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Series cast summary:
 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)
Jordan Long ...
 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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An unexpected gem
18 November 2013 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Wrong Mans is a TV series that I didn't hear anything about until I saw it advertised a week or so before it aired. It looked like a decent show and I liked James Corden in Gavin & Stacey so I decided to give it a go. As the weeks went on the series just got better and better and it turned out to be very good.

Sam (Matthew Baynton) and Phil (James Corden) are the case of a mistaken identity following a phone call that was not intended for them. They are thrown into some quite bizarre situations. They are always on the run for one thing or another and they are just two innocent guys. The action is quite fast paced and each episode ended on a cliff hanger and you just wanted to see what would happen next.

The action was all sorts such as car chases and being taken hostage. When one thing is sorted out, something worse happens. The drama is really good and you really feel for the main characters. The acting all round is impressive. Then there was also the humour side of things, each episode had its moments. It wasn't the funniest series I've ever seen but it had just enough to give the series a different side. Silly humour in a completely serious situation, like debating how Ginsters is pronounced while there is somebody chasing you who wants to kill you.

The way it ended made me think it was all over but since it has already been confirmed that there will be a 2nd series I am really looking forward to seeing what will happen next. Hopefully it won't go downhill from here because the 1st series was extremely impressive.


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