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Filming is underway for the highly anticipated ninth series (6 x 30) of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s critically acclaimed and BAFTA Award-winning anthology series, Inside No. 9.

Produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions and broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, the brand-new series is heading to screens in 2024. Today, the stellar line-up of guest stars has been revealed alongside a first look image.

Headlining series nine are Dorothy Atkinson (Pennyworth, Mum), Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Napoleon), Charlie Cooper (This Country, See How They Run), Philippa Dunne (Derry Girls, Motherland), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Benidorm)...

Plus Joel Fry (Plebs, Game of Thrones), Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street, The Long Shadow), Matthew Kelly (Stars In Their Eyes, Cold Blood), Eddie Marsan (Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky).

Also Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point, The A Word), Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, The Chelsea Detectives), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Adult Material), Susan Wokoma (Cheaters, Chewing Gum), and more.

Once again, the series will feature six new stand-alone stories, each being set in a different location, the style and tone changing each week. Viewers will be invited into the extraordinary world of Shearsmith and Pemberton’s storytelling.

Inside No. 9 is BBC Two’s longest current running comedy and consistently ranks as one of the biggest comedies across the channel. The show's popularity spans across the globe, with the series airing in the Nordics, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia and China.

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton say: “It is with mixed emotions that we announce we have started filming the final series of Inside No. 9. We overheard some crew members the other day describe us as ‘a couple of Wonkas’ and that seems an apt description...

"We take the finest ingredients (stellar casts and creatives) and blend them with our secret recipe to produce unique confections that are delicious and often deadly. It has been the greatest privilege to have been allowed to make 55 wildly different episodes and we’ll miss the yearly challenge of trying to entertain and surprise our audience...

"We honestly feel like golden ticket winners - which makes us not a couple of Wonkas, but a pair of Charlies."

Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, says: “Reece and Steve have, once again, served up a stellar line up of guests to star alongside them in their funny, beautifully crafted and totally original scripts. Inside No. 9 will be hugely missed, but this final series promises to be a treat for all their avid fans.”

Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, says: “Inside No. 9 is an all time comedy great, and Reece and Steve’s achievement in writing 55 extraordinary episodes is little short of breathtaking. There is something so special about this show, and we will miss making it more than words can say.”

All previous episodes of Inside No. 9 are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer and series nine will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in Spring 2024, further information will be announced in due course.


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