Inside No. 9

The BEST episodes of Inside No. 9

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Inside No. 9 invites viewers into six very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. From a grand country house where a game of 'sardines' leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe; to a very oddly haunted house; to a blood-soaked actor's dressing room in London's West End; to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed; these unpredictable tales feature high comedy and claustrophobic horror by turns.

Last Updated: 5/16/2022Network: BBC Two
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The 12 Days of Christine
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8.22
536 votes

#1 - The 12 Days of Christine

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/2/2015

Christine Clarke 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?

Directors: Guillem Morales
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A Quiet Night In
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8.13
711 votes

#2 - A Quiet Night In

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/12/2014

Gerald owns a beautiful house with lots of beautiful things in it. Beautiful things that are also extremely valuable. The kind of things that might just become the target of an audacious criminal enterprise.

Directors: David Kerr
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Once Removed
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8.08
340 votes

#3 - Once Removed

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/2018

According to the Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale, the three most troubling experiences in life are the death of a spouse, divorce and imprisonment. Moving house is only 32nd on the list. But anything could happen in the last 10 minutes of this episode. Or the 10 minutes before that. Or the first 10 minutes for that matter.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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Misdirection
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8.02
179 votes

#4 - Misdirection

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/24/2020

World-famous magician Neville Griffin is extremely protective of his secrets, but student journalist Gabriel is determined to get an interview nonetheless. Griffin actually believes that stealing a magic trick is probably worse than murder. How would he know that, exactly?

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Empty Orchestra
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8.02
464 votes

#5 - Empty Orchestra

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/7/2017

At a karaoke party to celebrate a colleague's promotion, a group of office workers decide to express their feelings through their choice of songs.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Tempting Fate
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7.93
329 votes

#6 - Tempting Fate

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/2018

A dead hoarder's flat, a blood-stained floor, a dead rat, and a terrible, inescapable curse from beyond the grave. All in an ordinary day's work for council contractors Keith, Nick and Maz.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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Lip Service
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7.91
135 votes

#7 - Lip Service

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/24/2021

Felix is pretty certain his wife is up to something with her boss Dmitri, so he decides to hire some help to prove things one way or the other. When professional lip-reader Iris arrives with her powerful binoculars, the couple stake out a hotel bedroom and start to gather their evidence.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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The Riddle of the Sphinx
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7.91
472 votes

#8 - The Riddle of the Sphinx

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/28/2017

A professor at the University of Cambridge attempts to teach a student how to solve a cryptic crossword.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Cold Comfort
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7.86
455 votes

#9 - Cold Comfort

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/16/2015

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?

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Tom & Gerri
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7.86
601 votes

#10 - Tom & Gerri

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/19/2014

Tom is a primary school teacher with ambitious ideas of becoming an author. When he tries to repay a good turn from a late-night caller, he gradually becomes the victim of his own generosity. As time passes, his new friend - Migg - becomes an increasingly dominant part of Tom's life, threatening his relationship with his aspiring actress girlfriend, Gerri.

Directors: David Kerr
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Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room
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7.81
357 votes

#11 - Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/2018

It's been 30 years since Northern double-act Len and Tommy last appeared on stage together, that fateful night at the Glasgow Pavilion. Then Tommy walked out on Len, and that was curtains for Cheese & Crackers. Until now - and one last gig in front of an invited audience.

Directors: Graeme Harper
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La Couchette
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7.80
481 votes

#12 - La Couchette

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/26/2015

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...

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Zanzibar
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7.80
376 votes

#13 - Zanzibar

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/2/2018

Welcome to London's Hotel Zanzibar. Our varied guests have travelled from afar. Proposals, plots and prostitutes combine. It's a comedy of errors on floor nine.

Directors: David Kerr
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To Have and To Hold
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7.78
322 votes

#14 - To Have and To Hold

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/2018

When Adrian's career as a wedding photographer starts to get in the way of his own marriage, his wife Harriet is determined to find out why.

Directors: David Kerr
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Sardines
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7.64
870 votes

#15 - Sardines

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/5/2014

It is the day of Rebecca and Jeremy's engagement party, and everyone (well, nearly everyone) has turned up to the old house to wish them well. Except that one of the bedrooms, the one with all the old baggage in it, has been left unlocked...

Directors: David Kerr
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Nana's Party
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7.64
409 votes

#16 - Nana's Party

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/23/2015

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'.

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The Bill
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7.60
471 votes

#17 - The Bill

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/21/2017

A group of friends go for a night out at a local restaurant. Soon an argument erupts about who is going to pay the bill.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Private View
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7.60
423 votes

#18 - Private View

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/21/2017

A group of strangers are invited to attend a private exhibition at an art gallery, but none of them knows why they were invited.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Simon Says
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7.56
137 votes

#19 - Simon Says

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/17/2021

Everyone says the Season 7 finale of fantasy epic The Ninth Circle was pretty disappointing; even show-runner Spencer Maguire is keen to move on to new projects. But not everyone thinks that it has to be the end of the matter. In fact, Ninth Circle obsessive Simon Smethurst decides to visit his hero to help put things right. Because that’s what the fans would want…

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The Stakeout
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7.48
162 votes

#20 - The Stakeout

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/9/2020

Two police officers have time to get to know each other on the night shift. But PC Thompson's previous partner died in a brutal attack less than a month ago, the forensics have gone missing and PC Varney is beginning to ask a lot of awkward questions.

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How Do You Plead?
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7.44
114 votes

#21 - How Do You Plead?

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/7/2021

Webster, the famous barrister, is not well and not an easy man to look after. His carer Urban knows how to take the rough with the smooth, dishing out the drugs or appealing to the old man’s vanity. But on this particular night, something is coming that will test Webster’s resolve and legal skills to the very end.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Diddle Diddle Dumpling
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7.39
437 votes

#22 - Diddle Diddle Dumpling

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/14/2017

After finding a lost shoe in the street, a man becomes fixated on trying to trace its owner.

Directors: Guillem Morales
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Death Be Not Proud
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7.36
186 votes

#23 - Death Be Not Proud

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/10/2020

Young couple Beattie and Sam are finally on the property ladder, but the only flat they can afford has a dark and sinister past - one that demands to be heard.

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The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge
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7.32
426 votes

#24 - The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/9/2015

Two of England's most notorious and feared witch-finders are summoned by Sir Andrew Pike to the unassuming village of Little Happens in order to try an old woman. Elizabeth Gadge 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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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Hurry Up and Wait
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7.31
124 votes

#25 - Hurry Up and Wait

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/31/2021

Actor James is waiting for his big moment on the set of ITV’s prestigious new crime drama, and this holding area should be the ideal place to relax and go over all three of his lines - except he’s actually in a static caravan owned by Oona and Stan. The more he learns about this couple and their strange daughter, the more disconcerted he becomes.

Directors: Matt Lipsey
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