Trailer: Inside No. 9 returns for Season 2 on 26th March
James R | On 16, Mar 2015
Inside No. 9 Season 2 will be available to watch online on BBC iPlayer from Thursday 26th March.
The weekly dark comedy series, created by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, managed to disturb and amuse in equal measure last year, with its tale of silent thieves and sinister wardrobes. Now, the show will return for a second season next week, with a string of well-known faces joining Pemberton and Shearsmith.
Guest stars in this macabre anthology of the unexpected will include Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), David Warner (Wallander), Jack Whitehall (Bad Education), Jane Horrocks (Trollied), Jim Howick (Horrible Histories); Julie Hesmondhalgh (Cucumber), Mark Benton (Waterloo Road), Michele Dotrice (Big School), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), Sheridan Smith (Mrs Biggs, Cilla) and Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons).
Each story will again be set in a different location, each one linked to the number nine. The official synopses released so far are as follows:
Episode 1 – La Couchette – will see a motley collection of passengers try to get a quiet night’s sleep as a train makes its way from Paris to Bourg St. Maurice. But as the sleeping compartment fills up, the chances of that begin to look highly unlikely. In Deuxième Classe, everyone can hear you scream…
Episode 2, The 12 Days of Christine, sees Sheridan Smith’s Christine Clarke bring a new man back to her flat from a New Year’s Eve party, only for her life to immediately unravel. Who is the terrifying stranger that keeps appearing in the flat at night?
Episode 3 will star David Warner Sir Andrew Pike, who summons England’s most notorious and feared witch-finders to the unassuming village of Little Happens in order to try an old woman. Elizabeth Gadge stands accused of consorting with the Devil, most lewdly and on diversr occasions. If she is found guilty, she will burn. It is very definitely the most exciting event in Little Happens since the business of the escaped cow.
The remaining episodes in the series are Cold Comfort, set entirely in a volunteer call centre, Nana’s Party, which follows the story of a modern day family get-together and Séance Time, based in a grand Victorian villa.
Here’s a trailer:
Photo: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian