Featured Post

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Review: Inside No. 9 conjures up an elaborate treat



In what has so far been a very experimental series of Inside No. 9 (Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton have said themselves that they think its their most varied series to date), this fourth episode, Misdirection, is the first one that perhaps wouldnt feel out of place in an earlier series of the show. Although it fits more into classic No. 9 territory, it certainly isnt retreading old ground, and youd be hard pushed to predict every twist and turn it delivers.

Misdirection takes us into the world of professional magic, opening with Willy Wando (Pemberton) showing Neville Griffin (Shearsmith) a brand new trick. The old timer plans to wheel out his chair raising experience” at childrens parties and believes it could even be his route into performing on cruise ships, but ambitious Neville thinks its a lot more groundbreaking than that.

Following this introduction, we catch up with the now successful Neville nine years later as hes about to be interviewed by student reporter and amateur magician Gabriel (Fionn Whitehead). Whilst Gabriel probes into Nevilles approach to magic and tries out a few tricks of his own, it becomes clear that both men have something to hide and theres more at stake in their encounter than meets the eye

In last weeks episode, Loves Great Adventure, Shearsmith played more of a side character, but this time hes front and centre  which wont be a surprise to any fans who are aware of his real-life interest in magic. In fact, its a wonder there hasnt been an episode involving magic before!


Reece is on great form as pompous Neville, and manages to fit in plenty of amusing references to other magicians. When Nevilles wife Jennie (Jill Halfpenny) encourages him to update his image, he bluntly informs her that hed only wear a hoodie like Dynamo if he was going to start selling drugs in Aldi car park” and that he doesnt need to build a social media following since Houdini didnt have Twitter.

Theres a development just over halfway into Misdirection that regular Inside No. 9 viewers will likely see coming, but it doesnt matter because this is far from the storys primary twist. After this point, things take a particularly complex turn (even by Inside No. 9s standards), to an extent that youll probably want to immediately go back once it has finished, so that you can watch it all unfold again and pick up on details you might have missed the first time. Following this elaborate treat, we cant wait to see what Shearsmith and Pemberton have in store for us in next weeks Thinking Out Loud, which is set to feature a selection of characters delivering monologues straight to camera.

Contributed by Sophie Davies.

Inside No.9 Continues Monday at 10.00pm on BBC TWO

5 comments:

CALEB PIPER said...

I have never seen anything that has worked so effective like Chief Dr Lucky spell that was able to bring my lover back to me within 48 hours. I run into luck on that beautiful day that i found Chief Dr Lucky contact details on an article that someone wrote about Chief Dr Lucky i had no choice that to contact and trust him. Chief Dr Lucky shocked me because i was not expecting to get a positive result as fast as that because the way my boyfriend left me was terrible, he lift me for my friend and i was told by Chief Dr Lucky that she used a black magic spell on him. Since the return of my lover i have made a promise that i will write out Chief Dr Luck on the internet and his contact details are +2348132777335 and via email: Chiefdrlucky@gmail.com . His website: http://chiefdrluckysolutionhome.website2.me/

Unknown said...

my husband and I have been married for about 7 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn't even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr jeffrey can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Two days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr jeffrey . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail:

dctrjeffrey@gmail.com

WhatsApp +2348162061202

Morreen Dolly said...

Hello everyone , I was totally broken when the love of my life left me it was so hard for me and I almost gave up if not for a friend who directed me to a very good and powerful man called Dr Ralph who helped me bring back the love of my life and now he treat me with so much love and care. I don’t know what kind of problem you are passing through but with what he did for me I know he can help you. So try and talk to him on WhatsApp on: +2347037816417 Or email at: Ralphspellsolution@gmail.com. He has a permanent solution to any type of problems such as: Lottery Spell, Love Spell, Power Spell, Psychic reading, Success Spell, Cure of any sickness, Pregnancy Spell, Marriage Spell,Job Spell, Protection Spell,Win court Case Spell, Luck Spell and many more.

Unknown said...

Hello Readers .I am very happy to share this amazing testimony, i was hurt and heart broken when my husband leave me for another woman i was confused and didn't know what to do, i loved him so much, i tried all i could to make her come back to me but to no avail, on one faithfully day as i was coming from work i met a friend of mine whom i explain my problem to, and he told me of a spell caster and a good spiritualist called "Dr. tunde whom also made her pregnant when she was looking for a child, i contacted the spell caster through the email she gave to me, and the spell caster told me what to do and i did exactly as i was told, to my greatest surprise, my husband come back to me and started apologizing and now she is with me brothers and sisters if you know you are passing through any kind problem contact him and i give you 100% guarantee that he will solve your problems. You can contact him via his email: babatundesolutioncentre1 @ gmail . com or via his whats-app: +2348143581382 Also specialize in treating all kinds of illness, HERPES VIRUS, HEPATITIS B, CANCER, BRAIN DISEASE, INFERTILITY, DIABETES AND MORE

Unknown said...

Hello Readers .I am very happy to share this amazing testimony, i was hurt and heart broken when my husband leave me for another woman i was confused and didn't know what to do, i loved him so much, i tried all i could to make her come back to me but to no avail, on one faithfully day as i was coming from work i met a friend of mine whom i explain my problem to, and he told me of a spell caster and a good spiritualist called "Dr. tunde whom also made her pregnant when she was looking for a child, i contacted the spell caster through the email she gave to me, and the spell caster told me what to do and i did exactly as i was told, to my greatest surprise, my husband come back to me and started apologizing and now she is with me brothers and sisters if you know you are passing through any kind problem contact him and i give you 100% guarantee that he will solve your problems. You can contact him via his email: babatundesolutioncentre1 @ gmail . com or via his whats-app: +2348143581382 Also specialize in treating all kinds of illness, HERPES VIRUS, HEPATITIS B, CANCER, BRAIN DISEASE, INFERTILITY, DIABETES AND MORE

Recent Posts 2