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.

Another series is in development.

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

Series 2, Episode 4 - Cold Comfort

It's Andy's first day as a volunteer at the Comfort Support Line call centre, which offers the lonely and desperate a chance to talk about their problems. All the CSL counsellors have their own ways of dealing with clients, coping with the emotional stress, and killing time between phone calls. But is Andy really prepared for what's to come?


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Broadcast details

Thursday 16th April 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Jane Horrocks Liz
Steve Pemberton Andy
Reece Shearsmith George
Nikki Amuka-Bird Joanne
Tony Way Michael
Edward Easton Caller (Voice)
Vilma Hollingbery Caller (Voice)
Kath Hughes Caller (Voice)
James Meehan Caller (Voice)
Vicky Hall Caller (Voice)
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Steve Pemberton Director
Reece Shearsmith Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer


Comfort Support Line

It's Andy's first day at the Comfort Support Line, George offers some advice.

Featuring: Jane Horrocks (Liz), Steve Pemberton (Andy), Reece Shearsmith (George).


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