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: 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
    Steve Pemberton Associate Producer
    Reece Shearsmith Associate 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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