Inside No. 9, suggesting that "A Quiet Night In" was more traumatic than humorous. 9", including unseen interviews with Pemberton, Shearsmith and Kerr, and a photo gallery with previously unreleased photos. 9 won the award for "Best TV Comedy Drama" at the Comedy.co.uk Awards in 2014,[167] 2015,[168] 2016,[169] 2017,[170] and 2018,[171] beating Cold Feet, Flowers, Fresh Meat, Jonathan Creek and Stag in 2016,[169] Cold Feet, Doc Martin, Eric, Ernie and Me, Murder on the Blackpool Express and No Offence in 2017,[170] and Click & Collect, Dave Allen At Peace, Death on the Tyne, Flowers and No Offence in 2018. [90] Also writing mid-series, journalist Gareth Lightfoot called Inside No. [31] "The Understudy", the plot of which is partially based upon and concerns Macbeth, took longer to write than any other episode; the writers rewrote the script several times, as they were unsure of whether the characters should be amateur or professional actors. 9 from an episode of Psychoville, a previous project, which was filmed in a single room. It's the sort of episode you need to get to know and used to the format of the show. The Dafftas celebrate Welsh television talent and prizes are awarded based on a public vote. "[22], At the time of Inside No. They made use of more horror tropes than previous episodes, but the setting allowed them to include modern elements. 9 was to be produced by a BBC team,[21] which was later revealed to be David Kerr (director), Jon Plowman (executive producer) and Adam Tandy (producer). 9 was literally that – half an hour trapped in the titular location – ‘Tom and Gerri’ makes the promise of a life on the streets and roads beyond. This episode is why the review gets 4 stars instead of 5. 2019 British Academy Television Craft Awards, https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/series-six-and-seven-of-inside-no-9, "Preview: Inside No 9: The Harrowing, BBC2", "Inside No 9: the 10 best episodes so far", "TV review: Inside No 9; Line of Duty; The Life of Rock with Brian Pern", "Inside No 9, TV review: A top-drawer cast puts these twisted tales in a league of their own", "Inside No 9: How Shearsmith and Pemberton have revived a lost genre", "Reece Shearsmith speaks to Mark Radcliffe", "Inside No. 9, but lost to Mackenzie Crook for his work on Detectorists. The Harrowing", "Inside No 9, series 2, episode 1, review: 'deliciously wicked, "Inside No 9, TV review: Toilet humour with a twist – Pemberton and Shearsmith are in a different league", "The week in TV: Coalition; Outlander; Inside No 9; Teens; The Royals", "Inside No. 9 Renewed for Series 6 and 7", "BBC launches digital episode of Inside No. Themes and tone vary from episode to episode, but all have elements of comedy and horror or perverse humour. [171] In 2017, Inside No. 9 to attract a number of well-known actors. The other nominees were Crackanory, Glasgow Girls, Release the Hounds, Suspects and The Island with Bear Grylls. [19] Similarly, Inside No. [48] With "Nana's Party", the writers aimed for a feeling of suburban darkness, reminiscent of the work of Alan Ayckbourn. ", "Inside No 9, The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge, TV review: Quintessentially barmy British comedy", "TV review: The Secret Life of the Pub; Inside No 9", "Inside No. [52][53] Settings for the third series include an art gallery, a restaurant and an alpine cabin, while guest stars include Keeley Hawes, Jessica Raine, Felicity Kendal, Tamzin Outhwaite, Fiona Shaw, Jason Watkins, Mathew Baynton, Rula Lenska, Philip Glenister, Sarah Hadland, Javone Prince, Montserrat Lombard, Morgana Robinson, and Alexandra Roach. When he tries to repay a good turn from a late-night caller, he gradually becomes the victim of his own generosity. Arthur Matthews and Matt Berry (Toast of London) and Mathew Baynton and James Corden (The Wrong Mans) were the other nominees. [7] The writers were keen to explore other stories in this bottle episode or TV play format, and Inside No. The 12 Days Of Christine. "[94] Some tabloid columnists also expressed dissatisfaction with the programme. [80] The DVD was reviewed by David Upton for webzine PopMatters, who gave the main feature an 8/10 rating, and the extras a 5/10 rating,[5] and Ben Walsh for The Independent, who gave the DVD overall 4/5. The stories are linked primarily by the fact that each has an element of the story linked to the number 9, be that a mansion, a dressing room or even a shoe, size 9. [127][128][129] "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge" was compared unfavourably with the previous two episodes by some critics,[130][131] though the writers were characterised as having displayed their versatility and ability with the atypical setting and language. [149] In 2019, Inside No. [166], Inside No. [76] The second series aired in the UK from 26 March to 29 April 2015,[citation needed] and aired in Australia from 27 July 2015.[77]. 9. 