Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s Inside No. 9 returns to BBC Two soon for a second season.
Each story will again be set in a different location, with completely new characters. From a sleeping-car on a French train to a Séance in a grand Victorian villa, and from a 17th century village witch trial to a volunteer call centre, this is an anthology of tales of the genuinely unexpected, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.
Guest stars in Season 2 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) and Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons).
Episode 1: ‘La Couchette’
Thursday 26 March 2015, 10pm
On board the sleeper from Paris to Bourg St. Maurice, a motley collection of passengers try to get a quiet night’s sleep as the train makes its way across France. 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’
Thursday 2 April 2015, 10pm
Christine Clarke (Sheridan Smith) brings a new man back to her flat from a New Year’s Eve party, and immediately her life starts to unravel.
Who is the terrifying stranger that keeps appearing in the flat at night?
Episode 3: ‘The Trial Of Elizabeth Gadge’
Thursday 9 April 2015, 10pm
Two of England’s most notorious and feared witch-finders are summoned by Sir Andrew Pike (David Warner) to the unassuming village of Little Happens in order to try an old woman. Elizabeth Gadge (Ruth Sheen) stands accused of consorting with the Devil, most lewdly and on divers 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.
Episode 4: ‘Cold Comfort’
Thursday 16 April 2015, 10pm
It’s Andy’s first day as a volunteer at the Comfort Support Line call centre, which offers the lonely and desperate a chance to talk about their problems.
All the CSL counsellors have their own ways of dealing with clients, coping with the emotional stress and killing time between phone calls. But is Andy really prepared for what’s to come?
Episode 5: ‘Nana’s Party’
Thursday 23 April 2015, 10pm
It is Nana’s special day: it isn’t every day you get to be 79. She is excited about spending the afternoon with her whole family – even Pat and Jim, who both love a great practical joke.
Her Angela has put on a lovely spread, including a huge cake. But as Nana says, ‘Don’t worry about the future: you can’t predict it’.
Episode 6: ‘Séance Time’
Wednesday 29 April 2015, 10pm
Having never consulted the spirit world before, Tina isn’t quite sure what to expect. Her visit to the spiritualist medium Madam Talbot has been arranged by her sister.
Hives, Talbot’s assistant in the mundane world, seems quite helpful, but there’s something already waiting for Tina on the Other Side, and Hives knows all about it.
Watch the trailer…
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