As the episode begins, Bedford (Reece Shearsmith) goes into a lift, in a building where they have attendants – this building’s life being operated by Steve Pemberton. Bedford is off to go up to the top floor to care for the overly demanding Webster (Derek Jacobi) a former defence solicitor, in room No.9.
Webster is not a well man, but a beligerent one, and Bedford quips early on as he puts a thermometer in his mouth, “I like taking your temperature. It stops you talking for a minute(!)”
As for learn, Bedford has had to miss a friend’s concert in order to look after the old man tonight, whilst also lamenting the loss of a friend from when he was a boy – and he wasn’t able to help him, hence why caring is a vocation for him. However, it’s Webster’s birthday today, and he needs his younger carer to help him remember something important.
Again, How Do You Plead? is another episode in this series which rather meanders for half its length, and when the revelation comes at the end of the episode, it’s a bit stupid.
Inside No.9 Series 6 is available to pre-order on DVD, ahead of the release date on June 21st, but there’s no Blu-ray listed yet, nor even for Series 5.
After broadcast, each episode will be on the BBC iPlayer.
Check out reviews of more Inside No.9 episodes.
Also available to buy:
- Series 5 on DVD
Series 4 on Blu-ray
- Series 4 on DVD
- Series 3 on Blu-ray
- Series 3 on DVD
- Series 1 on Blu-ray
- Series 2 on Blu-ray
- Series 1 and 2 on DVD together
Episode Score: 4/10
Director: Guillem Morales
Producer: Adam Tandy
Writers: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton
Music: Christian Henson
Webster: Derek Jacobi
Bedford: Reece Shearsmith
Attendant: Steve Pemberton
Curt: Aaron Neil
Carl: Stanley Lane
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