Steve Pemberton

TV Preview: Inside No 9 – La Couchette, BBC2

After being harshly overlooked in numerous end-of-year awards thingies, it’s been nice to see the first series of Inside No 9 finally picking up some accolades this week. The series of six self-contained playlets by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton picked up prizes at the Chortle Awards and the Royal Television Society Awards and now returns for six new comic chillers with a twist. No pressure then.

News: TX Date Confirmed For New Series of Inside No 9

Further details have been announced for the new series of Inside No 9. The next six episodes of the self-contained comedies-with-a-twist by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton will start on BBC2 on Thursday, March 26.

The first episode, La Couchette, is set on a sleeping car on a French train when a group of mix-matched passengers is thrown together. The cast includes Jack Whitehall, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Mark Benton as well as Shearsmith and Pemberton.

Preview: Inside No 9: The Understudy, BBC2

A striking return to form for Inside No 9 this week with The Understudy, which is not set in a house for once, but in dressing room number 9. Steve Pemberton very much takes centre stage at the start as Tony Warner, a grand, egocentric Shakespearean actor trying to stay off the wagon while starring in Macbeth. Reece Shearsmith is his understudy, biding his time quietly for his big break.

Review: Inside No 9: The Last Gasp, BBC2

Every delicious box of luxury chocolates has to have a dud in it that is left in the bottom layer after all the favourites have been snapped up. In the case of the brilliantly tasty Inside No. 9 it is this week's instalment, The Last Gasp.

Review: Inside No. 9: A Quiet Night In, BBC2

Update. As well as the six episodes of Inside No. 9 on BBC2, an innovative seventh episode has just been released online. Find out more about it and view it here.

Review: Inside No 9: Sardines, BBC2

For those that were sorry to see the end of the brilliant Psychoville after two series the good news is that Inside No 9 is possibly even better. Certainly just as horribly funny in places. The BBC is clearly behind Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's new six-part series of self-contained stories, airing plenty of trailers to tantalise the viewer. And it definitely starts off in style with a chilling, claustrophobic chamber piece entitled Sardines.

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