"A Quiet Night In" is the second episode of the British dark comedy
anthology series Inside No. 9. Written by Reece Shearsmith (pictured)
and Steve Pemberton, it first aired on 12 February 2014 on BBC Two. It
stars the writers as a pair of hapless burglars attempting to steal a
painting from the large, modernist house of an oblivious quarreling
couple, played by Denis Lawson and Oona Chaplin—a granddaughter of the
silent film star Charlie Chaplin. The episode progresses almost entirely
without dialogue, relying on physical comedy and slapstick. Critics
generally responded positively to the episode, and a particularly
laudatory review by David Chater was published in The Times. On its
first airing, the episode was watched by 940,000 viewers (4.8% of the
market). It was submitted to the British Academy of Film and Television
Arts for their 2015 awards, but was not nominated. Pemberton and
Shearsmith are not planning any further silent episodes for Inside No.
9, but they have continued the use of experimental formats, including in
the 2015 split screen episode "Cold Comfort".
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