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Title: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 12 February, 2014, 09:54:27 pm
If you like The League of GentlemenPsychoville's dark humour.

Inside No.9 is new series by Steve Pemberton & Reece Shearsmith.

The opening episode last week was so brilliant and dark!

2nd Episode on tonight at BBC2 at 10pm.
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Post by: judda fett on 12 February, 2014, 09:57:27 pm
Cheers for the reminder Goaty ta.
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Post by: Goaty on 12 February, 2014, 10:21:48 pm

Wow, that was many I not expect that scenes! Hehe!
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Post by: Goaty on 12 February, 2014, 10:38:35 pm
So enjoyed 2nd episode of Inside No 9 tonight, then I notice comedy actor playing "Deaf and Dumb" Salesman on it, he couldn't signing, thought I knew many Deaf actors can do that then didn't expected that ending!
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Post by: M.I.K. on 13 February, 2014, 01:04:23 am
I hadn't read much about it before I watched it last week, but was getting a very strong 'Tales of The Unexpected' vibe from it.

Then the bloke from the Royal Jelly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0717471/) episode showed up.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 16 February, 2014, 06:40:59 pm
Finally got around to this yesterday - WOW utterly brilliant, I'm preferring this in a way to Psychoville. I'm a real sucker for the anthology format - especially as they seem to be being quite adventurous with it. This episode was one of the finest bits of TV I've seen in aaaaggess.
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Post by: Daveycandlish on 16 February, 2014, 09:29:14 pm
Second episode had me crying with laughter at the dog escapades :) :)
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Post by: Greg M. on 16 February, 2014, 09:37:00 pm
I just caught up with this yesterday as well - brilliant stuff. They're really embracing the opportunities offered by the format - I wonder if the other episodes will see them carry on the theme of creativity spurred by limitation. Probably the most controlled bits of telly I've seen from the pair - whereas 'League...' and 'Psychoville' were big, mad, sprawling works of craziness, this has been very stripped-down, focused and clever.
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Post by: Steve Green on 16 February, 2014, 11:38:45 pm
Yeah, I'm really enjoying these.
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Post by: Goaty on 19 February, 2014, 09:20:16 pm

3rd Episode on tonight
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Post by: Goaty on 19 February, 2014, 10:35:22 pm
Oh wow! That is great twist I never see for miles! I was wrong
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Post by: NapalmKev on 20 February, 2014, 12:16:31 pm
Episode 3 was excellent. But I did manage to guess the ending about 2 mins before the end.

Great show!

Cheers
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Post by: Pete Wells on 20 February, 2014, 08:22:40 pm
Just watched all three. Nasty stuff, really enjoyable!
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Post by: Goaty on 20 February, 2014, 08:29:13 pm
Just watched all three. Nasty stuff, really enjoyable!

Yep, great written too! it's all still on iPlayer if anyone of you think of watch it?
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 20 February, 2014, 11:47:05 pm
Third was good - not as good as 1 or 2 as trying to second-guess the twist got in the way of enjoying the show a bit but again a neat set of characters. Really am lapping this up.

Also Reece Shearsmith in the last House of Fools was great as well. 2014 sees the Reece resurgence.
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Post by: Daveycandlish on 13 March, 2014, 05:21:12 pm
That was one hell of a creepy finale to the series!

"Mischief!"

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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 14 March, 2014, 07:53:22 pm
Very effective and creepy as hell although painfully lacking an ending - it just sort of ... stopped.

I must say though it's been a remarkably good series - check out the interesting "extra" episode The Inventors (http://www.insideno9extra.co.uk/) as well!

Can't wait til series 2  (http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2014/01/29/19489/bbc_orders_second_series_of_inside_no_9):D
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Post by: Steve Green on 14 March, 2014, 08:31:31 pm
I'm not quite sure why they made an extra episode that way... I was waiting for some sort of interactivity other than just skipping to the next bit.
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Post by: The Bissler on 15 March, 2014, 08:22:35 am
I'm sorry to disagree with everyone but I was quite disappointed with this series.  The stories were fine but, with the exception of the silent episode, this was at the expense of the comedy.  I'm not saying there wasn't any humour but it did feel like the jokes were few and far between. 

The sooner the League of Gentlemen reform, the better from my point of view!
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Post by: Mardroid on 16 March, 2014, 01:17:13 pm
I watched the first three episodes of this on BBC iplayer today. (I wouldn't have known it had been on without this thread, that's how little TV I've been watching lately. So thanks guys!)

Brilliant stuff! The first two were laugh out loud funny (particularly the second). The last not so much, but it was just as good in a very different way. All had great dark twists. Great stuff. Think I'll watch the fourth while I have my cuppa...

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Post by: Mardroid on 16 March, 2014, 05:24:42 pm
Okay, I didn't like episode 4 as much as the previous 3. But it was still okay.
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Post by: Daveycandlish on 16 March, 2014, 09:38:48 pm
It's only the first two that are laugh out loud funny. The others are more like Tales of the Unexpected
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Post by: Keef Monkey on 17 March, 2014, 02:24:53 pm
It did seem to move away from the more overt comedy as it went on, but setting it up that way meant they can throw some good gags into the darker episodes without them seeming out of place I reckon.

Thought the last episode was brilliantly creepy, those guys do have a knack for nailing disturbing moments when they do decide to go for all-out horror. Thought the set-up was very reminiscent of House Of The Devil, but really different in the execution.

Been a fantastic series, after the great first episode I didn't think they'd be able to keep the quality up but they did so admirably (the Macbeth episode was the weakest for me but even that was plenty entertaining).
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Post by: Mardroid on 20 March, 2014, 04:15:17 am
For some reason I was expecting another twist at the end of the last episode.

On thinking about it, I realised there had already been a double twist... I it's just the fact there wasn't something at the very end that threw me a bit. Just... situation explained and she met her fate.

Not a big criticism though. If anything the criticism should be on myself for allowing my mind to be caught up in a specific format.

It was an excellent episode all in all. And that scene at the end. "Mr. Mischief! Mr. Mischief!" Brrr!


Favourite episode: 2 (Or was it 3? The silent one anyway.)
Least favourite: 4.
The rest were pretty good though. In there own way as good as 2(or 3) in some ways, but I just loved the humour of 2(or 3).

