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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 8

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Series 9, Episode 6 - Plodding On

Inside No. 9. Image shows left to right: Steve (Steve Pemberton), Reece (Reece Shearsmith)
Reece and Steve discuss their futures whilst at a wrap party for Inside No. 9.


The on-screen party guest credit for Europa Lepus is not a real person. It's a Latin nod to a European hare... the object hidden in every episode.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 12th June 2024
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Reece Shearsmith Reece
Steve Pemberton Steve
Sian Gibson Sian
Amanda Abbington Amanda
Katherine Parkinson Katherine
Robin Askwith Robin
Tim Key Tim
Rosie Cavaliero Rosie
Nick Mohammed Nick
Anne Reid Anne
Jason Watkins Jason
Emily Howlett Emily
Mark Gatiss Mark
Mark Benton Self
Kevin Bishop Self
Mark Bonnar Self
Asim Chaudhry Self
Kenneth Cranham Self
Phil Daniels Self
Adam Deacon Self
Monica Dolan Self
Michele Dotrice Self
Adrian Dunbar Self
Kevin Eldon Self
Gaby French Self
Tamsin Greig Self
Jessica Gunning Self
Julie Hesmondhalgh Self
Conleth Hill Self
Jim Howick Self
Paterson Joseph Self
Elsie Kelly Self
Denis Lawson Self
Rula Lenska Self
Ralf Little Self
Alice Lowe Self
Lyndsey Marshal Self
David Morrissey Self
Tamzin Outwaite Self
Gemma Page Self
Bill Paterson Self
Maxine Peake Self
Sheila Reid Self
Julian Rhind-Tutt Self
Alexandra Roach Self
Debbie Rush Self
Poppy Rush Self
Claire Skinner Self
Alison Steadman Self
Sophie Thompson Self
Noah Valentine Self
Saskia Wakefield Self
Zoƫ Wanamaker Self
Gemma Whelan Self
Ben Willbond Self
Susan Wokoma Self
Jack Wolfe Self
Writing team
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Steve Pemberton Writer
Production team
George Kane Director
Steve Ryde Producer
Adam Tandy Executive Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Steve Pemberton Associate Producer
Reece Shearsmith Associate Producer
Ursula Haworth Line Producer
Mark Williams Editor
John Collins Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Yves Barre Costume Designer
Rowena Dean Make-up Designer
Christian Henson Composer
Kim Sellwood Graphics
Sarah Pate 1st Assistant Director
Gregor Sharp Commissioning Editor


Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

A bittersweet, genuinely poignant finale, Plodding On is the perfect end to a series that has consistently been the most vital, surprising series on television.

Nick Bartlett, Critical Popcorn, 14th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

Finales tend to collapse under the weight of their own significance - but not when it came to Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's masterpiece.

Nick Duerden, i Newspaper, 13th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

The final episode of the cult comedy was a tender love letter to the friendship and collaboration of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 13th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

The series finale played a brilliantly dangerous game.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 13th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

"Plodding On" is a heartfelt, fitting, farewell to what was for 10 incredible years, the best show on television. Bravo!

Jack Bottomley, Starburst Magazine, 13th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

The episode isn't at all cheapened by its fan service - which is more than some blockbusters can say.

David Craig, Radio Times, 13th June 2024

Every single Inside No. 9 episode was an Easter Egg in the series finale

Here's how all 54 previous episodes were included via a guest star, a poster, a prop, clip or a quoted line of dialogue...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 13th June 2024

Farewell, Inside No. 9: Why the BBC show's finale must be watched live

The most inventive, ingenious programme on our screens is coming to an end - make sure you watch the last episode as it airs.

Michael Hogan, The Independent, 12th June 2024

Is this a clue to the final Inside No. 9?

The Cryptic Crossword in The Guardian on the day of broadcast has been set by Sphinx, which just happens to be the nickname used by Steve Pemberton when he sets crosswords.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

For the last episode of Inside No 9, Steve Pemberton got to play one of the most devious characters the show has yet seen: himself.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th June 2024

Inside No. 9: Plodding On review

Cult series bows out with fiendishly clever all-star farce.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 12th June 2024

Speculation grows over Inside No. 9 final episode

Speculation has been growing about the very last episode of Inside No. 9, which is set to be broadcast on Wednesday 13th June. Particularly after it was announced that there would be a special live screening 'viewing party' at which the creators and stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton would be present. Tickets went on sale last week for the event at the Vue West End cinema in Leicester Square and quickly sold out.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th May 2024

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