Plodding On – Inside No.9 Series 9 Episode 6 – The DVDfever Review

Plodding On

Plodding On is the sixth and final episode of Inside No.9 Series 9, and the last EVER episode!

Before this aired, I was hoping we’d finally get the Robin Askwith bus conductor episode which they pretended to have last series. Still, I just knew the finale would NOT just be Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, as pretended in the billing, since they regularly throw a curveball.

That said, the pair ARE wearing black tie outfits as in what I thought was a placeholder image, shown week after week before the main picture showed up. So, it was hiding in plain sight, all along! I was tricked again!

This finale takes place in No.9, where the toilets are in a bar, and EVERY toilet door is marked with a ‘9’!

They’re also unisex, which is rare if any establishment. Still, with everyone appearing as themselves, we begin with Tim Key (Wicked Little Letters) and Katherine Parkinson (Significant Other), and about how the programme has been running for 9 series, whether or not it’s right time to end it now, whilst referencing other episodes that have been shown this series.

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Robin Askwith! Finally!

And then one of the toilet users is Robin Askwith! And talking to Reece about “the bus episode we never made“, entitled Hold On Tight, who’s moaning about never being in an episode of Inside No.9.

This is so Inside No.9!

Along the way, there’s discussions about auditioning for Amazon’s forthcoming Divine Comedy programme, along with dissent over who gets the job in question, but as for the last few minutes of the episode, oh, I don’t want to give any spoilers about that. If you haven’t seen it, just get it watched before someone does!

However, there is a discusion about what their next project together might be, but can it really be that? Spoiler below, although I also recommend you watch the episode BEFORE checking out the cast list below…

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Finally, I was so glad we finally got Robin Askwith, and it would be great to finally get an episode of Hold On Tight, but to do so would undermine what we had here. They clearly filmed some of tonight’s episode over a year ago, so to sit on that idea and keep it quiet must be maddening! 😃

Inside No.9 has now finished! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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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:

Inside No.9 Series 9 – Official Trailer – BBC

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith talk about the final series

Episode Score: Absolute fucking genius!

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

Cast, as themselves:
Reece Shearsmith
Steve Pemberton
Sian Gibson
Amanda Abbington
Katherine Parkinson
Robin Askwith
Tim Key
Rosie Cavaliero
Nick Mohammed
Anne Reid
Jason Watkins
Emily Howlett
Mark Gatiss
Mark Benton
Kevin Bishop
Mark Bonnar
Asim Chaudhry
Kenneth Cranham
Phil Daniels
Adam Deacon
Monica Dolan
Michele Dotrice
Adrian Dunbar
The Actor Kevin Eldon
Gaby French
Tamsin Greig
Jessica Gunning
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Conleth Hill
Jim Howick
Paterson Joseph
Elsie Kelly
Denis Lawson
Europa Lepus
Rula Lenska
Ralf Little
Alice Lowe
Lyndsey Marshal
David Morrissey
Tamzin Outhwaite
Gemma Page
Bill Paterson
Maxine Peake
Sheila Reid
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Alexandra Roach
Debbie Rush
Poppy Rush
Claire Skinner
Alison Steadman
Sophie Thompson
Noah Valentine
Saskia Wakefield
Zoe Wanamaker
Gemma Whelan
Ben Willbond
Susan Wokoma
Jack Wolfe