Inside No 9

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From Ken Loach to Big Brother: the twisted minds behind Inside No 9 on their influences
As a new series of the dark comedy begins, creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith reveal what inspired eight classic instalments

Jack Seale

24, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020: 50-1
Michaela Coel’s smart, subversive and taboo-breaking drama gave us absolutely unbeatable television – plus more of the year’s best

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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Hammer House of Horror: the twisted suburban tales that inspired Mark Gatiss and more
Its bloody instalments turned provincial towns into places where fear was never far away. 40 years on, it remains one of the creepiest, strangest shows ever shown on British TV

Nick Ruskell

30, Oct, 2020 @11:33 AM

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The best TV shows of 2020 so far
The Nest rose above other primetime thrillers, the bizarre world of Tiger King captivated us, while Feel Good brought some much-needed laughs to our screens

Hannah J Davies, Ammar Kalia and Toby Moses

13, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The week in TV: Breeders; The Trouble With Maggie Cole; Child of Our Time and more
Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard impress in Sky’s sweary parental comedy

Euan Ferguson

15, Mar, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Shock horrors! How Inside No 9 makes the mundane unmissable
Now on its fifth series, the magic of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s comedy anthology remains its ability to turn even the most banal of scenarios into disturbingly thrilling TV

Rachel Aroesti

03, Feb, 2020 @1:56 PM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: the full list
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s femme fatale takes the top spot, above political high camp, breakneck drama and the water-cooler hit of the decade

21, Dec, 2018 @11:03 AM

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The best TV episodes of 2018, from Inside No 9 to Maniac
Our critics pick their 25 favourite moments from the year’s best television – including the surreal horror of Atlanta and the historical jaunts of Doctor Who

Gwilym Mumford, Kate Abbott, Stuart Heritage, Lanre Bakare, Martin Belam and Paul MacInnes

19, Dec, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Behind the scenes with The League of Gentlemen – a photo essay
Photographer Sarah Lee was given exclusive access in Royston Vasey for The League of Gentlemen’s last performance of their live tour. Gareth MacLean reflects on 20 years of the League and speaks to the gents themselves

Gareth McLean Photographs by Sarah Lee

20, Nov, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Steve Pemberton on playing Tony Martin: 'There’s nowhere to hide'
After pranking the nation with his live episode of Inside No 9, the comedian is back with a bruising portrayal of the farmer who shot an intruder dead in 1999

Phil Harrison

16, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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How did Inside No 9 spring the biggest live TV surprise of the year?
Live episodes are often a painful, gimmicky exercises but Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s take on the format was one of 2018’s stand-out moments

Phil Harrison

30, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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