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.
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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
    Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer
    Christian Henson Composer


    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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