News: Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton Host Inside Inside No.9 Podcast

News: Cast Announced For New Series Of Inside No. 9

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are set to return to host Inside Inside No.9 on BBC Sounds. The podcast will accompany the much anticipated Series 6 of the long running anthology of darkly twisted tales. 

The new run of Inside No. 9 will once again include six original stories broadcast weekly, with guest stars already confirmed including Adrian Dunbar from Line of Duty and Sian Clifford from Fleabag. After each episode, the writers and stars of the thrilling comedy will discuss the inspiration behind each story and reveal behind the scenes insights and secrets, on the podcast.

Other guests in series 6 will include Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Noughts + Crosses), Lindsay Duncan (A Discovery of Witches, Black Mirror), Kevin Bishop (Porridge), Nick Mohammed (Intelligence), Bhavna Limbachia (Coronation Street, Citizen Khan), Sarah Parish (W1A, Atlantis) and Gemma Whelan (The End of the F***ing World, Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow), with more names set to be confirmed in due course.

Sir Derek Jacobi becomes the first actor to return to Inside No. 9 after providing the voice of Dennis Fulcher in the critically acclaimed series 3 episode ‘The Devil of Christmas’.

Ahead of the new series Inside Inside No. 9 will record three special episodes of the podcast, dedicated to the best stories from the anthology so far. Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have narrowed it down to their favourite 12 and are asking fans on Twitter to decide the final three, with The Classic No.9 Championships - click here to vote now.

The games begin at 10am on Tuesday 30 March, with the handpicked 12 episodes going head to head in a knockout round. Wednesday’s second round will see the six finalists pitted against each other to reveal the favourite three, with the ultimate winner announced on Thursday. Join Steve, Reece and some guest stars from across the five series to choose the #ClassicNo9 champion.

The Classic No. 9 Championships contestants:

A Quiet Night In

Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room

Dead Line

Diddle Diddle Dumpling 

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Tom & Gerri

The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge

The 12 Days of Christine

The Understudy


To Have & To Hold


Steve Pemberton/Reece Shearsmith Picture from forthcoming series: BBC


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