Inside No. 9 (2014– )
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The 12 Days of Christine 

When Christine brings a man home from a costume party, her life begins to unravel. Her happiness slowly turns to sorrow.

Director:

Guillem Morales
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Sheridan Smith ... Christine
Tom Riley ... Adam
Stacy Liu Stacy Liu ... Fung
Michele Dotrice ... Marion
Reece Shearsmith ... Stranger
Steve Pemberton ... Bobby
Paul Copley ... Ernie
Jessica Ellerby ... Zara
Joel Little Joel Little ... Jack
Dexter Little Dexter Little ... Jack
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Garry Marriott Garry Marriott ... Paramedic
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Storyline

On New Year's Eve a drunken Christine tumbles into her flat with handsome party pick-up Adam. They begin dating and eventually marry, having a son Jack, but Christine is repeatedly troubled by disturbing thoughts and images. After a few years she and Adam divorce but she still keeps seeing figures from the past, which puzzles her. Eventually all the images come together to make sense though they do not necessarily make for a happy ending. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Horror

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2015 (UK) See more »

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BBC Comedy See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock the Casbah
Performed by The Clash
Written by Topper Headon, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones
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Even from Shearsmith & Pemberton this was unexpected
3 April 2015 | by johnbirch-2See all my reviews

Quite probably the most outstanding 30 minutes of the year. Some may be put off this because they do not like League of Gentlemen, or the pair's style of comedy - but no worries as, well, this is not really comedy at all.

Basically follows a young woman through twelve days in her life over 12 years. Almost all of the action takes place in the same flat (indeed most takes place in the same room) - which is really the only connecting feature of Inside No 9, so no surprise there.

Pemberton and Shearsmith themselves barely feature in this - what we get instead if a tour de force by Sheridan Smith, whose character gradually begins to be aware that there is something wrong as the days go by, as does the viewer. Then the denouement hits - and a more gut-wrenching emotional end its hard to imagine.

What is even more impressive is that, even if you know the end, the programme works well on second or third viewings. Trivial unnoticed things suddenly become important.

Inside Number Nine is a very clever series, but this is beyond clever. This is astonishing. Watch and be amazed - and keep the tissues handy!


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