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Inside No.9 Going Live for Halloween

Following the announcement earlier this year that Inside No.9 will be going live for Halloween, the BBC have now revealed more information including episode title, plot and TX date.

The episode will be entitled Dead Line and marks the 25th story from the Inside No.9 team and will once again be written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

When Arthur Flitwick (Steve Pemberton) finds an old mobile phone in his local graveyard, he makes the mistake of trying to contact the owner. But some mysteries are best left unsolved, and as Halloween draws near Arthur is plunged into a nightmare of his own making. It seems that no good deed can go unpunished, in this world or the next.

Speaking about the going live, Steve said "It’s an unusual prospect for us - we’ve never done anything like this before. It’s much more like how they used to do it in the old days - a lot of prep, a lot of build-up, and one chance to get it right."

To which Reece added "We thought it would be a different thing to do because we’re always striving to do storytelling in a different way and thought it would be a nice event. Also it harks back to the ethos of No.9, which is a Play For Today and Armchair Thrillers thing."

There's only one guest star which is Stephanie Cole and the episode will be directed by Barbara Wiltshire and produced by Claire McCarthy. The series producer is Adam Tandy, the executive producer is Jon Plowman and the Commissioning Editor is Gregor Sharp for the BBC.

Inside No.9 returns for a live Halloween Special on Sunday 28th October at 10pm on BBC Two


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