Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

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 Tim (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Marcus (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 The Examiner (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Caitlin (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Chris (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Judith (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Moritz (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ellie Hopkins ...
 Justine (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Cohen (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joseph H. King ...
 Goldstein (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Philip (11 episodes, 2012)
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 Portis (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mia Clifford ...
 Mia (11 episodes, 2012)
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 Owen (9 episodes, 2012)
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 Arthur (9 episodes, 2012)
Frank Kauer ...
 Nick Chin / ... (8 episodes, 2012)
Henry Empson ...
 Oliver (8 episodes, 2012)
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Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

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The building shown as the headquarters of the organization is Freemasons' Hall, the home of the United Grand Lodge of England. See more »

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Featured in The British Comedy Awards 2011 (2011) See more »

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5 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just viewed the first episode of this series on WLIW-21/Channel 21 in New York City. I decided to record it on my DVR based on the synopsis provided by Time Warner Cable and also because it followed another program that I love, The Cafe.

I tend to love British TV but did not know what to expect from Spy, and was truly amazed at the solid character development, brilliant acting and the witty storyline. I literally had just finished viewing a limited HBO series, Doll & Em, which starred Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer, and decided to look at Spy. I did not know Ms. Wells was a part of the Spy cast.

I am so glad that I recorded this episode of Spy. I laughed repeatedly and was riveted to all of the characters. Darren Boyd and Jude Wright are excellent as father and son, and their supporting cast is superb as well.

This program will be on my list of must-see shows to watch on PBS and I look forward to recommending it to my other friends who enjoy smart, fantastic and entertaining television from the United Kingdom.


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