That being said I loved the twist of Tom And Geri. Perhaps I'd rate it with the favourite above. They're so different yet good they warrant a tie I think.
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Post by: Goaty on 22 March, 2015, 06:25:48 pm
Series 2 is start this Thursday!
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Post by: Mardroid on 22 March, 2015, 07:12:59 pm
Great news! Had a feeling it was a one off for some reason.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 23 March, 2015, 12:09:21 am
Great news! Had a feeling it was a one off for some reason.

So did I, was a very pleasant surprise that it was coming back. Not just us either - as of writing iMdB is still classing it as a "mini-series" although - I suppose the big clue was the 'series 1' on the DVD but I just thought that was MAD OPTIMISM
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Post by: Theblazeuk on 23 March, 2015, 09:47:12 am
From what I understand, it was a close thing whether it's a one off or not. I'd be amazed if it gets a third go given the current climate at the Beeb. Money money money. (Or in other words, Tories Tories Tories, it's a Murdoch world).

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Post by: Dandontdare on 23 March, 2015, 10:27:05 am
Great news! Had a feeling it was a one off for some reason.

So did I, was a very pleasant surprise that it was coming back.

Can't wait til series 2  (http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2014/01/29/19489/bbc_orders_second_series_of_inside_no_9):D

I wasn't surprised at a 2nd series as you'd told me about it a year ago, but I'm still dead chuffed, the trailers look great.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 23 March, 2015, 10:40:02 pm
Money money money. (Or in other words, Tories Tories Tories, it's a Murdoch world).

Good stuff will always slips through the cracks!
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Post by: Theblazeuk on 24 March, 2015, 12:46:13 pm
Aye but those cracks get ever so much smaller (bye bye In the Flesh).
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Post by: Goaty on 26 March, 2015, 09:42:18 pm
Little remind it on BBC2 at 10pm
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Post by: Goaty on 26 March, 2015, 11:06:04 pm
That was good episode, know what it like to be uncomfortable in crowded public transport. Nice twist.
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Post by: pauljholden on 06 April, 2015, 08:43:12 pm
Are people not watching this? Watched the latest episode "12 days of Christine" and it was fantastic. reminded me a lot of the Alan Moore time twister "the time machine"

-PJ
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Post by: Steve Green on 06 April, 2015, 10:19:16 pm
Yeah, watching them and enjoying them enormously.
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Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 06 April, 2015, 10:26:47 pm
Hugely enjoyable and I nearly had a tear in my eye at the end of the last episode.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 06 April, 2015, 10:29:16 pm
Brilliant episode. I just got the first series on DVD - this kind of anthology television is grand.
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Post by: Goaty on 06 April, 2015, 11:45:19 pm
I was on easter break with missus, and watch this tonight, brilliant episode!
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Post by: Dark Jimbo on 07 April, 2015, 10:16:00 pm
I love this series, but can never think of very much insightful or clever to say about it.

Can't wait for the next episode, though - witch trials and David Warner!
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Post by: Theblazeuk on 12 April, 2015, 02:58:21 pm
Where was the no.9 in this episode though?
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Post by: Mardroid on 12 April, 2015, 04:25:46 pm
Where was the no.9 in this episode though?

On the hall of the building where they held the witch trial.

Actually I'm not sure they would have bothered numbering huts in those days but to keep with the convention of the programme I guess they had to keep it in somewhere.

I loved how they riffed on the idea of having a group photo, and the pay-off was very amusing.


I watched episodes 2 and 3 last night. Both very good in very different ways.

Concerning the ending of the Witch Trial episode....
I guessed on the second twist (although I didn't know it would be the second) as that's typical from this kind of plot, but that first twist with the bag removal reveal completely surprised me. And that somehow made the second predictable twist satisfying. If that makes sense.


Very funny stuff in that episode.
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Post by: pauljholden on 12 April, 2015, 05:58:46 pm
Found this the most like Royston Vasey, very funny and yet still dark and twisted. Annoyed with myself that I gave up on the first series after a too dark first episode now.

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Post by: Mardroid on 12 April, 2015, 06:26:47 pm
Thing is, although there is a tendency to certain themes (dark humour and yes some nastiness) the stories are so different (apart from being set in one location- No. 9) and the tone shifts too, you're certaint to find something you like, I think.

This episode was very different from the sad/sweet/poignant Episode 2 for example.
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Post by: Judge Nutmeg on 12 April, 2015, 10:26:34 pm
Enjoyed all so far but has'nt the twist in episode 2 been done so many times befored
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 13 April, 2015, 12:18:48 am
...the twists are always slightly less good than the episodes themselves I'm finding.

The last one (which was essentially just an extended version of the trial scene in The Witchsmeller Pursuivant from the first series of Blackadder) had a tremendously good cast and a great dark undertone - not to mention DAVID WARNER who is the god of all space. However the final twist was just the first thing you thought of really.

I still think they're yet to match the giddying heights of the utterly extraordinary silent episode in Series 1 but  the twist problem is just shallow nitpickery frankly as each episode is a real treat, rammed with interesting characters and excellent guest stars.
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Post by: Theblazeuk on 13 April, 2015, 12:41:12 pm
I enjoyed the twists in the first 2 episodes of this series, and I thought all 6 of the first series were sublime. Particularly that last one.
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Post by: Goaty on 20 April, 2015, 10:50:30 am
Finally watch latest episode 4 as away last Thursday, that was good, and twists, nice idea.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 20 April, 2015, 11:07:21 am
Cold Comfort was easily the best this series - not a second wasted and an utterly brutal final twist. Extremely clever use of "only security camera" footage as well.
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Post by: Fungus on 20 April, 2015, 02:00:26 pm
Those league of gentleman types are extraordinary, what a great series.
'12 Days of Christine' was magnificent, marred/improved in its similarity to that Alan Moore Time Twister...
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Post by: Steve Green on 20 April, 2015, 07:15:57 pm
Cold Comfort was easily the best this series - not a second wasted and an utterly brutal final twist. Extremely clever use of "only security camera" footage as well.

Yep, I love the way they play within the contraints of the format.

Although looking back at the tweets about Cold Comfort on twitter - whoever's in charge of the BBC TWO must really enjoy spoiling stuff (tweeting a still of the final frame)
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Post by: Jimmy Baker's Assistant on 20 April, 2015, 07:22:37 pm
Cold Comfort was really good, this is a fantastic programme, scarcely a misstep in either series.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 27 April, 2015, 08:14:30 am
Last episode another cracker with the me being cynical about the "obvious" ending (I thought, Velvet Underground style, it would end abruptly with the knife being stuck straight in the cake) which actually was neatly sidestepped in favour of something quite magically awkward.

