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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 Lizzie (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Scarlett (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Lau (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Wood (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Ian Culverson (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Walker (2 episodes, 2013)
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 David (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Stevens (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Cox (2 episodes, 2013)
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 D.S. Brick (2 episodes, 2013)
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 D.I. Ireland (2 episodes, 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 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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Delightful Show
28 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

The show written and acted out by James Corden and Mathew Baynton is ingeniously scripted. A thirty one years old letter deliverer and an office worker find themselves in the midst of the British intelligence, a gay Russian millionaire, numerous dark deaths, a Chinese (canto?) mafia, and double-agents upon picking up a cellphone.

Featuring a classic kidnapping with twists after twists, The Wrong Mans is filled with subtle and clever humor that will keep the audience grinning throughout each episode.

Strangely enough, the show reminds me of Shawn of the Dead, another one of my favorite British comedy thrillers. While the latter has more slapstick humor, the former is all about intentionally incorporating clichés into verbal and situation "funnies"

Basically, props to James and Mathew for their masterpiece. I'm hoping for a season II!


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