9 was ranked 66th on The Guardian's list of the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century. This latest episode of Inside No 9 will be possibly one of the most divisive instalments of the anthology series. Inside No 9. 9 was "never less-than-captivating",[2] while a review in the Liverpool Echo described every episode as "intriguing and lovingly-crafted", though it was felt that the first three episodes were stronger than the latter three. 9 was televised, broadcaster and journalist Mark Lawson suggested that, among anthology series, the programme possessed "the potential to be remembered as a singular achievement". 9. [4] Inside No. [175] Inside No. [3][5][34][122], "La Couchette" was characterised by critics as strong and funny, with praise directed at the cast and script. The second series, again consisting of six episodes, was shown in 2015. 9: didn't even smile". 9 and their previous projects, but nonetheless include the occasional reference; for example, a character called "Ollie" is mentioned in one Inside No. Pemberton, Steve; Shearsmith, Reece (17 March 2014). [92] The Times published a response to a complaint received from a viewer, who was unhappy with Chater's positive reviews of Inside No. 9 - Series 5: 1. 9 episode 1 review: Sardines Looking for a refreshingly different bit of British telly? This episode was, in turn, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rope. [113][114][115] While it was based upon Macbeth, a knowledge of the play was not necessary for enjoyment,[113][116] and the plot's divergence from the play was praised. S1, Ep3 19 Feb. 2014 9 "hands down the best, freshest thing on [television] at the moment" in the Evening Gazette, though he doubted whether it could truly be considered comedy. [10][11][12] According to Pemberton, "Because each episode is so wildly different there was nothing really linking them other than the fact they were all inside a Number Nine, I just thought it would be nice to have an object that you could hide and just have there on every set. Tubbs and Edward are seen living in flat number 9, and the Inside No. The writers were keen to see how confined they could make the characters,[27] aiming to induce feelings of claustrophobia in viewers. This episode took place entirely in a single room, and was filmed in only two shots. At an 80's-themed karaoke party for their boss, a group of office workers expresses their feelings through their choice of songs. 9", "Last episode of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's Inside No.9 is a bit of a cop out", "Gentlemen in a league of their own: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton discuss their new series", "Lost & Found: Cinco series de estreno a recuperar (II)", "TV review: Inside No.9 we find a glass ceiling", "Inside No. [75] The series had a strong start,[3] with 1.1 million viewers, which was 5.6% of the audience, watching "Sardines". Directed by Graeme Harper. Aired at 10pm on Wednesday 19 February 2014 on BBC Two. [179] At the award ceremony in London on 4 February 2015, Glasgow Girls was granted the award, but Inside No. 9 series 3 'horror, "What time is Inside No 9: The Devil of Christmas on TV? [25] During the filming Inside No. Inside No. [51][54][55] A fourth series was confirmed after the airing of "The Devil of Christmas", and began broadcast in 2018. [11][12], As is typical of Shearsmith and Pemberton's work,[6] the scripts address dark topics, with, for instance, the first episode touching upon incest, child sexual abuse and murder. At the time, it was unclear whether this would be two series of Inside No. Inside No. Walking home one night, Arthur (Pemberton) finds a mobile phone in a graveyard. Contains adult humour. [23] Though Pemberton and Shearsmith generally starred in each episode, they did not necessarily take on the main roles. [141][142][143][144] "Séance Time" was praised as well written and genuinely frightening, while Alison Steadman's performance being picked out for commendation by many critics. Spoilers in our review… [174] In response to the nomination, Shearsmith tweeted that he was "[t]hrilled", joking that the programme was "in 'Comedy'. BBC Two comedy drama created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. 9 Season 1 Episode 3: Tom & Gerri Summary: Tom is a primary school teacher with ambitious ideas of becoming an author. Zanzibar. [47] A review in the Leicester Mercury awarded it four out of five stars. "[3] On the same day, David Chater, writing in The Times, said of the series as a whole that "[i]t's hard to know which to admire more – the rich and perverse imaginations of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith or the extraordinary range of acting talent that has brought this strange and memorable series to life. Guillem Morales and Dan Zeff each took on directorial duties for two episodes, and Pemberton and Shearsmith, in addition to continuing to write and star in the episodes, jointly directed the other two. In the former category, it lost to Toast of London. 