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TV: Inside No. 9: The Referee's A W***er

I was lucky enough to see the first episode in the fifth series of Inside No. 9 at a special screening at the BFI in London last month. I didn't take any notes for a few reasons. Firstly I was too glued to the screen to scribble into my notepad. Secondly I thought that there is not much point noting down details because I won't be able to write them in a preview for fear of giving too much away.

Interview: Reece Shearsmith And Steve Pemberton On The New Series Of Inside No. 9

Below is a transcript of the Q&A with Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Inside No. 9 producer Adam Tandy, which took place after an exclusive screening of two episodes at the BFI in London earlier this month, The Referee's A W***er, which opens the new series, and The Stakeout, which closes it.  

Inside No. 9 returns on Monday 3rd February at 10pm on BBC Two.


News: First Trailer for Inside No. 9 Series 5

The first trailer has been released to promote the eagerly awaited fifth run of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's anthology series Inside No. 9.

Full details of the series are still under wraps but it will include two episodes, The Referee's A W***er co-starring Ralf Little and David Morrissey and The Stakeout, which were recently screened at a BFI Inside No. 9 night.

News: Hints That Inside No 9 Will Return Soon

Acclaimed anthology series Inside No 9 looks set to return for a fifth series sooner rather than later in 2020.

Co-creator Reece Shearsmith tweeted on New Year's Day: "Inside No.9. Series 5. Soon. (Ish). I know the wait has been like..." (see picture below)

The latest run of the series was filmed early in 2019 and Shearsmith later added on social media that the long wait was not his fault: "Was ready to show in April last year. Nothing to do with us!"

News: BBC Studios Production Comedy Team Signs Exclusive Deal With Inside No. 9's Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton

BBC Studios Production Comedy team, creators of some of the best loved comedies, has signed an exclusive deal with BAFTA and RTS award winning Inside No 9 creators, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

The multi-talented duo will develop new comedy and comedy drama projects for the UK and international market in an exclusive first look deal over two years.

News: Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith Join The Celebrity Gogglebox For Stand Up To Cancer

Inside No. 9 co-creators and stars Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith will be sharing the Gogglebox sofa together as part of Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign on Friday 25th October.

TV Review: The South Bank Show – Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton

Receiving the full-length documentary treatment is certainly an accolade for Inside No 9 creators Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. The challenge for Melvyn Bragg and the makers is how to condense what is now a pretty lengthy career into a single one-hour (including ads) programme. 

News: Broadcast Date Confirmed For Reece Shearsmith/Steve Pemberton Documentary

The date has been confirmed for the South Bank Show documentary looking at the work or Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

The documentary will be transmitted on Sky Arts on Tuesday 30 July, 10pm on Sky Arts and NOW TV.

News: Cast Announced for Inside No. 9 Series 5

With filming underway for the fifth series of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Inside No. 9, a host of talented actors are set to join Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton as they create six brand new stand-alone stories which promise to bring more exceptionally twisted tales to BBC Two.

News: Reece Shearsmith Not Actually Dead!

Inside No. 9 co-star Reece Shearsmith has tweeted for the first time since the live episode of the award-winning series went out at the end of October when he "died". Asking people to bid for a piece of original Inside No. 9 art being sold for charity, Shearsmith posted an image of a ghostly pumpkin with: "Back from the grave!


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