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.

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

Series 5, Episode 2 - Death Be Not Proud

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.


This episode is a cross-over/sequel to Shearsmith and Pemberton's previous project, Psychoville.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Monday 10th February 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Jenna Coleman Beattie
Kadiff Kirwan Sam
Steve Pemberton David
Reece Shearsmith Maureen
Sarah Solemani Emily
David Bamber Robin
Reece Shearsmith Mr Jelly
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer


Preview: Inside No. 9 - Death Be Not Proud, BBC2

It's easy to speculate, but don't bother second guessing, just watch.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th February 2020

Another blackly comic, entirely unpredictable half hour in the company of Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and the number nine. Putting a macabre spin on the housing crisis, in Death Be Not Proud, the only home Beattie and Sam (Jenna Coleman and Kadiff Kirwan) can afford comes with a sinister catch.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 10th February 2020

Inside No 9, Death Be Not Proud review

When did you twig? Was it the blender? The ping-pong ball eyes?

Chris Bennion, The Telegraph, 10th February 2020

TV review: Inside No. 9, series 5, episode 2

Last week's Inside No. 9 was the first I hadn't particularly enjoyed, the plot was a little contrived and the humour crass, and simply because there's so many other series on right now I hadn't planned to review it again quite so soon. But due to the nature of the episode and just how much I loved it I found myself with no choice, especially as it contained such a (very, very pleasant) surprise.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 11th February 2020

Inside No. 9 series 5 episode 2 review

Pemberton and Shearsmith give the fans what they want in "Death Be Not Proud".

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 11th February 2020

The nerdy details in Death Be Not Proud

Major episode spoilers as we explore the Easter Eggs tucked away in Inside No. 9's Death Be Not Proud...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 11th February 2020

Inside No. 9 & the sick, twisted history of Psychoville

Following this week's crossover episode, Ed Power remembers Psychoville, the Grand Guignol comedy-horror series that gave us Inside No. 9.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 11th February 2020

Inside No. 9 references Pemberton crime series

The episode "Death Be Not Proud" contained a reference to Edward Buchan, the character played by Steve Pemberton in ITV drama series Whitechapel.

Stephanie Chasee, Digital Spy, 12th February 2020

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