31 episodes (5 series), 2014 - 2020. Inside No 9 continues to produce some of the best British TV. [38][44] "The 12 Days of Christine" follows a woman over the course of 12 years, with scenes displaying key moments in her life. The stories are linked only by the number 9 in some way and a brass hare statue that is in the background of all episodes. The first series was released on DVD on 17 March 2014. 9 Season 2 Episode 3: The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge Summary: Two of England's most notorious and feared witch-finders are summoned by Sir Andrew Pike to the unassuming village of Little Happens in order to try an old woman. Inside No. 9, "The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century", "Inside No 9 star Steve Pemberton offers own breath for sale on eBay", "Inside No 9, First Dates and Suspects dip to lows", "Claudia Winkleman nominated for RTS award for her new role as Strictly presenter", "Claudia Winkleman wins best presenter for Strictly Come Dancing at the RTS awards", "Penny Dreadful scores five Bafta Craft nominations", "Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright and Detectorists' Mackenzie Crook win Bafta writer awards", "Women make up 20 per cent of Bafta Craft Awards nominations", "BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include 'Wolf Hall', 'The Dresser', 'The Murder Detectives' – Full List", "Utopia leads pack at RTS Craft and Design Awards", "RTS announces winners of the Craft & Design Awards 2013/14", "BAFTA Television 2019: Winners of the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards + British Academy Television Craft Awards", "Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 winners revealed", "Nominees for the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards announced", "BBC2's Line of Duty beats Sherlock to Best Drama at Freesat 2014 awards", "Doctor Who wins best TV series at the Freesat Awards", "Chortle awards 2015: Watch the highlights", "TV Choice Awards 2015 nominations: Poldark and Broadchurch head up longlist", "Rose d'Or Awards: Cancelled comedy Raised By Wolves wins best sitcom", "Medienpreis Rose d'Or: 'Tatortreiniger', ESC und Adele nominiert", "Not even Jonathan Ross and Jack Whitehall can make the British Comedy Awards 2014 funny", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Inside_No._9&oldid=990299664, 2010s British anthology television series, 2010s British black comedy television series, 2010s British comedy-drama television series, 2020s British anthology television series, 2020s British black comedy television series, 2020s British comedy-drama television series, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Pages using multiple image with manual scaled images, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2015, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from May 2019, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Hapless cat burglars Eddie (Pemberton) and Ray (Shearsmith) break into a luxury house to try to steal a painting while Gerald (, Tom (Shearsmith) is a frustrated primary school teacher and aspiring author. We wrote the stories first then thought, could we be in them? The show breaks format with a lighter episode with no twists. 9 – Cold Comfort, BBC2", "Inside No. The 2020 episode "Death Be Not Proud" directly referenced Psychoville by featuring various characters from the series in that particular episode. 9: did you spot this hidden detail in every episode? "[19] [86] Mark Jones (The Guardian) considered the whole series, saying that the Inside No. 10/03/2020 17/02/2020 by Greg Wheeler. The other nominees were Harry Enfield, for his performance in Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos, and Sarah Hadland, for her performance in The Job Lot. "The Harrowing" is the sixth and final episode of the first series of British dark comedy anthology series Inside No. Murder Most Horrid followed a similar format, but was far more comedic than horrific. ", "Keeley Hawes and Jessica Raine to star in the new series of Inside No. [8] Commending both the acting and writing of Inside No. Inside No. 9, as "the funniest, cleverest, most imaginative and original television I have seen for as long as I can remember – one of those fabulous programmes where time stands still and the world around you disappears". 9 was referenced in the 2017 reunion specials of The League of Gentlemen. Series 4: 1. [63] It was directed by Martin Stirling. [60] Around 20% of the audience reportedly switched off before the deception became apparent. 9: Tom & Gerri, BBC2", "Brit Awards, Inside No.9 and The Truth About Webcam Girls: TV picks", "Inside No 9 – Series 1 – 3. [32] "The Harrowing" was the writers' attempt to produce a gothic horror episode. 