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 - 2024
  • 55 episodes (9 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.

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Series 9, Episode 2 - The Trolley Problem

Inside No. 9. Image shows left to right: Drew (Reece Shearsmith), Blake (Steve Pemberton)
Blake saves a man from leaping to his death from a bridge. The poor guy probably just needs someone to talk to. But is it a good idea to bring him back home?

Broadcast details

Wednesday 15th May 2024
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Steve Pemberton Blake
Reece Shearsmith Drew
Ethan Joseph-Robert Robbie (Voice)
Eleanor Kirby Ellie (Voice)
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Steve Ryde Producer
Adam Tandy Executive Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Steve Pemberton Associate Producer
Reece Shearsmith Associate Producer
Ursula Haworth Line Producer
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Yves Barre Costume Designer
Rowena Dean Make-up Designer
Christian Henson Composer
John Collins Production Designer
Kim Sellwood Graphics
Tom Heaven 1st Assistant Director
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Inside No. 9: The Trolley Problem review

It's enough to say this is one of the pair's more darkly dramatic pieces. There's very little comic relief to relieve the ratcheting tension - an absurdly out-of-place reference to a certain national treasure notwithstanding - which will have you guessing till the end, certain only that this pressurised encounter is not likely to end well.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 15th May 2024

Inside No. 9: The Trolley Problem review

The Trolley Problem ending is one of the most disturbing yet.

David Craig, Radio Times, 15th May 2024

Inside No. 9: The Trolley Problem review

Up there with Inside No. 9's best two handers, The Trolley Problem is an atmospheric, moody and very dark psychological thriller. Played admirably straight by both actors, it's potentially the most beautifully shot episode of the entire series.

Nick Bartlett, Critical Popcorn, 15th May 2024

Inside No. 9: The Trolley Problem review

The latest Inside No. 9 is tense, dramatic and grisly, but not satisfying.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 15th May 2024

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