Eerily the next day I met a load of family and found some of the worse characters in this to be quite well observed  ::)
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Post by: Theblazeuk on 27 April, 2015, 08:54:22 am
I was on the edge waiting for that.....
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Post by: Mardroid on 27 April, 2015, 09:03:14 am
Amusing little twist concerning the introductory scene!
Yeah, I really like this series. I hope they do more.
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Post by: Goaty on 29 April, 2015, 10:29:14 pm
Wooh! That final episode tonight was brilliant! Won't spoiler it!
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 01 May, 2015, 11:10:42 pm
Agreed - that was brilliantly built and creepy as hell. Everything the S1 finale wasn't - ain't this good telly? :D
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Post by: Steve Green on 23 May, 2015, 05:42:51 pm
Audio commentaries on Sound Cloud, they make a thing of lining it up to the episode, but it's not hugely important if you can remember the episode, and they wander off on a tangent.

More important that they're listened to in the order they were recorded, as they refer back to previous episodes.

https://soundcloud.com/steve-reece-in9 (https://soundcloud.com/steve-reece-in9)
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Post by: Steve Green on 22 October, 2015, 03:09:31 pm
Series 3 has been commissioned.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-10-21/inside-no-9-gets-a-third-series (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-10-21/inside-no-9-gets-a-third-series)
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Post by: Citi-Def_Joe on 22 October, 2015, 03:18:45 pm
Fantastic news
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Post by: Goaty on 17 December, 2016, 01:22:53 pm
Great news, new series will start on 27th Dec. Yep first episode about Christmas! "The Devil of Christmas"
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Post by: Mardroid on 18 December, 2016, 01:53:23 am
That is good news! I really enjoyed the last two series.
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Post by: Rately on 18 December, 2016, 09:12:19 am
Great news whilst working overtime on a Sunday.

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Post by: Goaty on 27 December, 2016, 09:56:18 pm
Little remind it on tonight
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Post by: Goaty on 27 December, 2016, 11:41:45 pm
That was excellent episode, filmed in 1970s with 70s equipment!

That was unforgettable ending.
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Post by: Steve Green on 28 December, 2016, 03:47:37 pm
Yeah apparently the cameras broke down after a couple of days.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 30 December, 2016, 12:24:48 am
Yeah that was phenomenally well done. Actually saw them talking about doing this at a talk earlier in the summer - excellent to get a bit of Derek Jacobi as well.
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Post by: Steve Green on 21 February, 2017, 08:43:14 pm
New series proper starts 10pm tonight.
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Post by: Goaty on 21 February, 2017, 08:58:49 pm
Ooh!! Didn't realise it back tonight! Thanks!
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Post by: Mardroid on 21 February, 2017, 09:54:05 pm
Me neither. Just noticed on the TV listing literally a couple of minutes ago. Good timing, eh?
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Post by: Mardroid on 21 February, 2017, 10:41:57 pm
Enjoyed that! Nice double twist ending. Also good to see Philip Glennister and Jason Watkins in roles.
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Post by: Fungus on 21 February, 2017, 11:00:54 pm
Not the twistiest twist ever but enjoyable stuff. Great as usual from the gentlemen.
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Post by: JLC on 22 February, 2017, 01:07:04 pm
Really enjoyable return. Shame there aren't more episodes per season.
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Post by: Steve Green on 22 February, 2017, 01:36:41 pm
The good news is they've just started filming another series.
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Post by: Dandontdare on 22 February, 2017, 04:19:51 pm
bugger, missed this - to the i-player, Batman!
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Post by: Mattofthespurs on 23 February, 2017, 08:01:00 am
Watched it last night (10pm is past my bed time so I taped it).
The missus and I have been with this series from the start and this was another cracking episode.

Really must buy Psychoville as I've never seen that but everything else these gents have done has been a treat.
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Post by: Steve Green on 23 February, 2017, 08:09:09 am
Psychoville is great - could easily have had another series out of that.
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Post by: Mardroid on 23 February, 2017, 12:55:34 pm
I agree. I was hoping they wouldn't just send do with series 2.

Getting Inside No. 9 instead isn't a bad thing but It would be nice if they'd do another Psychoville later, although I doubt they will.
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Post by: sheldipez on 23 February, 2017, 01:12:24 pm
I agree. I was hoping they wouldn't just send do with series 2.

Getting Inside No. 9 instead isn't a bad thing but It would be nice if they'd do another Psychoville later, although I doubt they will.

By the end of the show it ended up being one of those great and unique series that no one tuned in to watch; the ratings really dropped off by the end and I am sure there's an video interview somewhere with either Shearsmith or Pemberton talking about it. RIP Psychoville. I thought it was as good as League personally.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 25 February, 2017, 11:44:39 am
Just saw the first of Series 3 - up to their usual high standards but I did feel the final twist was one too far (and didn't entirely land) but the cast was wonderful and the hand-stab game was absurdly tense - only Pembleton/Shearsmith could go from arguing over the bill to The Deer Hunter in twenty minutes
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Post by: JLC on 25 February, 2017, 04:19:31 pm
Wonderful stuff. Just wish there were note episodes per season
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Post by: Mardroid on 25 February, 2017, 06:43:33 pm
Yeah. Outside Dr.Who and soap operas, 6-8 episodes (most likely 6 or 7) is pretty standard for UK series. Despite this, I often find myself surprised and hankering for more. I think we're spoilt by US series.
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Post by: Steve Green on 25 February, 2017, 06:44:57 pm
Wonderful stuff. Just wish there were note episodes per season

I've posted this before, but the commentaries for S2 are well worth a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/steve-reece-in9 (https://soundcloud.com/steve-reece-in9)

You need to listen to them in order though, with 12 days of Christine first and Seance Time last.
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Post by: JLC on 26 February, 2017, 06:11:48 pm
Wonderful stuff. Just wish there were note episodes per season

I've posted this before, but the commentaries for S2 are well worth a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/steve-reece-in9 (https://soundcloud.com/steve-reece-in9)

You need to listen to them in order though, with 12 days of Christine first and Seance Time last.
Thanks for the link!
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Post by: Steve Green on 26 February, 2017, 06:23:19 pm
You're welcome!
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Post by: Mattofthespurs on 01 March, 2017, 09:10:22 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/crossword-blog/2017/feb/28/riddle-of-the-sphinx-guardian-cryptic-crossword-inside-no-9

https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27132
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Post by: Rately on 02 March, 2017, 07:48:40 am
https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/crossword-blog/2017/feb/28/riddle-of-the-sphinx-guardian-cryptic-crossword-inside-no-9

https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/27132

Genius!

