Tempting Fate is the sixth and final episode of Inside No.9 Series 4, and it centres around council workers Maz (Weruche Opia), Keith (Steve Pemberton) and Nick (Reece Shearsmith) having to clear out stinky flat No.9, belonging to deceased hoarder Frank (Nigel Planer), cue bizarre ‘things that go bump in the night’ moments and an even more bizarre scene when Nick is trying to simulate the usage of a wheelchair.
Again, with this series, there’s very little I can safely say about the episode – even though I’m posting this after it has aired… I technically CAN give stuff away, but I don’t want to because there’ll be lots of people watching this on BBC iPlayer, and they won’t want spoilers. Hence, in addition to the billing mentioning a curse from beyond the grave, I’ll just say that money is the root of all evil…
…and it has a superb ending.
Tempting Fate is available to watch on BBC iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast.
Also available to buy:
- 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
Director: Jim O’Hanlon
Producer: Adam Tandy
Writers: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
Director of photography: John Sorapure
Maz: Weruche Opia
Keith: Steve Pemberton
Nick: Reece Shearsmith
Frank: Nigel Planer
Charlie: Ruben Cryer
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