First images from next week's Inside No 9 | Simon Says revolves around obsessive fans © BBC

First images from next week's Inside No 9

Simon Says revolves around obsessive fans

The BBC has released the movie poster-style image for next week’s episode of Inside No 9, with the first stills from the programme.

Entitled Simon Says, the programme looks at the relationship that massive cult TV shows have with their devoted audience.

Perhaps drawing inspiration from Game Of Thrones, the plot revolves around a fantasy epic called The Ninth Circle, which ended with an episode widely regarded as  disappointing

Reece and Steve staring at camera in Simon Says

Now show-runner Spencer Maguire, played by Steve Pemberton,  is keen to move on to new projects, but show obsessive Simon Smethurst, played by Reece Shearsmith, has other ideas. So he decides to visit his hero to help put things right.

Steve and Reece in character fighting over a bag

The episode, directed by Guillem Morales, features Lindsay Duncan, below, and Nick Mohammed as guest stars. It airs on BBC Two at 9.30pm next Monday, May 17.

Lindsay Duncan Inside No 9

And here is the poster-style image for the previous episode, Wuthering Heist, which we reviewed here.

Wuthering Heist poster

• Interview with  Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith about the sixth series of Inside No 9.

Published: 11 May 2021

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