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. 25 episodes (4 series), 2014 - 2018. Stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Series 5 begins in 2019.
Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold on Thursday at 11:40pm.

Press Clippings

Comedies nominated for Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019

Car Share, Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Women On The Verge are amongst the nominees in the BPG Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 13th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 winners revealed

The public have voted Derry Girls as Best New TV Sitcom in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2018 for the second year running. Other winners include Friday Night Dinner, Taskmaster and Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2019

Inside No. 9 Series 5 in production

Filming has started on Series 5 of Inside No. 9. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are bringing six more episodes of their comic anthology series to screens later this year.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd January 2019

Filming starts on series five of Inside No. 9

Shooting has started on the fifth series of Inside No. 9.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd January 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton might just have pulled off their most audacious trick ever with Dead Line, the apparently malfunctioning "live" Halloween episode that comprehensively wrong-footed even IN9's savvy audience. It went down as a spooky collective experience to rival Ghostwatch, one of its obvious influences. Some months before that, the (relatively) ordinary episodes in series four of the horror-comedy anthology had delivered several classics, from Shakespearean merriment to old-showbiz pathos and, in Once Removed, a fiendish feat of reverse storytelling. Shearsmith and Pemberton are simply masters of their craft, regularly succeeding this year at things other comedians couldn't even imagine.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 28th December 2018

Review 2018: Top TV 2018

I don't know what it says about the times we are living in but comedy seems to have slipped into all sorts of programmes this year. I've kept my choices to more traditional comedies.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th December 2018

If the nifty writing was the star of previous episode Zanzibar, this one was a showcase for performance. Not just from Steve Pemberton, who gave us all manner of vintage comedy 'bits', but also from Reece Shearsmith. [...]

This terrific episode was empathetic, moving, and entertaining throughout. The mystery over just what occurred in Bernie Clifton's dressing room gently pulled us through the first half, while the emotion took over in the second. Topping it all off with that glorious Morecambe and Wise-style song and dance number ("Misery might let you win a Bafta..." touché) was an additional treat. The previous episode had a large cast and dialogue going a mile a minute, but this two-hander felt no less full.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 21st December 2018

It would have been impressive enough if Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton had merely followed through with their promise of a live version of their superlative comedy horror anthology series. Instead they chose to take a chainsaw to the entire concept of the live episode itself and produced the year's outstanding half hour of TV in the process. Dead Line began as a creaky TV play about a misunderstanding over a missing phone, but then the "technical difficulties" started, with the programmes' sound and vision flickering intermittently. Many assumed that it was a Beeb balls-up and switched off, but those who stuck around were treated to a deliciously meta-horror story based on rumours of evil spirits haunting the old Granada studios - all told completely live, of course. In a year where - between Bodyguard, the World Cup and Love Island - appointment TV's return was widely trumpeted, this was one occasion when you really "had to be there".

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 19th December 2018

Writers' Guild Awards 2019 shortlist

The writers of Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Detectorists are amongst the nominees for The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 4th December 2018