If The Riddle Of The Sphinx doesn't win awards, there is something badly wrong. Going to watch it again when i get home.
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Post by: Goaty on 02 March, 2017, 08:48:41 am
Forgot it was on last Tuesday, watch it on iplayer.

Great episode, didn't expect that twist!
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 03 March, 2017, 02:42:10 pm
Yeah a particularly focused episode where the twists are woven really tightly into it. Properly properly horrible as well - I love how you can go into Inside No. 9 going "this will get dark" and even then it'll surprise you with how far it can go.

I'm so glad this has caught on - I remember there being a bit of a "they'll never do that again" vibe after the first series came out for at least half a year and now they're recording the fourth series even as the third airs. Lucky to have seen Pemberton & Shearsmith discussing and showing the legendary silent episode live in Bristol once as well.
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Post by: Dandontdare on 03 March, 2017, 09:46:28 pm
Those BBC buggers confused me on catch up - When i saw this was ep3 I thought I'd missed one, but they were counting the Xmas one, as part of the series.

I'm absiolutley loving this, the best thing on telly for years. They all have the odd logical flaw if you think about  them too much:
The Bill: why would he join the consptracy rather than calling the police? He's alrteady loaded, and they've got no leverage on him
The sphinx: as she is a crossword expert, why is she so eadilly led clue by clue? She has the grid and the list of cluues, but doesn't twig asphyxiation, myistery guest or pufferfish

Minor nitpicking though - I bloody love this series
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Post by: Mattofthespurs on 04 March, 2017, 07:51:49 am

The sphinx: as she is a crossword expert, why is she so eadilly led clue by clue? She has the grid and the list of cluues, but doesn't twig asphyxiation, myistery guest or pufferfish

Minor nitpicking though - I bloody love this series

I've only watched this once, and then under the influence of alcohol but she wasn't a crossword expert though was she? Thought that's why she had to have it all explained to here.

I could well be wrong. I usually am.
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Post by: Dandontdare on 04 March, 2017, 12:09:45 pm
She pretended to be ignorant at first, but when she thought that he'd been incapacitated, she began showing off her skills - the clues in the crossword should've tipped her off that her plan was already known to the victim
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Post by: Hawkmumbler on 04 March, 2017, 08:03:43 pm
Having only seen S3 EPs 2 and 3 out of any Inside No.9 until now, i'm utterly amazed it's taken me this long. What a bloody brilliant little anthology series with some genuine thrills and spills!
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Post by: Fungus on 04 March, 2017, 08:15:47 pm
Riddle of the Sphinx another brilliant tale. Gory & clever stuff.
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Post by: Theblazeuk on 06 March, 2017, 10:21:20 am
Definitely thinking about that a little too much in the Sphinx :)
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Post by: Trent on 06 March, 2017, 12:03:54 pm
Really enjoyed The Bill and Riddle of the Sphynx but as others have pointed out the logic doesn't quite stand up to scrutiny.

In The Bill it makes little sense for Glenister's character to join the conmen unless by some stretch you take it that he had to do it or they would have killed him and so once involved he couldn't then easily implicate them. Bit tortuous but , given he was the wealthy mark, I couldn't see why he would join them.

The point re the crossword giving away the plot is also valid and I cannot see an easy way to explain it away.

I guess with a short running time and so many twists and turns involved there are bound to be the odd illogicality but they don't really detract from the overall experience.
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 08 March, 2017, 12:22:21 am
Inside No.9 was stunning, best of the three so far for me :D

For me Reece & Pemberton are at their best with squabbling humans - from their days as Charlie and Stella in the League right up til now they manage it so effortlessly and the cast here was wonderful. I personally prefer it in No.9 when when they're not going hell-for-leather-horrortwists and just focus on characters but the joy of the series overall is the variety. Utterly fantastic episode and caught me in a really troubled mood so the ending was a joypunch for me.

Special bonus:

The bonafide deaf actor Emily Howlett sent numerous adorable tweets about the show and its crew and actors throughout: https://twitter.com/EHowlett/status/839259039196381184 (https://twitter.com/EHowlett/status/839259039196381184)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 08 March, 2017, 09:34:14 am
Again, other excellent episode, and I am Deaf, it happens lots at my old work xmas parties! hehe!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 08 March, 2017, 04:35:36 pm
She pretended to be ignorant at first, but when she thought that he'd been incapacitated, she began showing off her skills - the clues in the crossword should've tipped her off that her plan was already known to the victim

You are absolutely correct.
However, I would suggest that she is presented with the clues in such a short space of time that it would have been nigh on impossible for her, or any expert, to solve a complicated crossword in such a short space of time (around 15 mins?) But I take your point. Had she been given an hour or two then I agree.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 08 March, 2017, 05:46:41 pm

The Bill: why would he join the consptracy rather than calling the police? He's alrteady loaded, and they've got no leverage on him


Watched this episode again today and my thoughts are; How do we know that he is loaded? Everyone around the table is basically lying and so could he be. He has his card declined and says 'I've got £250 in that account'. Not exactly a fortune. I think the other four have fallen for his lies and then realise the truth but he knows the scam now and joins them instead after he has paid out loads of money for his divorce.

I could be wrong but it works this way.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Fungus on 09 March, 2017, 12:10:17 am
Another cracker this week and all the better for dispensing with the twisted horror to tell a grounded tale of office politics. Those songs padded things out nicely, these have been dense half-hours.

It was a bit obvious the southern character in the first episode wouldn't be quite as loaded as it appeared, and as it played out things felt natural enough. No problems with it at all. Oh, and quite brilliant.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 09 March, 2017, 01:32:35 pm
So is this a series of one-off tales of the unexpected then? (except good).
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Theblazeuk on 09 March, 2017, 01:39:17 pm
It does work that way but he seems pretty insistent that there's enough cash squirreled away in the right - RIGHT I said Anoushka - side of his wardrobe
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Satanist on 09 March, 2017, 01:46:49 pm
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 09 March, 2017, 04:12:03 pm
Just watched Empty orchestra again.
This series just keeps on getting better and better.
It's by far the best thing on television and the writing is so crisp, clean and truthful that every episode almost makes me want to weep with it's total beauty.

It's so good that it makes me want to punch Shearsmith and Pemberton. Punch them with love. In the face. Hard.
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Post by: Mardroid on 15 March, 2017, 05:12:42 pm
A much darker episode this week, with a grim ending. Even grimmer if you consider what the main character's comment implies at the end "They should be together".

