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 early 2020.
Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Tuesday 29th October at 10pm.

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Tabitha (Helen McCrory), Hector (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 6 - The Harrowing

An episode set in a gothic mansion owned by a brother and sister who shut themselves away from the outside world.

Further details

Inside No. 9 knocks at its darkest door, where brother and sister Hector and Tabitha never go out and have to live in a carefully refrigerated gothic mansion. But tonight they have an event so special that a babysitter is required.

For Katy, the offer of £88 in the hand is too good to turn down. And, what could be so difficult about baby-sitting Andras, Hector and Tabitha's bedridden, disabled, elderly brother, whose bedroom is up on the top floor of the house?

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Tabitha (Helen McCrory), Hector (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Katy (Aimee-Ffion Edwards). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Hector (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 12th March 2014
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Guest cast
    Reece Shearsmith Hector
    Helen McCrory Tabitha
    Aimee-Ffion Edwards Katy
    Poppy Rush Shell
    Sean Buckley Andras
    Writing team
    Reece Shearsmith Writer
    Steve Pemberton Writer
    Production team
    David Kerr Director
    Adam Tandy Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    Steve Pemberton Associate Producer
    Reece Shearsmith Associate Producer
    Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
    Brian Sykes Production Designer
    Christian Henson Composer


    I'm not a vampire

    Hector assures Katy that his appearance can be deceiving.

    Featuring: Reece Shearsmith (Hector), Helen McCrory (Tabitha), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Katy).

    Who lives here, The Munsters?

    Katy's friend Shell is spellbound by the house.

    Featuring: Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Katy), Poppy Rush (Shell).

    Interview: A full on gothic horror

    Steve and Reece explain how their love of horror films influenced The Harrowing.

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