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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Simeon Goulden
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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 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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Comedy

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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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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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Love British Comedies

As the summary declares, I love British comedies! It is my current understanding that SPY was not renewed for another season. I am not quite certain, but I hope that I am incorrect. Once I discovered this program, I watched all episodes of Season I and II via the internet. I wasn't sure that I would like it, but by episode 2 of Season I, I fell in love with it! I believe that the writers actually were able to bring the characters along with each episode. By the end of Season II, I wanted (want!) more. I would like to see where the characters and relationships would (will!) go. I saw growth in the relationship between Tim and Marcus and hoped that things would only get better between them. Some of the situations I can live without. The crazy behavior of the first therapist (name?) and then the second therapist - Owen is it? That whole situation featuring the custody battle for Marcus and what a mother would do to gain said custody. Overlooking this part of the series, I still love British comedies and hope they bring this back with the same cast! Loved the Examiner and all the characters within MI5!


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Official Sites:

Sky 1 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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Spy See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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