It was very different from last week's episode. Actually it was rather different from all the others in this series, apart from the underlying dark comedy, which is part of what makes this series so good.

It starts with what seems to be an amusing obsession, that gets rather embarassing. Then it goes to a very sad place before becoming rather grim. Not the nasty grim of The Riddle of the Sphinx, it's all implied, but dark for all that.

A very interesting journey.

I read a review afterwards, and I'm ashamed to say I missed all the pairings in the house. Then again, I wasn't really looking for them.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dandontdare on 15 March, 2017, 07:39:18 pm
I read a review afterwards, and I'm ashamed to say I missed all the pairings in the house. Then again, I wasn't really looking for them.

the announcer said something like "watch this one very closely" but I still didn't notice that - It was a very sad ending and it was left ambiguous as to whether he'd killed the daughter - we're certainly supposed to think so with the blood and the "they should be together" line, but it then turns out to be the old uni mate - but is it just him?

Getting so much backstory, character and narrative - not to mention laughs, horror and  a twist ending - into a 30 minute one off is incredibly hard, and these guys manage it with consistency. Terrific stuff
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 16 March, 2017, 08:11:37 am
Absolutely brilliant, dark and more than a little sad.
I didn't notice the pairings of the things either but I rarely do on a first watching.
I'll watch this one again tonight.
We sat down, as a family, including my nearly 13 year old Son and watched The Riddle of the Sphinx, Empty Orchestra and the latest episode and he loved them all.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 21 March, 2017, 10:14:54 pm
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.

Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Eamonn Clarke on 22 March, 2017, 02:00:58 pm
Fragments.
Their own version of Theatre of Blood.
Splendid stuff
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: I, Cosh on 22 March, 2017, 02:29:07 pm
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Steve Green on 22 March, 2017, 03:05:23 pm
Well I like it.

It's a different format each week, rather than the loosely connected sketches of the League of Gentlemen.

Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dandontdare on 22 March, 2017, 07:52:41 pm
Really enjoyed last night's episode - although I completely mis-guessed the outcome - twice: the killer often turns out to be one of the early 'victims' who isn't really dead, so I was convinced it was the waitress as she was the only one we didn't see die and nobody touched the body. Once we did see who it was, I thought she would turn out to be the artist in drag who'd faked his own death. So ... 0 for 2 there  ::)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 22 March, 2017, 08:10:47 pm
"Diddle Diddle Dumpling"

Mesmerizing. Loved the characters slow descent into shoe madness and the achingly unanswered final question and subsequent revelation he'd planted the shoe himself. Really sparse, really chilling. Them at their tense best.

"Private View"

Nicht so gut. A broader slasher featuring an unlikable cavalcade linearly picked off and finishing with a fairly undercooked twist. So ... OK heart-boy just takes credit for the artwork and the murders are never discovered. Sure. Solid casting all round though - I adore Morgana Robinson.

Overall - another strong series from Inside No.9, a pleasing variety of styles - some excellent guest performances and if anything it seems to be gaining momentum with time rather than losing it. Still suffers from what the very first series does though which is the sometimes need to twist even if the logic doesn't quite follow. Often the ride is far better than the eventual destination, but it's always worth watching. Highlights for me are the unexpectedly joyous Empty Orchestra and the brilliantly clever Devil of Christmas.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 23 March, 2017, 07:24:17 am
Highlights for me are the unexpectedly joyous Empty Orchestra and the brilliantly clever Devil of Christmas.

Same here.
My 2 favourites of this series.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 23 March, 2017, 07:35:57 am
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

I, too, have chosen to ignore this on the basis that the League of Gentlemen was no way near as clever and funny as it thought it was.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 23 March, 2017, 11:29:58 am
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

Well League of Gentlemen is not that funny, just very dark, well there was some moments I got chuckle. but very brilliant to follow, and yes it is worth to watch and this series too!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 23 March, 2017, 12:10:53 pm
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

I, too, have chosen to ignore this on the basis that the League of Gentlemen was no way near as clever and funny as it thought it was.

There's a CALHAB based pattern emerging here. Maybe we should all agree to watch INSIDE NO. 9 and then not bother turning up. ;o)

Yes, worth a watch I reckon.  As it's on iPlayer and standalone episodes, start with DIDDLE DIDDLE DUM. If you don't like that, don't bother with the rest I guess. At half an horur, it's not a big investment of time.
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Post by: sheldipez on 23 March, 2017, 03:23:39 pm
I am a massive fan of League of Gentlemen and their follow up Psychoville. Both are my kind of dark humour.

I thoroughly enjoyed 1st series of Inside Number 9 but thought the second series was all a bit average,  however series 3 has been back to form. I think it's been possibly the best season. "Empty Orchestra" "The Bill" and "The Devil of Christmas" are easily in my top five episodes of the show; the others being "Sardines" and "A Quiet Night In" from the first series.

According to Shearsmith's tweets they're half way through filming Series 4 - so glad that the BBC hasn't axed it like they usually do with my favorite beeb shows.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7hvlF8XgAA9Fr4.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 23 March, 2017, 07:07:35 pm
but thought the second series was all a bit average

Really? 12 days of Christine, and Cold Comfort plus La Couchette are some of the best episodes of the series!

Although I think series 3 has topped them all (bar the 12 days of Christine, which for me, is the highlight of the series overall
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mardroid on 25 March, 2017, 08:15:16 pm
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

I, too, have chosen to ignore this on the basis that the League of Gentlemen was no way near as clever and funny as it thought it was.

I can understand you disliking League... While I largely liked it (I'm not keen on all the first series, but I think it improved) I can see how it would be very very much a matter of taste. (Okay, I guess most things are, but League... is goes to a very silly and extreme place which can be particularly polarising.

Inside No. 9, while also being a black comedy, in many ways, is not as extreme. Some of the episodes are even quite gentle, although many do go to a very dark place.

In short, I shouldn't let The League of Gentlemen put you off. Or Psychoville* for that matter. Even if you don't like all the episodes, as an anthology series, you'll likely find something to like, much like our beloved comic.

