Comedy thriller about a pair of lowly office workers who become embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy. Stars James Corden and Mathew Baynton
- 2013 (BBC Two)
- 6 (1 series)
- Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Tom Basden, Dawn French, Benedict Wong, Emilia Fox, Stephen Campbell Moore, David Calder, Jordan Long, Paul Cawley
- James Corden, Mathew Baynton, Tom Basden
- British Broadcasting Corporation
From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centres 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 mailroom 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 whole town.
Fans of The Wrong Mans can access additional content via the BBC website, and during the broadcasts there was also content on the red button and social media. The character Noel Ward (Tom Basden) has his own storyline and, after each episode, released a new section from his dossier of evidence he'd gathered on Sam, as he noticed his colleague's strange behaviour and started to suspect the plot he's involved in.