Inside No 9

Series 1 - 4. Last Gasp

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

Having set an unreachable standard in the previous two episodes, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton ease off a bit here, delivering a tale that's as brilliantly acted and constructed as you'd expect, with several sublime moments – but no knockout blow.

Tamsin Greig plays a friendly but efficient representative of a charity that makes wishes come true for terminally ill children. She brings an Enrique Iglesias-ish pop star to a suburban house. When the visit goes wrong, she and the dying girl's parents (Pemberton and Sophie Thompson) are tempted to take advantage. It's a slight, silly story that can't go anywhere and doesn't. Flawless execution rescues it.

About this programme

4/6. Jan and Graham's daughter Tamsin is an extremely unwell little girl, so they ask a children's charity to brighten up her ninth birthday. On the day of her party, Sally from WishmakerUK arrives with renowned singer Frankie J Parsons in tow, but events soon take a sinister turn. Starring Steve Pemberton, Sophie Thompson, Tamsin Greig and David Bedella.

Cast and crew

Cast

Graham
Steve Pemberton
Jan
Sophie Thompson
Tamsin
Lucy Hutchinson
Frankie J Parsons
David Bedella
Sally
Tamsin Greig
Si
Adam Deacon

Crew

Director
David Kerr
Producer
Adam Tandy
Writer
Steve Pemberton
Writer
Reece Shearsmith
Categories
Comedy

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