nanny [6th])
    Julian Rhind-Tutt Mark (Businessman [7th])
    Anna Chancellor Elizabeth (Mark's Wife [8th])
    Luke Pasqualino Lee (Rachel's Boyfriend [9th])
    Marc Wootton John (Stinky John [10th])
    Ben Willbond Jeremy (Rebecca's Fiancé [11th])
    Timothy West Andrew (Father [12th])
    Writing team
    Reece Shearsmith Writer
    Steve Pemberton Writer
    Production team
    David Kerr Director
    Adam Tandy Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
    Tom Sayer Production Designer

    Videos

    Boo

    Carl joins Ian and Rebecca for an awkward encounter in the cupboard.

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    Featuring: Tim Key (Ian), Katherine Parkinson (Rebecca), Steve Pemberton (Carl).

    Someone make a noise...

    Mark and Elizabeth get carried away not knowing anyone's in the cupboard...

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    Featuring: Tim Key (Ian), Katherine Parkinson (Rebecca), Steve Pemberton (Carl), Reece Shearsmith (Stu), Ophelia Lovibond (Rachel), Anne Reid (Geraldine), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Mark), Anna Chancellor (Elizabeth).

    Interview: Sardines

    Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith talk about how they came up with the idea of putting everyone in a wardrobe.

    Featuring: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton.

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