*Although I really lied that too, but it's different enough.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 29 March, 2017, 09:56:56 am
One of best episodes; was on last night, The 12 Days of Christine

it on iPlayer too.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05pwfcf/inside-no-9-series-2-2-the-12-days-of-christine (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05pwfcf/inside-no-9-series-2-2-the-12-days-of-christine)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: flip-r mk2 on 30 March, 2017, 05:32:06 pm
Watched 'The 12 days of Christine' last night and found it very moving. I was a bit of a downer yesterday, for some reason Ray was at the forefront of my thoughts all day. Watched the show and with 'Con te partiro' playing throughout the episode, a song Ray chose for and I had played at her funeral service and for the first time since a few weeks after her passing I cried myself to sleep.

filippo
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 30 March, 2017, 09:58:58 pm
Oh Filip that's horrible. Hope you're feeling a little better today. Big digital forumhugs for you. :(
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Post by: Goaty on 31 March, 2017, 11:51:35 am


Now first two series of Inside No. 9, and Psychoville is on Netflix now if you want catch up.

Even The League of Gentlemen!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: flip-r mk2 on 02 April, 2017, 02:51:22 pm
Oh Filip that's horrible. Hope you're feeling a little better today. Big digital forumhugs for you. :(

Thanks mate much appreciated , it was just the wrong day to watch the episode, rewatched it since and everything was OK.

filippo
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Post by: Tiplodocus on 02 April, 2017, 07:12:28 pm
That Christine episode is all kinds of brilliant.

And how long has Sheridan Smith been good?
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Post by: TordelBack on 18 April, 2017, 01:03:45 pm
Just now working our way through Season 2.  Such a treat to not know how each episode will play out: comedy, horror, drama, mystery... The twists (or perhaps more properly 'resolutions') themselves are often predictable, but this is offset by being totally ignorant of what kind of tale you're watching until you're 5 or 10 minutes in, and then by the sheer pleasure of watching the story play out.  Even little things like waiting right to the end  (in vain) for Pemberton to appear in Season 1's The Harrowing and reverse the horror conceit with some comedy twist was exquisite...

Watched 12 Days of Christine on Saturday, and it had us both dabbing at the eyes and generally going to bed upset, and that's without anything like Flippo's excuse.  Despite being a fairly obvious setup it's very powerful and completely gripping stuff, and Sheridan Smith is even better than she was in the Harry Hill Movie (I kid, she's a bit of a revelation after vanilla TV roles for years). 

Does anyone else make these sorts of things at this level of invention and wit?
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Post by: sheridan on 20 May, 2017, 12:20:28 pm
That Christine episode is all kinds of brilliant.

And how long has Sheridan Smith been good?

She's been pretty highly acclaimed since hitting the theatres around 2011.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 02 January, 2018, 05:11:36 pm
It's back tonight.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 02 January, 2018, 05:40:31 pm
Watched 12 Days of Christine on Saturday, and it had us both dabbing at the eyes and generally going to bed upset

That is the stand out episode for me. Always has me in floods of tears.
It's a beautiful, sad, wonderful episode.
I've watched it twice and that's enough for me, despite how much I love it.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 02 January, 2018, 05:41:18 pm
It's back tonight.

And I can't wait. :)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: TordelBack on 02 January, 2018, 10:54:29 pm
That was a pretty dense 30 minutes! There were a few loose ends, I felt (An adopted heir to the throne? Recognising twins you haven't seen since they were born?), but otherwise a complete Shakespearean comedy in one act. Where else would you get it!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 03 January, 2018, 09:46:29 am
It worked for me. :D
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: pauljholden on 03 January, 2018, 10:03:58 am
That was a pretty dense 30 minutes! There were a few loose ends, I felt (An adopted heir to the throne? Recognising twins you haven't seen since they were born?), but otherwise a complete Shakespearean comedy in one act. Where else would you get it!

i feel like the rhyming couplets/obvious Shakespeare nods ALLOWED the adopted heir/twins/etc to work - without the rhymes, there’d be no reason.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: TordelBack on 03 January, 2018, 10:25:42 am
Oh definitely PJ, that was the idea for sure, and it worked.  It's telly like no other, and I still love the fact that you have absolutely no idea what you're in for, almost until it's over. 
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Post by: Dandontdare on 03 January, 2018, 12:19:51 pm
Very silly, but I enjoyed that a lot. PJ nails it (with a terrible pun BTW - but not as bad as "Like this Iambic foot, I'm stressed, you're not")
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 03 January, 2018, 12:38:12 pm
Glorious stuff. So glad to have it back. And finally Simon Quinlank Kevin Eldon does some work with the boys!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 03 January, 2018, 01:27:40 pm
Really enjoy it, sort of Shakespeare Comedy,

And that woman from My Parents Are Aliens would left me :o if I watch that show again after this episode.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: JLC on 03 January, 2018, 02:19:29 pm
Really enjoy it, sort of Shakespeare Comedy,

And that woman from My Parents Are Aliens would left me :o if I watch that show again after this episode.
?
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 03 January, 2018, 07:43:21 pm
That was fantastic and easily the best telly of the year so far ( ;))
But seriously wonderful.
Loved it.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 10 January, 2018, 12:12:38 pm
Bernie Clifton’s Dressing Room

That was really great episode and very moving.

Really enjoy it and some funny moments.

Honest that last act does left me little crying.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 11 January, 2018, 10:40:05 am
Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room was just brilliant stuff. I'm not crying. You're crying!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 11 January, 2018, 04:11:40 pm
I had to watch that episode again.
As good as it was it did not sit well with me originally.
I had a few glasses of vino and I think the emotional kick never happened on the first viewing.
The second viewing is interesting as now you know that he is dead some of the conversation they have has a more profound meaning on a second viewing.
Still, I do think the episode overran by a few minutes. For me the kicker was a tad earlier.

Still, even at it's worst, and this was nowhere near it's worst, the series is sublime television.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: manwithnoname on 12 January, 2018, 11:35:03 am
The Shakespearian episode was dreadful, but this week's was a melancholy, clever, funny, wise and respectful masterpiece of television.

Had a little tear in the eye at the end. Bravo.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 12 January, 2018, 04:16:37 pm
The Shakespearian episode was dreadful

I have to, respectfully, completely disagree.

One of the funniest, cleverest things I have ever seen on television.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Timothy on 13 January, 2018, 05:03:21 pm
To my shame this series had completely passed me by until, on a whim, I stuck the latest 2 episodes on the old iPlayer this afternoon. Quite the best television I have seen for a long long time. I will be diving into the
Netflix back catalogue pretty sharpish.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: manwithnoname on 16 January, 2018, 03:53:04 pm
To my shame this series had completely passed me by until, on a whim, I stuck the latest 2 episodes on the old iPlayer this afternoon. Quite the best television I have seen for a long long time. I will be diving into the
Netflix back catalogue pretty sharpish.

