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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
James Corden ...  Phil 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Sarah Solemani ...  Lizzie 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Dawn French ...  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
Alec Utgoff ...  Dimitri / ... 6 episodes, 2013-2014
Emilia Fox ...  Scarlett 5 episodes, 2013
Chandeep Uppal Chandeep Uppal ...  Sabrina 5 episodes, 2013-2014
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Smoke 5 episodes, 2013-2014
Rebecca Front ...  Cox 5 episodes, 2013-2014
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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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24 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Berkshire County Council was abolished in 1998. Bracknell would be under Bracknell Forest Council. See more »

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Dark, very dark, but just hilarious
27 October 2013 | by amunro-368-74378See all my reviews

I'm not going to wax lyrical about production, or indeed the constant juxtaposition between characters, drama, and of course comedy. It really does speak for itself.

My only criticism is that I wish the episodes were longer. How they pull it off in the short format is an amazing testament to the authors skill.

I'd also add that I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this. Its quite remarkable. Sure, I've seen comparisons, but this is pretty unique. Its also slick, dark comedy. Me, I found the first episode compelling, wanting more, but was left feeling slightly uncomfortable, wondering whether the writers could pull it off. Well, they did, in spades.


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