CTRL ALT ESC – Inside No.9 Series 9 Episode 4 – The DVDfever Preview


CTRL ALT ESC is the fourth episode of Inside No.9 Series 9.

This episode sees a family of four, led by Jason (Steve Pemberton) and Lynne (Katherine KellyThe Long Shadow), going into an escape room, known as The Killer’s Lair, which is room No.9 in this particular establishment, managed by Doug (Reece Shearsmith).

While their daughters, Millie (Kalli Tant) and Amy (Maddie EvansHouse Of The Dragon), aren’t into it, their Dad is, so it’s more for him, hence Amy complaints about, “a windowless room with a piss-stained matters”, to which Dad replies, “Well, it’ll help you get used to being at University, then”, since she’ll be heading off there, soon.

However, they’re locked in with 60 minutes to get out, with the options for clues if required, and first order of business is to find keys for a particular lock. And while various family tensions play out, can they also find numbers for a combination

CTRL ALT ESC, as a title, is in relation to the computer system, while a CCTV and intercom reminded me of The Adventure Game, which I figured must’ve been deliberate, but for anyone under a certain age, I’ll link a video below.

However, in a good episode of Inside No.9, there’s always a curveball to be thrown, and I had no idea what was coming.

And as for how things pan out… you’ll have to watch to find out!

Inside No.9 is on tomorrow night at 10pm on BBC2.

Inside No.9 Series 9 is available to pre-order on DVD, and Complete Collection on DVD, ahead of their release on June 24th.

You can also buy the Inside No. 9: Collector’s Edition: The Scripts: Series 1-3 in Hardcover and Inside No. 9: Collector’s Edition: The Scripts: Series 4-6 in Hardcover.

After broadcast, each episode will be on the BBC iPlayer.

Check out reviews of more Inside No.9 episodes.

Also available to buy:

CLASSIC 80s BRITISH TV – The Adventure Game 1985 – season 3 episode 1

Inside No.9 Series 9 – Official Trailer – BBC

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith talk about the final series

Episode Score: 8/10

Director: George Kane
Producer: Steve Ryde
Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Music: Christian Henson

Jason: Steve Pemberton
Doug: Reece Shearsmith
Lynne: Katherine Kelly
Millie: Kalli Tant
Amy: Maddie Evans
Dr Morton: Angus Wright