I think I read somewhere that the back catalogue is being wiped from some online player soon (or maybe it's already happened), but it might be the BBC i-player, so you should still be good on Netflix, whatever they have on there anyway.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 16 January, 2018, 05:13:04 pm
To my shame this series had completely passed me by until, on a whim, I stuck the latest 2 episodes on the old iPlayer this afternoon. Quite the best television I have seen for a long long time. I will be diving into the
Netflix back catalogue pretty sharpish.

I think I read somewhere that the back catalogue is being wiped from some online player soon (or maybe it's already happened), but it might be the BBC i-player, so you should still be good on Netflix, whatever they have on there anyway.

Yes, it's gone from streaming but the DVD's/Blu rays are very cheap.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Timothy on 16 January, 2018, 05:21:27 pm
Series 1 and 2 are still on Netflix and Amazon Prime. No sign of series 3 though.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 17 January, 2018, 12:17:28 am
That was good and fun episode tonight. Dark and nice with 10 mins early twist.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dandontdare on 18 January, 2018, 11:52:53 am
excellent, think that was my favourite of the series so far
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Timothy on 18 January, 2018, 12:20:07 pm
It was good, but potentially disqualifies itself from the series as a whole by taking place inside number 6.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dandontdare on 18 January, 2018, 12:27:36 pm
It was good, but potentially disqualifies itself from the series as a whole by taking place inside number 6.

that was niggling me ... until the very end, which made it all the more satisfying!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 18 January, 2018, 01:38:04 pm
Definately my favourite of this series so far. Delightfully gruesome; very twisty-turny and laugh-out-loud funny at points, too! Exactly what you want, really.

Also loved that the 'No.9' was a plotpoint!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: pauljholden on 18 January, 2018, 05:56:10 pm
It was good, but potentially disqualifies itself from the series as a whole by taking place inside number 6.

Au contraire! Clever bending of the rules in order to make the rules actually a plot point!

-pj
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 18 January, 2018, 08:19:29 pm
Really enjoyed that. Minor niggles about how easily she was able to get to the right bits of the tape but because it was set up well other than that, I'll let them off.

But... without the reverse structure it would have just been a straightforward tale with escalating violence. But I liked the idea of examining the way (and timing) of information being delivered to the viewer affects the impact.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: manwithnoname on 24 January, 2018, 12:00:22 pm
Last night's dark Fritzl story was short on laughs, but very good. Pemberton was brilliantly creepy, and Nicola Stapleton was great, too.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 25 January, 2018, 02:55:53 pm
Previous comment is a bit spoiler. Could it be spoiler tagged?
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Goaty on 25 January, 2018, 03:00:59 pm
Previous comment is a bit spoiler. Could it be spoiler tagged?

I agree too. Also good slow episode.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Fungus on 25 January, 2018, 03:57:01 pm
Each series is better than the last  :)
Apart from the Shakespearean opener - which spent a bit too much time being farcical for me - they've been fantastic. Favourite was 'Bernie Clifton' but the 'moving house' tale might take that spot, after a repeat watching...
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dandontdare on 26 January, 2018, 04:02:26 pm
Previous comment is a bit spoiler. Could it be spoiler tagged?

Too late for me - finally watched the episode but spent the first 20 minutes waiting for the entirely expected 'twist'
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Link Prime on 31 January, 2018, 10:29:21 am
"And the Winner Is..."
Another enjoyable episode last night, but the twist was figured out in under 2 minutes by the missus.

Will be sad to see series 4 wrap-up next week.
With this and the recent League of Gentlemen revival, Pemberton and Shearsmith seem to have been a constant and welcome presence on the ol goggle box.

Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Steve Green on 31 January, 2018, 11:21:07 am
I'm just glad it's getting some well overdue recognition.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tiplodocus on 31 January, 2018, 01:50:17 pm
I was put off it because I don't find LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN the lightest bit funny. I think it was this thread that made me give it a chance. And my how I have laughed and cried. It's brilliant stuff. Mostly.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dandontdare on 31 January, 2018, 05:12:57 pm
"And the Winner Is..."

Lots of good character stuff, but I didn't really buy the twist - Firstly, I'd expect at least one of them to recognise her, and secondly it wasn't really clear how she managed to control the decision. It may be clearer on a rewatch.. Thought it was the weakest of the season so far, but that's the beauty of an anthology - rather like 2000ad, if one doesn't quite float your boat, there'll be a different one along soon.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: pauljholden on 31 January, 2018, 08:28:41 pm
Felt the most recent one was terribly slight.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Timothy on 07 February, 2018, 05:53:46 pm
I managed to spot the hare last night.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 07 February, 2018, 06:02:08 pm
Loved the final episode - really atmospheric! And Nigel Planer was great.

Best bit came during the credits, though - the news that there'll be a Series 5!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Buttonman on 28 October, 2018, 08:50:44 pm
Halloween Special on tonight on BBC2 at 10pm! It's live too!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 28 October, 2018, 09:10:27 pm
I've never watched this but have Sky+'d the one tonight
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Post by: TordelBack on 28 October, 2018, 10:35:45 pm
Hah, that was good fun, if a bit risky from an audience retention point of view  Stephanie Cole was great.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Frank on 28 October, 2018, 10:36:46 pm
Halloween Special on tonight on BBC2 at 10pm! It's live too!

They got me. Not sure whether this episode of The Mash Report is part of it ...


Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: JamesC on 28 October, 2018, 10:42:00 pm
That was a pretty audacious stunt. Pulled off brilliantly though - loved it.
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Post by: Frank on 28 October, 2018, 11:12:10 pm

Multimedia pranking:

The Sun, 25/10/2018

CORONATION Street stars from years gone by are haunting the soap's old set at the Granada Studios in Manchester.

The spooky goings-on are thought to have got so bad, that BBC Two show Inside No 9 has even pulled out of filming there.

According to the Daily Star, stars of the comedy series Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have decided not to film their live Halloween special at the studio, after hearing it was haunted.

The actors were reportedly freaked out by rumours that Jean Alexander and Pat Phoenix, who played Hilda Ogden and Elsie Tanner on the soap, often visit the set as ghosts.

It is not the first time the set, which hosted the ITV soap for 53 years, has been associated with supernatural encounters.

Last year, a band were left horrified when their equipment randomly exploded during a rehearsal for the Granadaland music festival on set.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/7588019/granada-studios-haunted-coronation-street/



Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Link Prime on 29 October, 2018, 09:35:35 am
Halloween Special on tonight on BBC2 at 10pm! It's live too!

