Misdirection – Inside No.9 Series 5 Episode 4 – The DVDfever Review

Misdirection is the fourth episode of Inside No.9 Series 5.

I’m the sort of person who gets entertained by even the most simple magic trick, such as when a friend managed to ‘push’ a coin through a table, but things are more sophisticated in this episode.

The great Willy Wondo (Steve Pemberton) has a fantastical new levitating magic trick, but how does he do it? Neville Griffin (Reece Shearsmith) is eager to find out, and wants to buy it from Wondo. But nothing is ever what it seems, especially in the world of Inside No.9, and Neville’s very underhand, to say the least.

Nine years later, he’s still performing the trick to sell-out audiences, since this trick is what he used to start off his illustrious magic career, but just how did he come to be in possession of the trick? That will be answered in the episode, but as is also stated within, when it comes to intellectual property, “the theft of an idea is worse than murder”.

Around this time, he’s interviewed by a young lad called Gabriel (Fionn Whitehead Dunkirk, Bandersnatch), who’s also good at magic, and as we all know, magic tricks are all about misdirection. Without going into more details, I would say it’s all a bit odd, but… it’s Inside No.9!

Misdirection is broadcast on BBC2 on Monday February 24th, and then will be on the BBC iPlayer.

Inside No.9 Series 5 is available to pre-order on DVD, but there’s no Blu-ray listed yet. However, with Series 4, I think the Blu-ray came a short time after the DVD release, rather than simultaneously, so hopefully that’ll come soon, as it’s popular series, as it’s longevity testifies.

Also available to buy:

Inside No.9 Series 5 – Series Trailer – BBC Two

Score: 7.5/10

Director: Guillem Morales
Producer: Adam Tandy
Writers: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

Willy Wondo: Steve Pemberton
Neville Griffin: Reece Shearsmith
Jennie: Jill Halfpenny
Gabriel: Fionn Whitehead
DI Hewson: Tom Goodman-Hill