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 6 - Codename: Portis

Spy. Tim (Darren Boyd). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
It's the day of the custody hearing, and the odds are stacked against poor Tim.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Friday 18th November 2011
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 6th August 2012 8:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 8th August 2012 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 21st December 2012 7:30am Sky1
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 1:30pm Sky1
Sunday 7th April 2013 7:30am Sky1
Saturday 27th July 2013 6:30am Sky1
Sunday 28th July 2013 12:30pm Sky1
Sunday 8th September 2013 1:00pm Sky1
Sunday 21st June 2015 9:30am 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
Terence Maynard Portis
Guest cast
Nicholas Croucher Cohen
Joseph H. King Goldstein
Robert Morgan (as Robert Morgan) Henchman 1
Callum Higgins Henchman 2
Tatum Duprey Anne
Alfie Abel Oliver
Scott Smith Bully 1
Daniel Bridle Bully 2
Dominic Coleman Judge
Colin Hoult Wilkes (Judith's Lawyer)
Sue Vincent Court Usher
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


Do Not Shoot My Ex-Wife

The Examiner asks Tim if he wants MI5 to 'take care' of his wife.

Featuring: Darren Boyd (Tim) & Robert Lindsay (The Examiner).

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