The Wrong Mans (2013– )

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From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Mathew Baynton ...
 Sam (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Phil (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Lizzie (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Linda (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tom Basden ...
 Noel (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Paul Cawley ...
 Alan (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Len (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Dimitri / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Scarlett (5 episodes, 2013)
Chandeep Uppal ...
 Sabrina (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Smoke (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
 Cox (5 episodes, 2013-2014)


From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone-call and a case of mistaken identity. After being sole witness to a car crash on a desolate country road, Sam answers an abandoned mobile telephone and hears a message that was clearly not meant for him: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife". Encouraged by office mail-room delivery boy Phil that they can be the heroes of the hour, the duo soon find themselves plunged into a deadly kidnap situation. The Wrong Mans involves a world of unexpected international conspiracy and intrigue, with the mysterious Scarlett and Stevens and the enigmatic secret agent Walker at the heart of the unfurling chaos. Sam and Phil must dodge bullets and escape explosions in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their ... Written by BBC ad

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The wrong mans is the right thing for you
30 October 2013 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

An epitome of splendid British comedy! A fast-paced tastefully funny show with great dialogues and laced with some appropriately portioned action scenes. The plot is simple, two male employees of an obscure town council get involved in a criminal underworld, double agent-turned culprit, law enforcement chase only to find themselves deeper in the mess. The script is smart, carefully and very well written. When you'd think you know what comes next you are in for a surprise, as the story has its twists and turns. The acting is superb, the actors in the leading roles play characters that are likable and who are quite the opposite of today's boring all muscular and super smart super heroes. We are shown two ordinary guys with ordinary thinking and who eventually do manage to make a great job of living through all sorts of dangerous situations, and even the score with the bad guys. The wrong mans is thoroughly entertaining, and is one of the very best of its kind in recent years. Strongly recommended!

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