Missed that.
Bollix.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: pauljholden on 29 October, 2018, 11:52:18 am
It’s on watch again - was pretty fantastic,  yet I’d imagine on live would have been amazing.
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Post by: Buttonman on 29 October, 2018, 07:48:01 pm
I'm claiming I was wise to it all along but I did go through to tell the wife it was broken and a repeat was on instead. Must have thought something was afoot though as I didn't switch over.

In short : hook, line and indeed sinker.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Steve Green on 29 October, 2018, 08:29:51 pm
Smelled a rat at the second breakdown, aaaalmost fell for it on the repeat but then the music started to go off.

Played me perfectly.

Did make me wonder a bunch of things though - how much of the original script was written out, wonder if anyone has lip-read the inaudible bits.

What role the action-cam on Reece's helmet would have played in the 'planned' episode since it was wired up to a channel, whether the sub-titles were done live or pre-prepared, and if pre-done that they purposely left mistakes in.

Think the only thing that fell a bit flat was Stephanie Cole's cutting her own throat - thought they might have rigged a bigger blood spurt for that (or they did and it didn't go to plan)

Also guessing the rehearsal bits were pre-recorded rather than having to get people in and out of costumes/cleaned up within the live bits?
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Post by: TordelBack on 29 October, 2018, 08:31:21 pm
I'd like to meet the person who didn't check the sound on their TV,  or say "ah bollocks" when they cut to a repeat.

I'm also presuming none of it was actually live - that was part of the con.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Frank on 29 October, 2018, 08:51:10 pm
I'm also presuming none of it was actually live - that was part of the con.

Must have been - here's the tweet* Shearsmith sent during the show:

(https://i.imgur.com/GaMFpEJ.png?2)


* Shearsmith said he was contacting Gatiss on 'the WhatsApp group', but come on - very funny and speaks volumes about how into this they were and how much fun they were having
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Post by: M.I.K. on 29 October, 2018, 09:13:43 pm
I'd like to meet the person who didn't check the sound on their TV,  or say "ah bollocks" when they cut to a repeat.

My immediate thoughts were "Ah, they're doing a Ghostwatch", but then started doubting myself during the 'repeat', a split second before the music started to go wonky and the ghosty appeared outside the window.
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Post by: Mattofthespurs on 30 October, 2018, 08:11:59 am
Definitely filmed live as proven when they were back stage and were flicking between channels. The news on BBC 1 at the time was identical.

Funnily enough I've been having an issue with my amp so when the sound cut out the missus got annoyed and said it was time to buy another one. I twigged that it wasn't the amp but she fell for it.

Brilliant episode. So audacious.

Need to watch it again as it whizzed by so quickly.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: DaveGYNWA on 30 October, 2018, 10:17:21 am
I'd like to meet the person who didn't check the sound on their TV,  or say "ah bollocks" when they cut to a repeat.

What had my wife and myself was the fact that the sound on our TV has been playing up a little recently, and changing channel and then back again fixes it. And that is indeed what we did....it just happened to perfectly time with the sound coming back on with Inside No.9

When it cut to the repeat, we got excited because that is a great episode....and then got annoyed when that went. But then.......
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Post by: M.I.K. on 30 October, 2018, 11:24:27 am
Definitely filmed live as proven when they were back stage and were flicking between channels. The news on BBC 1 at the time was identical.

Those images could've been added in.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 30 October, 2018, 11:35:33 am
Twitter is making Ghostwatch comparisons.

I might need to see this, but the effect will obviously be completely lost now.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 30 October, 2018, 11:43:48 am
Definitely filmed live as proven when they were back stage and were flicking between channels. The news on BBC 1 at the time was identical.

Those images could've been added in.

But if you turned over to BBC 1 at that very moment that was what was showing. A live news programme.
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Post by: Tiplodocus on 30 October, 2018, 11:58:04 am
Loved it. Some of the effect was lost by it being a "Halloween special" though. Imagine if new season had opened with that.

Reminded me of the brilliant Alexi Sayle show that started mucking about with format and channel identifiers. They got a good three minutes into a very faithful recreation of a "Juliet Bravo"* episode before revealling the actual gag.

* How dare they recast a police inspector as a woman?!?
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Post by: M.I.K. on 30 October, 2018, 12:00:47 pm
Definitely filmed live as proven when they were back stage and were flicking between channels. The news on BBC 1 at the time was identical.

Those images could've been added in.

But if you turned over to BBC 1 at that very moment that was what was showing. A live news programme.

I know, but it wouldn't be difficult to add a small rectangle of live footage over the top of footage that's already recorded.
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Post by: TordelBack on 30 October, 2018, 12:05:02 pm
Definitely filmed live as proven when they were back stage and were flicking between channels. The news on BBC 1 at the time was identical.

Those images could've been added in.

But if you turned over to BBC 1 at that very moment that was what was showing. A live news programme.

That's even more fiendishly brilliant than I thought, then!
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 30 October, 2018, 12:41:19 pm
Definitely filmed live as proven when they were back stage and were flicking between channels. The news on BBC 1 at the time was identical.

Those images could've been added in.

But if you turned over to BBC 1 at that very moment that was what was showing. A live news programme.

That's even more fiendishly brilliant than I thought, then!

Only watched it once but I think there are loads of stuff like than, including the tweet from Shearsmith that came up live on my Twitter feed as he tweeted it in the show.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Tomwe on 30 October, 2018, 01:54:02 pm
Just watched this - amazing! Would have worked much better live of course.
Sure there were live parts as well as pre-shot ones.
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Frank on 31 October, 2018, 06:31:46 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/H3UPIXL.png?3)
(https://i.imgur.com/J6YGy0q.png?2)
Title: Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
Post by: Steve Green on 31 October, 2018, 06:53:22 pm
A little bit of behind the scenes from producer Adam Tandy.

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/inside-no-9-live-staging-a-halloween-prank/5134149.article (https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/inside-no-9-live-staging-a-halloween-prank/5134149.article)
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Post by: TordelBack on 31 October, 2018, 06:59:09 pm
That's great,  cheers Steve!
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Post by: Eamonn Clarke on 31 October, 2018, 07:27:27 pm
Watched it again last night with my daughter and she noticed the shining inspired wallpaper in their dressing room.
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Post by: Eamonn Clarke on 31 October, 2018, 07:32:24 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/0vckHn0.jpg)