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The Wrong Mans 

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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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Release Date:

24 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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Fel män See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Lead actors Mathew Baynton and James Corden previously starred together in Gavin and Stacey (2007) See more »

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Referenced in Taking Care of Business (2016) See more »

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Witty and Fun
12 November 2013 | by grayhorsedesignsSee all my reviews

My husband is rarely amused by comedies. It takes a lot to make him literally laugh out loud but this series did that within the first 15 minutes. Sure this "case of mistaken identity" plot has been used many times before but what plot hasn't? It is difficult to find a truly original idea these days when every old TV series from the last sixty years has been rehashed and redone on both TV and in movies. This series came off as quite fresh to me with lots of fun little surprises, twists and turns along the way. It's a bit of a comedic carnival ride and you never know where you're going to be taken next. I truly don't understand the last reviewers objections to this series because I think the acting, writing and directing are all excellent and I think this show is better than 90 percent of what's being shown on TV today. Everyone has a right to their opinion but I have to say that mine is the polar opposite of the last reviewer's. I'm also not going to give away any spoilers here because I want you to enjoy this program without any preconceived expectations. I will say that it is very entertaining and well worth thirty minutes of your time. Watch it and you will thank me later.


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