Inside No. 9 is a British dark comedy anthology television programme written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton and produced by the BBC. The first series was broadcast between 5 February and 12 March 2014 on BBC Two, and a second series aired from 26 March to 29 April 2015. Each half-hour episode is a self-contained story with new characters and a new setting, and all star at least one (usually both) of Pemberton and Shearsmith. Aside from the writers, each episode has a new cast, allowing Inside No. 9 to attract a number of well-known actors. The stories are linked only by the fact that each takes place at a number 9, whether this is a suburban house, a gothic mansion or a barn. Pemberton and Shearsmith took inspiration for Inside No. 9 from an episode of Psychoville, a previous project, which was filmed in a single room. This episode was, in turn, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope. Inside No. 9 was also a reaction to Psychoville, which featured a long overarching story realised over multiple series.
Helen as: Tabitha
Episode: “The Harrowing” – Season 01, Episode 06
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Genres: Comedy, Horror
Directed by: David Kerr
Written by: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Cast: Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Reece Shearsmith, Poppy Rush, Sean Buckley
Schoolgirl Katy agrees to baby-sit for siblings Tabitha and Hector in their spooky old house, her charge being their older, disabled brother Andras. Katy invites her friend Shell around to keep her company and the pair are summoned by a bell to attend to Andras. They find a man bound and gagged to his bed and release him. But Tabitha and Hector reappear and poor Katy is about to regret taking on her little job.