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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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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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Fantastic for 5 episodes out of 6
19 January 2014 | by recline69See all my reviews

From the very first frame of this clever Hitchcockian comedy/thriller you will be glued to the screen wondering how the two leads are going to escape the situations they find themselves in. Time after time, inventive, funny and dangerous escape plans are hatched and executed with a cleverness we haven't seen on TV for a long time.

There are so many moments in the series were it delves into the cliché and tired tropes of thrillers, yet takes them and twists them in clever and unexpected ways which makes it so much fun to watch.

Episodes three and five are stand outs and it's one of those series where you just want to watch the next episode immediately. The production values are great and the acting in general is good.

My only complaints are: 1. I'd like to have seen the love interest developed a little smoother and 2. The last episode does fall into those tired and cliché tropes of movies in general. It feels lazy in comparison to all the cleverness that has led up to the ending, but the journey as a whole is still extremely satisfying and ultimately a blast to watch. Totally recommended.


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