9 Series 3", "Pemberton teases Inside No. It isn’t always a promise that is kept, but that’s rather the point as would-be writer (but actually teacher) Tom, played by Reece Shearsmith is forced to face the unpleasant realities of life when he looks into the eyes of homeless Migg (Steve Pemberton). Loz Schiavo (Peaky Blinders) was the other nominee. [5][16] The episodes generally begin with scenes of "utter banality", before the darker elements are revealed. [43], The six episodes of the second series derived inspiration from a variety of sources. 9", "Why it has been all quiet on the royal front", "Inside No 9 review – the couchette is crammed with comic characters, but I'm just not laughing", "Inside No 9: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton unnerve viewers", "Review: Inside No. 9 hare is visible on their shop counter. The setting was based upon their own flat, while the character Tom's development evoked the experience of job-hunting. 9 Show Summary. 9 an example of the weakness of contemporary television comedy, saying that the episode is "not funny, it's not clever and is so utterly, irredeemably, naffly silly that it ends up being incredibly irritating and nothing else". 9’ Episode 3: ‘Tom and Gerri’ review. "Inside Inside No. [3] The average viewing figures for the series were 904,000 people, or 4.9% of the audience, lower than the slot average of 970,000 (5.1% of the audience). Whereas in previous episodes, Inside No. [90] "Sardines" was commended for its cast and acting,[35][97][98][99] as well as the scripting,[97][98] but critics had a mixed response to the twist ending. Look no further than the new comedy drama series Inside No. [9] In an interview, Pemberton said that "there is always a desire to wrong-foot the viewer. Inside No. The episode is interactive, advancing only with input from the viewer. 9, 2.3 – 'The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge, "Intrigue, unease and emotional intensity: have you been watching Inside No 9? [86][102] "Tom & Gerri" was less comedic but darker than previous episodes;[103][104][105] critics commended the plot,[106][107] but disagreed about the portrayal of mental illness in the episode. Let us know below…, Tags: BBC Two, comedy, Gemma Arterton, Inside No 9, Psychoville, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, All rights reserved | Site built by amillionmonkeys, Doctor Who special Revolution of the Daleks: plot, transmission time announced, Jekyll and Hyde among new Britbox titles this December, Netflix announces Korean remake of Le Casa de Papel (Money Heist), John Barrowman slips Captain Jack's coat back on to meet the Doctor in Revolution of the Daleks, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole to have "emotional" Doctor Who exit in Revolution of the Daleks, Sonic festivities for Christmas 2020 from BBC Sounds and Radio, The Cipher comes to BBC Sounds this Christmas, Unification III - Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 7 review, ‘Inside No. The first series of Inside No. The show's fifth series was commissioned in February 2018, and aired in 2020. [187] Writing in The Independent, journalist Alice Jones said she was "sorry to see the relentlessly innovative Inside No 9 go unrewarded". "The Inventors" was developed by media agency Kanoti, and produced by Jon Aird,[63] who had previously produced BAFTA-winning online content for Psychoville,[64] with executive producer Will Saunders. ", "Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton reveal 9 secrets from Inside No. Elizabeth Gadge stands accused of consorting with the Devil, most lewdly and on divers occasions. 9 is a British dark comedy anthology television programme written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton and produced by the BBC. [20], In 2012, after finishing their previous show, Psychoville, writers Pemberton and Shearsmith were commissioned to produce two series for the BBC by controllers Janice Hadlow and Cheryl Taylor, partially in response to Sky beginning to produce comedy. [7] The plotlines make use of twists and surprises of various sorts,[13][14] though in some cases the surprise is the lack of twist. [183][184], At the 2014 British Comedy Awards, Inside No. Each half-hour episode is a self-contained story with new characters and a new setting, and all star at least one (usually both) of Pemberton and Shearsmith. 