Warning: Here be spoilers...
BBC viewers have applauded Inside No.9, after the pitch black comedy returned for a live Halloween episode.
As the live special from the League Of Gentlemen creators aired on BBC Two last night, viewers initially feared the worst after it appeared to be facing sound issues. Things got even worse with the appearance of a BBC test cards which announced that a pre-recorded episode would be airing instead.
But in typically twisted fashion, it transpired that the technical mix-up was all part of the show – which went on to feature a series of grisly ghosts, murders and a rather unlikely appearance from The One Show.
After initial complaints about the technical difficulties, the episode soon won over fans.
“Utterly blown away by #InsideNo9LIVE – a Ghostwatch for this generation. Genuinely fooling & scary, brilliantly written, directed & acted. I am in awe. Incredible”, wrote TV star Andy Nyman.
Another said: ‘That is how you do a live TV episode for the twitter generation, Bravo.”
It also seemingly transpired that the episode didn’t follow a reported plot which was supposed to follow Arthur Flitwick (Pemberton) as he finds an old mobile phone in his local graveyard.