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The Best Episodes of Inside No. 9

Every episode of Inside No. 9 ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Inside No. 9!

An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'.

Genres:ComedyMysteryCrimeSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:BBC Two

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Inside No. 9" is "The 12 Days of Christine", rated 9.1/10 from 3918 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The 12 Days of Christine" aired on 4/2/2015 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "A Quiet Night In".

  • The 12 Days of Christine
    9.1/10 3,918 votes

    #1 - The 12 Days of Christine

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-04-02

    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?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Quiet Night In
    8.8/10 3,532 votes

    #2 - A Quiet Night In

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-02-12

    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.

    Director: David Kerr

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Empty Orchestra
    8.5/10 2,205 votes

    #3 - Empty Orchestra

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-03-07

    What better way to celebrate Roger's promotion than a full-on, old-school karaoke session? An evening of hopes, dreams, intrigue, romance, betrayal and an awful lot of singing.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Once Removed
    8.5/10 1,993 votes

    #4 - Once Removed

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-01-16

    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.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Cold Comfort
    8.4/10 2,299 votes

    #5 - Cold Comfort

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-04-16

    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?

    Director: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room
    8.4/10 2,183 votes

    #6 - Bernie Clifton's Dressing Room

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-01-09

    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.

    Director: Graeme Harper

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Misdirection
    8.4/10 1,555 votes

    #7 - Misdirection

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-02-24

    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?

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Lip Service
    8.3/10 1,281 votes

    #8 - Lip Service

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-05-24

    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.

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: N/A

  • Tom & Gerri
    8.2/10 2,755 votes

    #9 - Tom & Gerri

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-02-19

    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.

    Director: David Kerr

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • The Riddle of the Sphinx
    8.2/10 2,079 votes

    #10 - The Riddle of the Sphinx

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-02-28

    Nina thinks Professor Squires has all the answers when actually, neither has a clue what the future holds. With deadly intent, they commence a battle of wits to solve the puzzle and reveal the guardian of their fate.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Zanzibar
    8.1/10 2,164 votes

    #11 - Zanzibar

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-01-02

    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.

    Director: David Kerr

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • La Couchette
    8.0/10 2,361 votes

    #12 - La Couchette

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-03-26

    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 deuxieme classe, everyone can hear you scream.

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • To Have and To Hold
    8.0/10 1,722 votes

    #13 - To Have and To Hold

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-01-23

    Adrian spends his time photographing other couples' weddings, but his own marriage to Harriet is far from happy. Can they renew their vows, spice up their love life and make a fresh start, or have they just run out of love, trust and time?

    Director: David Kerr

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Wise Owl
    8.0/10 901 votes

    #14 - Wise Owl

    Season 7 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-06-01

    Everyone remembers the Wise Owl, of course. The bossy cartoon bird keeping children safe back in the 1970s. Those old information films had a lasting effect on all of us - especially Ronnie, who has spent his entire life trying to do the right thing. But what is right? And what is wrong?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sardines
    7.9/10 2,985 votes

    #15 - Sardines

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-02-05

    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...

    Director: David Kerr

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • The Last Weekend
    7.9/10 660 votes

    #16 - The Last Weekend

    Season 8 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-05-25

    Joe and Chas have been together for nine years. It’s a long time to be truly in love with someone. But how long does it take to properly say goodbye?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Private View
    7.8/10 1,842 votes

    #17 - Private View

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-03-21

    Fragments. A very special invitation to a private view of Elliot Quinn's final exhibition of pieces at The Nine Gallery in east London. Champagne and canapes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tempting Fate
    7.8/10 1,520 votes

    #18 - Tempting Fate

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-02-06

    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.

    Director: Jim O'Hanlon

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • The Stakeout
    7.7/10 1,224 votes

    #19 - The Stakeout

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-03-09

    Two police officers always 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.

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • A Random Act of Kindness
    7.7/10 867 votes

    #20 - A Random Act of Kindness

    Season 7 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-05-25

    Helen and her teenage son Zach don’t really get on, until a random act of kindness brings the mysterious Bob to their front door. He seems to understand their problems and offers to help. But what effect will spending time with this kindly stranger have on their lives?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • The Bill
    7.6/10 2,040 votes

    #21 - The Bill

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-02-21

    A night out with your friends at a local restaurant, some tapas and a few drinks after the badminton - sounds like a lot of fun. But ultimately, of course, somebody has to pay.

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Death Be Not Proud
    7.6/10 1,497 votes

    #22 - Death Be Not Proud

    Season 5 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-02-10

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

    Director: Matt Lipsey

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

  • Simon Says
    7.6/10 1,170 votes

    #23 - Simon Says

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-05-17

    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…

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: N/A

  • How Do You Plead?
    7.5/10 988 votes

    #24 - How Do You Plead?

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-06-07

    Urban knows that Webster is not well and is not an easy man to look after, but on this particular night, something is coming that will test both of them to the very end.

    Director: Guillem Morales

    Writer: N/A

  • Kid/Nap
    7.5/10 829 votes

    #25 - Kid/Nap

    Season 7 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-05-18

    Shane and Clifford have a plan to abduct the wife of a wealthy hedge fund manager. If he won’t pay them the money, they’ll snip her ears off to prove they mean business. Everything in the plan depends on everyone playing their part right to the end. It’s totally foolproof - isn’t it?

    Director: Al Campbell

    Writer: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith