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 3 - Codename: Grades

Tim fine-tunes his computer hacking skills at work, and puts them to good use by altering Marcus's school grades. Has the fledgling spy gone too far?

Preview clips

Further details

Spy. Image shows from L to R: Tim (Darren Boyd), Philip (Tom Goodman-Hill). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Paula sets Tim the goal of giving Philip a hug following a therapy session exercise that highlights his anger issues.

Meanwhile, a computer-hacking assignment proves a breeze at MI5, but disaster strikes when Tim uses his skills to hack into Marcus's school records to make a few changes.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th October 2011
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 30th October 2011 6:30pm Sky1
Monday 16th July 2012 8:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 18th July 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Friday 21st September 2012 8:30pm Sky1
Tuesday 18th December 2012 7:30am Sky1
Wednesday 19th December 2012 7:00am Sky1
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 1:00pm Sky1
Saturday 6th April 2013 12:00pm Sky1
Saturday 20th July 2013 7:00am Sky1
Sunday 21st July 2013 12:00pm Sky1
Saturday 7th September 2013 2:00pm Sky1
Sunday 14th June 2015 10:00am Sky2

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
Rosie Cavaliero Paula
Ed Coleman Moritz
Ellie Hopkins Justine
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 Episode 3 - School Standoff

Tim's always suspected son Marcus off having more than a little 'Evil Genius' vibe about him. And now he knows for sure.

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

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