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 2019.

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Amber (Hattie Morahan), Fred (Jaygann Ayeh), Tracey (Tanya Franks), Prince Rico (Rory Kinnear), Robert (Steve Pemberton), Henry (Reece Shearsmith), Alice (Marcia Warren), Mr Green (Bill Paterson), Colette (Helen Monks), Vince (Kevin Eldon). Copyright: BBC.

Series 4, Episode 1 - Zanzibar

Welcome to London's Hotel Zanzibar / Our varied guests have travelled from afar / Proposals, plots and prostitutes combine / It's a comedy of errors on floor nine.

Further details

Rory Kinnear, Hattie Morahan, Bill Paterson, Kevin Eldon, Tanya Franks, Marcia Warren, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are all hoping to stay the night, while Helen Monks and Jaygann Ayeh play the staff attempting to keep everything under control. Christian Henson provides the music, and the action is directed by David Kerr.

Inside No. 9. Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Henry (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Robert (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Alice (Marcia Warren), Robert (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Henry (Reece Shearsmith), Prince Rico (Rory Kinnear). Copyright: BBC.

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Fred (Jaygann Ayeh), Colette (Helen Monks). Copyright: BBC.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Reece Shearsmith Henry
Steve Pemberton Robert
Marcia Warren Alice
Rory Kinnear Prince Rico
Bill Paterson Mr Green
Helen Monks Colette
Kevin Eldon Vince
Tanya Franks Tracey
Hattie Morahan Amber
Jaygann Ayeh Fred
Rory Kinnear Gus
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
David Kerr Director
Mark Challenor 1st Assistant Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Steve Pemberton Associate Producer
Reece Shearsmith Associate Producer
Frances Mable Line Producer
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Yves Barre Costume Designer
Helen Speyer Make-up Designer
Christian Henson Composer
James Mather Director of Photography
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