‘Inside No.9’ Season 3 episode guide: What’s coming up?

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are back for a third season of their critically-acclaimed and award-winning BBC Two anthology series.

Expect macabre twists, shocks and surprises as Pemberton and Shearsmith deliver their most daring set of stories yet.

Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here.

Buy Season 2 on DVD on Amazon here.

Pre-order Season 3 on DVD on Amazon here.


Episode 1: ‘The Devil Of Christmas’

Tuesday 27 December 2016, 10pm

Read our review here.

It is Austria, Krampusnacht, December 1977. Julian Devonshire (Steve Pemberton), his pregnant wife Kathy (Jessica Raine), their son Toby and mother in law Celia (Rula Lenska) arrive at the alpine chalet for a family holiday.

They are shown around by Klaus (Reece Shearsmith) who tells the family about the local legend of The Devil Of Christmas. All the good children are given gifts by St. Nicholas, and all the bad ones are punished by the demonic Krampus. But who has been good, and who has been bad?


Episode 2: ‘The Bill’

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 10pm

Read our review here.

After a tiresome game of badminton a group of friends go for a night out at a local restaurant. They indulge in some tapas and a few drinks, which sounds like a lot of fun – but ultimately somebody has to pay the bill at the end of the night.

What has started out as a pleasant evening ends with a shocking twist, as an argument about who is going to pick up the bill erupts – and then spirals out of control.


Episode 3: ‘The Riddle Of The Sphinx’

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10pm

Read our review here.

Nina (Alexandra Roach) thinks Professor Squires (Steve Pemberton) has all the answers when, actually, neither has a clue what the future holds. They commence a battle of wits to solve a crossword puzzle and reveal the guardian of their fate.

Dr Jacob Tyler (Reece Shearsmith) joins the unravelling of the cryptic clues… but will they solve the riddle of the Sphinx?


Episode 4: ‘Empty Orchestra’

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 10pm

Read our review here.

What better way to celebrate Roger’s (Steve Pemberton) promotion than a full-on, old-school karaoke session?

An evening of hopes, dreams, intrigue, romance, betrayal and an awful lot of singing.


Episode 5: ‘Diddle Diddle Dumpling’

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 10pm

Read our review here.

A couple’s world is changed forever by a seemingly chance find in a local street.

David (Reece Shearsmith) and Louise (Keeley Hawes) and their daughter all live in their lovely house. But when David brings home a single black shoe, the new arrival becomes a life-changing obsession that threatens to come between all of them.


Episode 6: ‘Private View’

Tuesday 21 March 2017, 10pm

It’s the night of Elliot Quinn’s valedictory show, Fragments. An unlikely group of individuals find themselves in The Nine Gallery in East London for champagne, canapés, and cutting-edge culture.

However, the guests soon realise they are trapped within the exhibition.


Buy Season 1 on DVD on Amazon here.

Buy Season 2 on DVD on Amazon here.

Pre-order Season 3 on DVD on Amazon here.

Watch a clip from the first episode…

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