Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith.

Inside No. 9

BBC Two comedy drama created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. 37 episodes (6 series), 2014 - 2021. Stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

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Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Flitwick (Steve Pemberton), Moira O'Keefe (Stephanie Cole), Rev. Neil (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9 Live - Dead Line

When Arthur finds an old mobile phone in his local graveyard, he makes the mistake of trying to contact the owner. But some mysteries are best left unsolved, and as Halloween draws near Arthur is plunged into a nightmare of his own making. It seems that no good deed can go unpunished, in this world or the next.


The 25th episode of Inside No. 9, Dead Line was broadcast and scored completely live. It was originally intended to be broadcast on Halloween night itself, but had to be moved to accommodate BBC Two's schedules. The script was rewritten to reflect this.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith interview

Broadcast details

Sunday 28th October 2018
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Steve Pemberton Arthur Flitwick
Reece Shearsmith Rev. Neil
Stephanie Cole Moira O'Keefe
Robin Berry Alan Starr (Coronation Street Crew Member)
Chandrika Chevli Laura Howarth (News Reporter)
Sophie Jugé Ghost
Connie Wilkins Ghost
Yvonne D'Alpra Radio Advert (Voice)
Rich Keeble Radio DJ (Voice)
Emma Stannard Radio Advert (Voice)
Beccy Wright BBC Two Continuity Announcer (Voice)
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Adam Tandy Series Producer
Claire McCarthy Producer


Interview with cast & crew of Dead Line

When Inside No. 9, the genre-defying anthology series, showed the groundbreaking live episode 'Dead Line' at Halloween, they created one of the great TV moments of 2018. In this session we revisit the episode and talk to the show's creators Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, along with director Barbara Wiltshire and long-standing producer Adam Tandy.

Featuring: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton.


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