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.

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

Series 5, Episode 4 - Misdirection

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?

Broadcast details

Monday 24th February 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Reece Shearsmith Neville Griffin
Fionn Whitehead Gabriel
Jill Halfpenny Jennie
Tom Goodman-Hill DI Hewson
Steve Pemberton Willy Wando
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Guillem Morales Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer
Christian Henson Composer


TV: Inside No. 9 - Misdirection, BBC Two

The latest Inside No. 9, "Misdirection", finds Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton delving into the world of magic, secrets and maybe a bit of murder too.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th February 2020

Inside No 9: Misdirection, review

And now for their next trick... Another sparkling gem of an episode.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 24th February 2020

Inside No. 9 series 5 episode 4 review: Misdirection

Inside No. 9's ingenious latest episode is bringing nasty back.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 24th February 2020

Review: Inside No. 9 conjures up an elaborate treat

In what has so far been a very experimental series of Inside No. 9 (Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have said themselves that they think it's their most varied series to date), this fourth episode, "Misdirection", is the first one that perhaps wouldn't feel out of place in an earlier series of the show.

Sophie Davies, The Custard TV, 25th February 2020

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