Inside No. 9, BBC Two's new anthology of dark comedies written by and starring Psychoville's Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, will begin next month.
The official synopsis for the show reads: "Inside No. 9 invites you 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 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."
'Sardines', the first of six separate 30-minute stories, airs at 10pm on Wednesday 5 February. 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... Inside No. 9's cast includes Gemma Arterton, Conleth Hill, Katherine Parkinson, Anna Chancellor, Anne Reid, Tamsin Grieg, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Marc Wootton and Sophie Thompson. Luke Pasqualino will be in the first episode, Sardines.