Inside No. 9 (2014– )
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The Understudy 

An acting understudy eventually assumes center stage, but at a price.

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David Kerr
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Rosie Cavaliero ... Kirstie
Steve Pemberton ... Tony
Reece Shearsmith ... Jim
Roger Sloman ... Bill
Di Botcher ... Jean
Lyndsey Marshal ... Laura
Julia Davis ... Felicity
Richard Cordery Richard Cordery ... Nick
Bruce Mackinnon ... Malcolm (voice)
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Macduff (voice)
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Storyline

Shy Jim is the understudy to arrogant actor Tony Warner, whose Macbeth is a West End success. Jim, supported by girlfriend - and fellow understudy Laura - would love the chance to take the part himself and when Warner has an accident, apparently caused by being drunk, on stage, Jim gets his opportunity, becoming a star. Nineteen months later Jim, now a name actor, gets a visit from the wheelchair-bound Tony Warner. He also has another visitor, a devoted admirer who, unbeknown to him, went to great lengths to give him his taste of fame. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2014 (UK) See more »

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BBC Comedy See more »
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Stereo

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Awesome inside room thriller
2 December 2017 | by jijogeorgealex-61308See all my reviews

this episode deals with the life of an understudy who have high hopes of being a good artist but something is preventing him from achieving that position positives 1: great acting 2. great story 3. great atmosphere 4. nice ending negatives: 1: this episode seems to be similar to another episode in this series 2:it is hard to understand the ending clearly overall its a good addition to this amazing series. not great but good one though


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