TV Review: Inside No. 9 - Zanzibar
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Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's comedy anthology series is back and better than ever, with a new tale that is well worth your time - it's funny and clever, it even rhymes! Proving that their vaults of ingenuity are far from depleted after three series, the comedy duo begin their latest run of No. 9's with a jovial trip to the ninth floor of the Hotel Zanzibar, where a rich ensemble of guests and plots collide to hilarious effect. Pleasantly reminiscent of previous ensemble episodes, like 'Sardines', 'La Couchette' and 'Private View', 'Zanzibar' highlights the gleeful way in which Shearsmith and Pemberton can weave a multi-layered narrative between a wide set of lively characters. Each character has their own integral part in the story, which becomes more and more intricate as the episode continues. Everything, from the characters to the props, has a purpose and a role to play in the wider revelations and twists that have now become synonymous with the series.
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