Spy. Image shows from L to R: The Examiner (Robert Lindsay), Marcus (Jude Wright), Tim (Darren Boyd). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.


Sky One sitcom about an ordinary man who joins MI5. 17 episodes (2 series), 2011 - 2012. Stars Darren Boyd, Jude Wright, Robert Lindsay, Dolly Wells and others.

Spy. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Darren Boyd), Marcus (Jude Wright), The Examiner (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.


Sky sitcom about a man accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5. Stars Darren Boyd, Robert Lindsay and young Jude Wright

2011 - 2012
Sky One
17   (2 series), plus 1 documentary
Simeon Goulden
Darren Boyd, Jude Wright, Robert Lindsay, Dolly Wells, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mathew Baynton, Rebekah Staton, Rosie Cavaliero and others
Simeon Goulden
Ben Taylor and John Henderson
Margot Gavan Duffy, Simeon Goulden and Charlie Leech

Spy is the story of Tim, a single father trying to win back the respect and affections of his horribly precocious nine year old son, Marcus. In the hope of proving that he is not a complete loser, Tim quits his dead-end job but his life changes forever when he is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5.

Supervising Tim at work is irrepressible MI5 boss, The Examiner, who teaches the recruits his own unorthodox approach to the espionage game.
Adding to the chaos of Tim's life are his acidic ex-wife, Judith, her enthusiastic new boyfriend Philip and his anti-social friend Chris.

And romance may be on the cards for Tim in the form of fellow spy Caitlin provided she can let her guard down long enough, or perhaps if he's really unlucky he may fall into the web of psychopathic obsessive social worker, Paula.

Series 2: Our leading man is still reeling from the revelation that Caitlin's presumed-dead fiancé Agent Marion Portis is very much alive, and, lathering salt into the wound, the slick American is now working at MI5. Can Tim work his magic and win Caitlin back? Anything's possible if he's still got that see-through, nipple-baring shirt handy.

Marcus has a rival too in the form of a thunder-stealing new boy Nick, with his sights set on Justine. Father and son are getting along better, though, with the latter progressing from borderline hatred to playful indifference. Confidential documents also reveal that we'll be seeing a lot more of The Examiner and Tim's best bud Chris.

Production Details

The special Bond between a father and son
Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 14th October 2011 on Sky One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 26th December 2012 on Sky One at 9pm
Last repeat
Sunday 21st June 2015 at 9:00am on Sky2

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