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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Darren Boyd ...  Tim 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Jude Wright ...  Marcus 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Robert Lindsay ...  The Examiner 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Rebekah Staton ...  Caitlin 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Mathew Baynton ...  Chris 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Dolly Wells ...  Judith 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Ed Coleman ...  Moritz 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Ellie Hopkins Ellie Hopkins ...  Justine 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Nicholas Croucher ...  Cohen 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Joseph H. King Joseph H. King ...  Goldstein 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Mark Heap ...  Philip 11 episodes, 2012
Terence Maynard ...  Portis 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Mia Clifford Mia Clifford ...  Mia 11 episodes, 2012
Miles Jupp ...  Owen 9 episodes, 2012
Maurice Cole ...  Arthur 9 episodes, 2012
Frank Kauer Frank Kauer ...  Nick Chin / ... 8 episodes, 2012
Henry Empson 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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Official Sites:

Sky 1 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy - isä agenttina See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Marcus: On a scale of four to sixty, do you prefer failure or defeat?
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Remade as Spy (2013) See more »

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Pure Enjoyment
5 April 2014 | by andy1310021See 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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