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


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 17 episodes (2 series)

Sky sitcom about a man accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5. Stars Darren Boyd, Robert Lindsay and young Jude Wright. Stars Darren Boyd, Jude Wright, Robert Lindsay, Dolly Wells, Tom Goodman-Hill and more.

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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...

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 16th October 2011 5:30pm Sky1
Monday 2nd July 2012 8:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 4th July 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Friday 7th September 2012 8:30pm Sky1
Monday 17th December 2012 7:00am Sky1
Thursday 31st January 2013 7:30pm Pick TV
Thursday 31st January 2013 11:45pm Pick TV
Monday 1st April 2013 1:00pm Sky1
Saturday 6th April 2013 6:00am Sky1
Saturday 13th July 2013 7:00am Sky1
Sunday 14th July 2013 12:00pm Sky1
Saturday 7th September 2013 1:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

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
Anthony Boys (as Ant 'Pants' Boys) Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Oli Julian Composer


Spy: Interview Practice

Marcus gives his dad a little interview coaching...

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

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