Preview – Inside No. 9: The Bill

The Bill
Programme Name: Inside No.9 series 3 - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Anya (ELLIE WHITE), Craig (PHILIP GLENISTER), Archie (REECE SHEARSMITH), Kevin (JASON WATKINS), Malcolm (STEVE PEMBERTON) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian

Following on from The Devil of Christmas, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s series of dark comic one-off stories return.

Their first No. 9 is a restaurant up north. It is closing time and friends Archie (Shearsmith), Malcolm (Pemberton), Craig (Philip Glenister) and Kevin (Jason Watkins, who has previously worked alongside Shearsmith and Pemberton in Psychoville) have finished their meal. The issue is who is going to pay. Archie and Malcolm are fighting over whose turn it is to pay, Craig has cash to flash and wants to pay for the whole thing, and Kevin has counted out exactly how much he has paid for. Who will end up paying the bill?

One thing that has been mentioned in the press: each episode of Inside No. 9 reported has a small silver statue of a rabbit somewhere in shot. See if you can find it.

Inside No. 9 is on BBC Two at 22.00.