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 2, Episode 3 - Codename: Lie Hard

Tim's cover could be blown when he's forced to take Marcus to work with him, and Owen leads an elaborate role-play exercise.

Further details

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

Maintaining a secret identity is a mighty ask, and there's every chance that Tim's cover is going to be blown when he's forced to take Marcus to work with him.

Also, there's extra cringe in this week's therapy session when Owen leads Philip and Judith in an elaborate role-play exercise.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd November 2012
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 8th November 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Monday 17th November 2014 2:30am Sky1

Cast & crew

Darren Boyd Tim
Jude Wright Marcus
Robert Lindsay The Examiner
Dolly Wells Judith
Mathew Baynton Chris
Rebekah Staton Caitlin
Ed Coleman Moritz
Ellie Hopkins Justine
Miles Jupp Owen
Mark Heap Philip
Frank Kauer Nick
Guest cast
Nicholas Croucher Cohen
Joseph H. King Goldstein
Oriane Messina Leslie (MI5 HR Officer)
Mia Clifford Mia
Maurice Cole Arthur
Seb Cardinal Agent Ryan
Neil Edmond Mr Harris
Pooja Ghai Mrs Pranesh
Phil Nice Roy
Amanda Rawnsley Susan
Sadia Choudhury Shamila
Tatum Duprey Sadie
Writing team
Simeon Goulden Writer
Production team
John Henderson Director
Simon Gibney Edit Director
Simeon Goulden Producer
Charlie Leech Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Helen Williams Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
David Yardley Editor
James Cooper Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Oli Julian Composer

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