9 should have won. [117][118][119] "The Harrowing" was the most horrific episode of the series,[5][120][121] and was considered genuinely scary by critics. The story is told through a series of cinemagraphs with dialogue. [173] The other nominees were Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?, It's a Date, Tiny Plastic Men, Gangsta Granny and The Revolution Will Be Televised. A guide to Love's Great Adventure, Episode 3 from Series 5 of Inside No. [60][61], The series has been confirmed to be returning for a sixth and seventh series of six episodes each, with air dates to be confirmed. This programme has been edited since broadcast. Inside No. Sheridan Smith is superb in this deeply poignant story, … 9 was highly commended. [150], Despite the generally positive reception among critics and viewers,[151] the viewing figures for the first series were poor. It has been consistently compelling as each week we entered an entirely different world. The caretaker, Klaus, tells them about a local legend of Krampus, the Devil of Christmas. Inside No. 9 as a whole has been very well received by critics, who have praised the humour and creativity of the scripts, as well as the talent of the featured actors. I think it's really important to bring through fresh voices. All; Available now (31) Next on (0) Series 5 View episodes. [9] Every episode of Inside No. It's been 30 years since Northern double-act Len and Tommy last appeared on stage together. [17] Despite the various episodes featuring unrelated plots and characters, one reviewer said that they are all linked "by a mercurial synthesis of morbid comedy, wicked social commentary and a genuine creepiness". [136][137][138][48] The unusual filming style was commended,[133][139][140] but there was a mixed response to the episode's ending. Nana's Party", "Inside No.9, S2Ep6, Séance Time, TV review: Hide behind your sofas this is horror with a capital AHHH! 9, served as pilots for potential series. For Lawson, Inside No. [165], At the 2019 British Academy Television Awards, Pemberton won for Best Male Comedy Performance, while at the 2019 British Academy Television Craft Awards, Barbara Wiltshare won for Best Director: Multi-Camera. Over 300 box sets on demand; Award winning TV shows; No contract, cancel anytime. [176] In November 2014, it was announced that Inside No. When he tries to repay a good turn from a late-night caller, he gradually becomes the victim of his own generosity. [8] Each episode is effectively a short play. Cold Comfort", "Exclusive: Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton talk Inside No. Both episodes followed break-ins. 9. [93] Sam Wollaston, television critic for The Guardian, noted that humour is extremely personal, and though he could appreciate much about Inside No. The award was presented by Brenda Gilhooly. It has plenty to say about the need to face up to reality, and is, once again, an episode we’d be uncomfortable about pigeoning as ’comedy’ or ’drama’ (and certainly not the clunky ’dramedy’). 9, but lost to Davy Jones, for his work on In the Flesh. BBC producers felt that this story would work as the opening episode of a sitcom, but, given the script's events, Pemberton and Shearsmith were not happy to develop the idea into its own programme. On 9 March 2020 the BBC announced that they had commissioned two further series of the show.[1]. 9, he had never liked Pemberton and Shearsmith's work: "I'm sure I'll be crucified – probably quite rightly – but I don't love Inside No 9. Inside No. 9 is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (30 episodes). [5], Inside No. 9 won the TV award at the 2015 Chortle Awards. [145][146][147][148], In a 2018 article for Salon, American writer Mary Elizabeth Williams described the series as "the best show you’re not watching" and "brilliant, black-humored, taut format horror for people who enjoy the occasional potty-joke". Etc. 9 series 2 episode 2 review: The 12 Days Of Christine", "Inside No 9; Series 2 – 4. Rivalries escalate as news of layoff arrive. [62], A special online-only episode of Inside No. A series of dark and disturbing tales, each one connected by events transpiring behind a door marked 'number 9.' 24 Days Of Christmas. [49] "Séance Time" began with the idea of a séance, an idea the writers had wanted to explore for some time. Other anthology-like series on British television include Seven of One and Comedy Playhouse, though these programmes lacked horror elements, and, unlike Inside No. One night, a homeless man named Migg (Pemberton) returns Tom's lost wallet, and Migg ends up living with Tom, to the frustration of Tom's girlfriend Gerri (, Successful West End actor Tony (Pemberton) is starring in a production of Shakespeare's, English doctor Maxwell (Shearsmith) attempts to settle in a French, In the 17th century, villager Elizabeth Gadge (, Andy (Pemberton) starts work at the Comfort Support Line, a, Three northerners – Archie (Shearsmith), Malcolm (Pemberton) and Kevin (. [35] The second series was written in 2014, and then filmed from the end of 2014 into early 2015. Inside No. Start 7 day free trial. 9 series 5 episode 1 review: The Referee’s A W***er Reviews Inside No. There was a one-off Halloween special in 2018, and the fifth series was shown in 2020. The music, by Christian Henson, was also performed live.[66]. "[22] Elsewhere, Shearsmith explained that the pair returned to writing macabre stories as they "always feel slightly unfulfilled if [they] write something that's purely comedic, [as] it just feels too frivolous and light". Not reported in the weekly top 15 programmes for four-screen viewer ratings. 