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. 31 episodes (5 series), 2014 - 2020. Stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

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Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Kath (Julie Hesmondhalgh), Jorg (Steve Pemberton), Les (Mark Benton), Shona (Jessica Gunning), Maxwell (Reece Shearsmith), Hugo (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: BBC.

Series 2, Episode 1 - La Couchette

On board the sleeper from Paris to Bourg St. Maurice, a motley collection of passengers try to get a quiet night's sleep as the train makes its way across France. But as the sleeping compartment fills up, the chances of that begin to look highly unlikely. In Deuxième Classe, everyone can hear you scream...


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Broadcast details

Thursday 26th March 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Reece Shearsmith Maxwell
Steve Pemberton Jorg
Julie Hesmondhalgh Kath
Mark Benton Les
Jessica Gunning Shona
Jack Whitehall Hugo
George Glaves Yves
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Guillem Morales Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
William Webb Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Christian Henson Composer


Pemberton and Shearsmith introduce La Couchette

The stars of the 'La Couchette' episode of Inside No. 9 talk about filming the train-based story.

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Featuring: Reece Shearsmith (Maxwell), Steve Pemberton (Jorg), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Kath), Mark Benton (Les), Jack Whitehall (Hugo).

Wrong bed

Les tries to get Jorg out of Kath's bed. Unfortunately he doesn't speak English.

Featuring: Reece Shearsmith (Maxwell), Steve Pemberton (Jorg), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Kath), Mark Benton (Les).


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