The Wrong Mans. Image shows from L to R: Sam (Mathew Baynton), Phil (James Corden). Copyright: BBC / Hulu.

The Wrong Mans

BBC Two sitcom / comedy drama about a criminal conspiracy. 8 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Tom Basden and others.

The Wrong Mans. Image shows from L to R: Sam (Mathew Baynton), Phil (James Corden).

The Wrong Mans

Comedy thriller about a pair of lowly office workers who become embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy

Sitcom, Comedy Drama
2013 - 2014
8   (2 series)
Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Tom Basden, Dawn French, Rebecca Front, Stephen Campbell Moore, Paul Cawley and others
James Corden, Mathew Baynton and Tom Basden
Jim Field Smith
Jim Field Smith and Charlie Leech

From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centres on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity.

After being sole witness to a car crash on a desolate country road, Sam answers an abandoned mobile telephone and hears a message that was clearly not meant for him: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife". Encouraged by office mailroom delivery boy Phil that they can be the heroes of the hour, the duo soon find themselves plunged into a deadly kidnap situation.

Having narrowly escaped death from all sides during Series 1, Series 2 sees the boys back to zero and starting new lives 4,000 miles from home. But someone still wants them dead, and it doesn't look like things are going to be any easier this time around...

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First broadcast
Tuesday 24th September 2013 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last repeat
Monday 21st November 2016 at 1:10am on Gold

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