Inside No 9 series 5 confirmed by BBC

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Here’s some terrific news to get the day started: the BBC has confirmed that it’s ordering a fifth series of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s Inside No 9.

Series four, that’s been screening this year, has been a raging success, and it comes to a close tonight. Series five, the BBC announcement confirms, will keep the anthology format of the show, and bring in a host of new guest stars.

As per the official announcement, Pemberton and Shearsmith said that “having tried and failed to convince the BBC to produce a full Cheese & Crackers series (or at the very least a Summertime Special), we have reluctantly agreed to do another series of Inside No. 9. We will once again attempt to trick, tickle and terrify you – but not necessarily all at once. Unless there’s a twist. Which there won’t be. Or will there? Huge thanks to BBC Comedy and BBC Studios for their continued support, and to our loyal fans for continuing to spread the word”.

The new series will be on BBC Two in 2019.