9, Shearsmith professed excitement to be working on the programme, saying that "[b]eing in the middle of filming a third series of Psychoville would be utterly depressing". "The Riddle of the Sphinx" is the third episode of the third series of the British dark comedy anthology television programme Inside No. [36][37] The writers were permitted two sets for the second series, and so a fake train compartment and a fake flat (for "La Couchette" and "The 12 Days of Christine" respectively) were built at Twickenham Studios. For example, while gothic horror was a major component in one case, other times slapstick comedy was used extensively;[15] the humour, however, is typically dark and British. [26] For Pemberton, the 1970s and 1980s were "full of" anthology shows; other examples included Play for Today, Beasts and Armchair Thriller. In an interview, he said "The format has so many opportunities and can incorporate so many styles, as long as you stick to the small cast, single location constraint. Every episode stars Reece Shearsmith or Steve Pemberton, and regularly both. Taking it home with him, strange events occur. [91] Barry Didcock, of The Herald, expressed a similar sentiment, calling Inside No. [41] David Kerr was unable to stay on as director for the second series. A guide to Sardines, Episode 1 from Series 1 of Inside No. 31 episodes (5 series), 2014 - 2020. [22] Pemberton and Shearsmith aimed for a simpler experience with Inside No. Sardines. Now the forensic evidence has gone missing and his new partner, This page was last edited on 23 November 2020, at 22:50. [81] South African newspapers The Sunday Times and The Star both published positive reviews of the DVD, with The Star's anonymous review saying the DVD "makes a great prezzie for cynics, so if you know any lawyers or journalists...". 9. You can also watch Inside No. "[85] Chater had previously described "A Quiet Night In", the second episode of Inside No. The sense of humour the guys have. ... More episodes View all. Each half-hour episode is a self-contained story with new characters and a new setting, and all star at least one (usually both) of Pemberton and Shearsmith. Series 5: 5. 9's first episode, by saying that it was "just about some good actors in a wardrobe with a good story. [19][50], A third series began broadcasting in February 2017,[51] with a Christmas special, "The Devil of Christmas", airing on 27 December 2016. [188], British dark comedy anthology television program, Series one DVD cover, featuring Pemberton (top) and Shearsmith (bottom) as they appeared in episode 1, ". 9 is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. Synopsis:Tom is a primary school teacher with ambitious ideas of becoming an author. 9 and a series of some other programme. Proposals, plots and prostitutes combine for a … It was nominated for the Best TV Sitcom prize at the 2014 Freesat Awards, the Broadcast Award for Best Original Programme, and at the 2014 British Comedy Awards for both the Best New Comedy Programme and the Best Comedy Drama. The fourth series followed in 2018. [23], Inspiration and production varied from instalment to instalment, and each was filmed separately, taking less than a week per episode. [87] In December 2014, Metro television critic Keith Watson named Inside No. [47][130][135] "Cold Comfort" was generally praised, though also characterised as weaker than other episodes in the series. 9. [181] The programme was longlisted for the Best Comedy prize in the 2015 TV Choice Awards. There are a … 9, BBC Two, review: 'sadly beautiful, "Inside No.9, The 12 Days of Christine, TV review: Sheridan Smith stars in one of the best pieces of television for years", "Inside No 9, series 2, episode 3, BBC Two, review: 'occasionally funny, "Inside No. 9 is a British black comedy anthology television programme that first aired in 2014. The writers had hoped to direct for some time, and this represented a good opportunity to make their directorial debut. Some episodes take place in real-time, following half an hour in the lives of the characters. Previous horror anthologies include Tales of the Unexpected, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents; while these would sometimes use comedic elements, they are more prominent in Inside No. Inside No. 9 before the first episode had aired. [28] The Pinteresque "Tom & Gerri" was based upon a play written by Pemberton and Shearsmith while the pair were living together and job seeking. 9 was also nominated for Best TV Sitcom at the 2014 Freesat Awards,[176] which celebrate the best of free British television. Series 3 has a 27 March 2017 release on DVD and Blu-ray. 9 as the anthology gives us social realism. 