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.

Series 5

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Brendan (Reece Shearsmith), Phil (Ralf Little), Martin (David Morrissey), Oggy (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

1. The Referee's A W***er

First broadcast: Monday 3rd February 2020

The beautiful game. The crunch-clash between United and Rovers in the last match of the season, all safely in the care of the four match officials. A tale of promotion, relegation, corruption, and so, so much more.


Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Sam (Kadiff Kirwan), Beattie (Jenna Coleman).

2. Death Be Not Proud

First broadcast: Monday 10th February 2020

Young couple Beattie and Sam are finally on the property ladder, but the only flat they can afford has a dark and sinister past - one that demands to be heard.


Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Mia (Gaby French), Trevor (Steve Pemberton), Patrick (Bobby Schofield), Julia (Debbie Rush), Connor (Olly Hudson-Croker), Alex (Reece Shearsmith).

3. Love's Great Adventure

First broadcast: Monday 17th February 2020

Trevor and Julia always want to make Christmas really special for their family but this year, with money so tight, things aren't going to be easy. As each door of the advent calendar opens, everyone will have to do their bit to make Christmas happen.


Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Willy Wando (Steve Pemberton), Neville Griffin (Reece Shearsmith).

4. Misdirection

First broadcast: Monday 24th February 2020

World-famous magician Neville Griffin is extremely protective of his secrets, but student journalist Gabriel is determined to get his interview nonetheless. Griffin actually believes that stealing a magic trick is probably worse than murder. How would he know that, exactly?


Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Bill (Phil Davis), Angel (Ioanna Kimbook), Galen (Steve Pemberton), Nadia (Maxine Peake), Diana (Sandra Gayer), Aidan (Reece Shearsmith).

5. Thinking Out Loud

First broadcast: Monday 2nd March 2020

Seven disparate characters share their stories with a camera, their fates inevitably, inextricably, and unknowingly set for a head-on collision.


Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: S/PC Varney (Reece Shearsmith), PC Thompson (Steve Pemberton).

6. The Stakeout

First broadcast: Monday 9th March 2020

Two police officers have time to get to know each other on the night shift. But PC Thompson's previous partner died in a brutal attack less than a month ago, the forensics have gone missing and PC Varney is beginning to ask a lot of awkward questions.


Series 5 Trailer

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith bring more exceptionally twisted tales to BBC Two, from the start of February.

Featuring: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton.