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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Codename: Loser

Single father Tim quits his job as a junior sales assistant in a computer shop, and soon has an interview lined up in Westminster. After getting lost in a Whitehall building, he ends up in quite an unusual predicament...

Further details

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

Thirtysomething Tim is accidentally recruited to be a trainee spy for MI5, a dramatic change from his former dead-end job. However, he is locked in a custody battle with his ex-wife over their son, who does not enjoy spending time with his dad, and also has to contend with his new boss known as the Examiner.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th October 2011
Sky One
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Darren Boyd Tim
Jude Wright Marcus
Robert Lindsay The Examiner
Dolly Wells Judith
Tom Goodman-Hill Philip
Mathew Baynton Chris
Rebekah Staton Caitlin
Ed Coleman Moritz
Guest cast
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Douglas (Jobcentre Worker)
James Puddephatt Abused Customer
Writing team
Simeon Goulden Writer
Production team
Ben Taylor Director
Margot Gavan Duffy Producer
Simeon Goulden Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Helen Williams Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer


Spy: Interview Practice

Marcus gives his dad a little interview coaching...

Featuring: Darren Boyd (Tim), Jude Wright (Marcus).


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