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Sheridan Smith, Paul Kaye among cast setting foot ‘Inside No. 9’


An all star line-up of guest stars has been announced for the second series of BBC Two comedy Inside No. 9, as filming commences.

Once again, written by and starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, the new series will see them joined by 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).

The BBC in-house production, tells a different individual story each episode, set in different locations with completely new characters. From a sleeper car on a French train to a séance in a grand Victorian villa, and from a 17th century village 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.

Steve and Reece are also making their joint directorial debut on two episodes in the new series. They say: “We are delighted to be handing over the keys to six new No. 9’s, we hope they will amuse, shock, horrify and surprise…but not necessarily in that order. Once again we have enjoyed working with some of the best comic talent in the country. Now we are getting old, it’s nice not to have to play all the parts.”

Inside No. 9 will return to BBC Two Thursday, 26th March.