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.

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
    Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
    Brian Sykes Production Designer
    David Kerr Director
    Adam Tandy Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    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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    Featuring: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton.


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