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: Mia (Gaby French), Trevor (Steve Pemberton), Patrick (Bobby Schofield), Julia (Debbie Rush), Connor (Olly Hudson-Crocker), Uncle Alex (Reece Shearsmith).

Series 5, Episode 3 - Love's Great Adventure

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.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Monday 17th February 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Steve Pemberton Trevor
Debbie Rush Julia
Gaby French Mia
Olly Hudson-Crocker Connor
Reece Shearsmith Uncle Alex
Bobby Schofield Patrick
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Guillem Morales Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Cat Gregory Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer
Christian Henson Composer


TV: Inside No. 9 - Love's Great Adventure, BBC Two

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton don't make it easy for critics do they? Or maybe they do.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th February 2020

Inside No. 9: Love's Great Adventure review

Every episode of Inside No. 9 has a different style, and for "Love's Great Adventure", Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have gone full kitchen-sink drama.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th February 2020

Inside No 9: Love's Great Adventure, review

A kitchen-sink drama that's up there with the series' finest episodes.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 17th February 2020

Review: Inside No. 9 delivers kitchen sink drama

Although Inside No. 9 has always experimented with different settings, formats and genres, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have said that they think this fifth series of their anthology show is the most varied one they've done so far.

Sophie Davies, The Custard TV, 17th February 2020

Inside No. 9 series 5 episode 3 review

All change once again on Inside No. 9 as the anthology gives us social realism.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 18th February 2020

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