Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Two
  • 2014 - 2021
  • 37 episodes (6 series)

Dark comedy anthology series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode focuses on the goings-on around something to do with the number 9.

  • Due to return for Series 7

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Series 6, Episode 5 - How Do You Plead?

Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Urban Bedford (Reece Shearsmith), Webster (Derek Jacobi), Lift Attendant (Steve Pemberton)
Webster, the famous barrister, is not well and not an easy man to look after. His carer Urban knows how to take the rough with the smooth, dishing out the drugs or appealing to the old man's vanity. But on this particular night, something is coming that will test Webster's resolve and legal skills to the very end.

Further details

Inside No. 9. Webster (Derek Jacobi)
Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Lift Attendant (Steve Pemberton), Urban Bedford (Reece Shearsmith)
Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Urban Bedford (Reece Shearsmith), Webster (Derek Jacobi)
Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Urban Bedford (Reece Shearsmith), Curt (Aaron Neil)
Inside No. 9. Image shows from L to R: Webster (Derek Jacobi), Urban Bedford (Reece Shearsmith)

Broadcast details

Monday 7th June 2021
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Derek Jacobi (as Sir Derek Jacobi) Webster
Reece Shearsmith Urban Bedford
Steve Pemberton Lift Attendant
Aaron Neil Curt
Stanley Lane Carl
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Guillem Morales Director
Matthew Gallagher 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
Amy Maguire Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Yves Barre Costume Designer
Jo Houtmeyers Make-up Designer
Christian Henson Composer
Simon Tindall Director of Photography
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Inside No. 9: How Do You Plead? review

With strong performances (again), jet-black humour (again) and disquieting tone of foreboding (again), How Do You Plead? continues Inside No. 9's enviable track record of suspenseful, out-of-the-ordinary television. No wonder they won the Bafta last night...

Chortle, 7th June 2021

Inside No. 9 6.5 review: How Do You Plead?

I generally try to avoid spoilers when talking about Inside No. 9. I never want to take away that incredible feeling of having the rug pulled out from under you. That being said, it's difficult to talk about the latest episode without revealing some pretty important details so I'm just going to say right off the bat...

Nick Bartlett, Critical Popcorn, 7th June 2021

Inside No. 9 review: How Do You Plead?

Guilty or not guilty? Sir Derek Jacobi is a wonderful guest star in a terrific episode about a damned tricky legal case...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 7th June 2021

Review: How Do You Plead? one of No. 9's creepiest eps

Given this is Inside No. 9, nothing in How Do You Plead? is as clear-cut as it seems and everyone has something to hide.

Sophie Davies, The Custard TV, 7th June 2021

Derek Jacobi interview

As he stars in a new episode of Inside No. 9, Jacobi talks to Ed Cumming about hobbies, the 'madness' of method acting and whether LGBTQ roles should be given to straight actors.

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 6th June 2021

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