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Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith with Rula Lenska, Jessica Raine, George Bedford face the danger of Krampus.

If you haven’t seen it, try to track down BBC2's Inside No 9 - The Devil of Christmas which is a macabre little cracker. The League of Gentlemen’s Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith recruit Rula Lenska, Jessica Raine, George Bedford and Derek Jacobi for their take on the Krampus legend.

The Christmas special of the twisted comedy series is a marvellous piece of forensic filming. Pemberton and Shearsmith resurrect television production methods of the Seventies and recreate the kind of ghost story that would haunt the late night nooks and crannies of British Christmas schedules in our winters of discontent. You almost expect Nigel Kneale’s name to pop up in the credits.

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Of course, being Inside No 9 that’s not all it is ...