Inside Man: How many episodes are there, who's in the cast, and what's the new BBC drama about?

Inside Man is the latest drama from BBC that is delighting fans, but what is this gripping killer series about and how can you watch it?

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The new BBC series, Inside Man, stars David Tennant and Stanley Tucci and seems set to be one of the most gripping thrillers this Autumn. 

Inside Man premiered on BBC One on Monday, September 26, 2022, and fans are already obsessed with this shocking drama that comes from Steven Moffatt, the primary writer, and creator of Sherlock and Dracula.

The miniseries has now reached it's finale and the Inside Man ending is not one to miss, but what is this show about, who is in the cast and how can you watch it? Here is what you need to know...

Inside Man plot explained

A synopsis of the story from the BBC reads, "In the US, a prisoner on death row is seeking atonement as he faces execution. On a train in England, a journalist is looking for a story. In a quiet little village, a vicar is picking up his son’s maths tutor from the station. All four are about to become entangled in a dilemma that could lead one of them to murder."

Without giving away any spoilers, the three key characters in this series begin to interact with one another in surprising ways as a lot of boundaries about right and wrong begin to be blurred as the characters make ethically dubious decisions.

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Who is in the cast of Inside Man?

David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Nativity 2) stars in this series as Harry Watling, a vicar in a quaint English town. Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, The Lovely Bones) stars as Jefferson Grief a prisoner on death row for murdering his wife. 

Lydia West (It's A Sin, Years and Years, Dracula) stars as Beth Davenport, a journalist on the hunt for a story. And Dolly Wells (Dracula, Spy, Blunt Talk) stars as Janice Fife, a maths tutor who is tutoring the vicar's son.

Other actors involved in the project include Dylan Baker as Casey, Atkins Estimond as Dillon Kempton, Lyndsey Marshal as Mary Watling, Louis Oliver as Ben Watling, and Eke Chukwu as Keith.

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How many episodes are there of Inside Man?

There will be four episodes of Inside Man that will air every Monday and Tuesday over a two-week period. The first two episodes aired on Monday, September 26, and Tuesday, September 27. The third and fourth episodes will air on Monday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 4. 

It is unclear if there will be a second season of this miniseries and BBC has yet to announce if there will be a follow-up to this show, or whether it will remain as a limited series. 

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How to watch Inside Man

Inside Man began on September 26 and the first two episodes are available to watch on BBC player. The third and fourth episodes will air at 9 pm on BBC One on the first Monday and Tuesday of October 2022.

For those living outside of the UK, it was reported that the show will be available on Netflix at some point. However, if you don't want to wait there is always the option to use a VPN. 

At the moment, the only way to watch Inside Man is on BBC and BBC iPlayer. This means that if you are outside of the UK, you may struggle to access the show unless you have a VPN (a virtual private network). VPNs are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

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