9, then known by the working title Happy Endings, or a series of Inside No. 9 is a darkly funny story with an unexpected twist. Then let Sardines loose on the viewer. [182] The programme won the 2016 comedy Rose d'Or, beating the Finnish Pyjama Party and the German Crime Scene Cleaner (Der Tatortreiniger). An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales. The Devonshires arrive at the alpine chalet for a holiday. When a wedding photographer (Pemberton) seems bored by his marriage, instead focusing on jigsaws and Pot Noodles, his wife desires to renew their wedding vows, yet instead finds something far more sinister... We join the jury of a television awards company as they decide on who is going to win the Best Actress award. Inside No. 9s, from a grand old country house where a game of sardines leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe, to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed. [21] Inside No. Six disparate characters share their stories with a camera, not knowing their fates are about to collide. Inside No. [6][18][98][99] "A Quiet Night In" was a change in approach, relying on physical comedy,[100] but it was well received as funny,[86][101] and inventive. [84] The advent of Series 3 saw Series 1&2 released on Blu-ray on 13 February 2017. The former was inspired by the writers' efforts to include a long segment without dialogue in an episode of Psychoville. In addition to the six episodes, the DVD featured the making of feature "Inside Inside No. The Stakeout. [8] Pemberton and Shearsmith had originally considered alternative ways to link the stories, such as all the settings having a shared post man, but then decided that such a strong relationship between stories was not needed. Double-act Cheese (Shearsmith) and Crackers (Pemberton) have reunited after 30 years to perform in front of an audience, but an incident that caused them to fall out comes back into the limelight. But only one of the eight actresses can be chosen. 9 on demand atHBO Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes online. 9 – Season 5 Episode 3 Recap & Review. "The Inventors" stars Tom Verall and Dan Renton Skinner as brothers whose mother died in the Great Storm of 1987. 9 from "David and Maureen", episode 4 of the first series of Psychoville, which was in turn inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rope. ", "Inside No. Better to appreciate it for what it is: a genuinely good tale of the honestly unexpected. They start the show off with it. 9: A Quiet Night In, BBC2", "Inside No 9; Series 1 – 2. [78] To publicise the DVD, the writers appeared at the Oxford Street, London, branch of HMV for a signing event on 20 March. 9, New Statesman television critic Rachel Cooke offered a positive verdict of the programme after seeing the first half of the series. 9 yet. [137][141] "Nana's Party" received high praise for its script and characters, and for the cast's performances. Also gently blurred are the moral compasses of each character, every hero throwing away a line that hints at twattishness, every villain suggesting a noble and sad backstory. The charity has arranged for Jan's favourite singer Frankie J Parsons to attend her … [161][162] Due in part to her role in "The Harrowing", Aimee-Ffion Edwards was shortlisted for WalesOnline's "Daffta" award for best actress, but lost to Eve Myles. Inside No. We’ve made the lazy comparison to shows like Tales of the Unexpected before, but it’s in this episode where such lineage really makes itself known. [24] The anthology format allowed Pemberton and Shearsmith to revisit prior ideas, which is what they did with "A Quiet Night In" and "Tom & Gerri". [57][58], A 2018 live special received particular praise for its unusual and creative format. 9. 9. Inside No. A guide to A Quiet Night In, Episode 2 from Series 1 of Inside No. The script was consequently shelved and revisited during the planning process for the second series, becoming "Nana's Party", the fifth episode of the series and eleventh overall. Inside No. Entertainment Pass auto renews at £9.99 / month after 7 day free trial, unless cancelled. Series 1: 1. Thinking Out Loud. [47][132] Critics had a mixed response to the episode's humour,[133][134][130] but praised the performance of the cast. 9 was shown in the UK on BBC Two (and BBC Two HD) between 5 February and 12 March 2014. As each episode of Inside No. [15] The tone varies episode-by-episode. [163], At the 2018 Writers' Guild Awards, administered by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, Shearsmith and Pemberton won the Best TV Situation Comedy award for their work on "The Bill". 9: Season 1 Photos. The first series was shown in 2014 and featured six regular episodes and a special online-only episode. [38][39][40] The other episodes were filmed on location; for example, "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge" was filmed in a barn at the Chiltern Open Air Museum. 9 Show Summary. 3. Every episode stars Reece Shearsmith or Steve Pemberton, and regularly both. The series first aired on February 5, 2014.