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

The Wrong Mans

  • TV sitcom / comedy drama
  • BBC Two
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Comedy thriller about a pair of lowly office workers who become embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy. Stars Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Tom Basden, Dawn French and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Bad Mans

The unlikely duo are brought face-to-face with Mr Stevens, who, it appears, is the husband of the abductee. He's understandably keen to get his wife back from her kidnapper, Mr Lau...

Preview clips

Further details

The Wrong Mans. Stevens (Nick Moran). Copyright: BBC / Hulu

Sam and Phil finally come face to face with the elusive Mr Stevens, who they find is heavily in debt to Mr Lau, a local underground casino boss who has kidnapped Stevens's wife, Scarlett.

With no money, no skills and no idea, Phil and Sam are sent to rescue Scarlett. Sure enough it doesn't go to plan, and in the melee our accidental heroes end up accidentally taking an angry hostage of their own - Mr Lau's nephew, Jason.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st October 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 6th October 2013 10:00pm BBC2
Sunday 6th October 2013 10:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 14th December 2013 11:25pm BBC2
Sunday 16th November 2014 11:00pm BBC2
Monday 17th November 2014 12:30am BBC2 Scot
Monday 5th January 2015 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 4th October 2015 10:20pm Gold
Monday 11th January 2016 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 12th January 2016 2:40am Gold
Thursday 5th May 2016 1:00am Gold
Friday 2nd September 2016 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 20th November 2016 1:05am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 11:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Mathew Baynton Sam
James Corden Phil
Sarah Solemani Lizzie
Tom Basden Noel
Dawn French Linda
Paul Cawley Alan
Chandeep Uppal Sabrina
Emilia Fox Scarlett
Benedict Wong Mr Lau
Jordan Long Len
David Calder Mr Reid
Guest cast
Charlie Walker Wise David
Diarmaid Murtagh Blake
Nick Moran Stevens
Dougray Scott Walker
Christina Chong May Wu
Andrew Koji Jason
John Warnaby Ian Culverson
Writing team
James Corden Writer
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Jim Field Smith Director
Jim Field Smith Producer
Charlie Leech Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Charlotte Koh Executive Producer
David Webb Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Kevin Sargent Composer


Episode 2 Trailer

What is going to happen in Episode 2? Here's some clues.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam), James Corden (Phil), Emilia Fox (Scarlett), Nick Moran (Stevens) & Dougray Scott (Walker).

Where is my money?

Is Phil about to be incredibly brave or incredibly stupid?

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam), James Corden (Phil) & Nick Moran (Stevens).

Behind-the-Scenes: Episode 2 Stunts

A look behind-the-scenes as the money handover scene from the second episode is filmed.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam), James Corden (Phil), Benedict Wong (Mr Lau) & Jim Field Smith.

Noel's Video Dossier - Episode 2

Noel is still compiling a list of evidence against Sam.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam), Sarah Solemani (Lizzie), Tom Basden (Noel), David Calder (Mr Reid) & Paul Cawley (Alan).

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