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Inside No 9 series 5: David Morrissey, Ralf Little, Jenna Coleman among guest cast

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s series will return to BBC for six new episodes.

Inside No. 9
Credit: BBC

Filming is currently underway on the fifth series of Inside No. 9 and the guest cast for the upcoming run has been revealed.

Joining Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton will be Maxine Peake (Silk, Three Girls), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Victoria), David Morrissey (The Missing), Dipo Ola (Baghdad Central), Phil Davis (Vera Drake, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager), Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, In The Club), Steve Speirs (Star Wars, Upstart Crow), Tom Goodman-Hill (Ideal, Mr Selfridge), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, Black Mirror: Nosedive), Debbie Rush (Coronation Street) and Ioanna Kimbook (recently cast opposite John Malkovich in the new David Mamet play Bitter Wheat).

Reece and Steve say, “We’re delighted to announce a guest cast brimming with both emerging and established talent, all judiciously chosen to make us look a bit classier by association.”

Series 5 follows last year’s live Hallowe’en special Dead Line. It will feature six stand-alone stories staying true to the show’s anthology format. Each episode brings an original story, a cast of new characters and surprising twists in the most unexpected of places.

Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning says: “Reece and Steve consistently dazzle and delight with what is undoubtedly the most inventively prolific storytelling series on television. Their ability to subvert and surprise makes each show a unique experience for the viewers. It’s the antidote to a world of familiar cosy TV formats.”

Pemberton will direct one of the new episodes with Guillem Morales (Julia’s Eyes, Decline and Fall) directing three and Matt Lipsey (Psychoville, Upstart Crow) directing two.

Inside No. 9 combines horror, thriller, drama and comedy. It will air air on BBC Two.

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