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Inside No. 9 

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Anthology series which mixes dark humor with genres like crime, horror or drama. The show invites viewers into some very different No.9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.
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Series cast summary:
Reece Shearsmith ...  Aidan / ... 30 episodes, 2014-2020
Steve Pemberton ...  Adrian / ... 30 episodes, 2014-2020


Be invited into some very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. From a grand country house where a game of 'sardines' leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe; to a very oddly haunted house; to a blood-soaked actor's dressing room in London's West End; to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed; these unpredictable tales feature high comedy and claustrophobic horror by turns. Written by BBC

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From the Writers of The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville


Comedy | Drama | Horror


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Did You Know?


Many television series include "bottle" episodes, where all of the action happen in one place or one set. The motivation is often to save money on one episode so more can be spent on others. However, the one linking aspect of this series is that all of the programs are "bottle" episodes, a single flat, or room, or a single piece of bedroom furniture. As a result, the original working title for the series was, apparently, "Message in a bottle". See more »

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One of the very best.
3 February 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It is a wonderful show, which shows variety, imagination, creativity, humour and fiendish cleverness. One of the charms of Inside No.9 is not knowing what you're going to get, slapstick, car humour, sadness, joy, wit, the only thing you're sure of is the use of number nine.

Series 5 has just started, Deadline seemed a very long time ago. Many amazing episodes, Twelve days of Christine is still my favourite, and one of the best thirty minutes of tv ever made, exquisite in every single way. A Quiet Night in and Riddle of the Sphinx are also magical, Once Removed is one of the most imaginative things I've ever seen, wonderful episode.

They've managed to keep it original, intriguing and unique, I can't wait to see what comes next.

It's one of those shows that you can watch several times and see new things, such is the sheer brilliance of the writing.

Not many are better than this. I love it. 10/10

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Release Date:

5 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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16:9 HD
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