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 4 - Inside Mans

Under Scarlett's ultimatum, Sam and Phil attempt to retrieve the music box from Russian exile Marat Milankovic. But Lau is still seeking payback, and a hedonistic party seems to present yet more obstacles.

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Further details

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

Scarlett sends Sam and Phil on a mission to retrieve a music box that has fallen into the hands of Russian exile Marat Milankovic. Armed only with the ransom money they found in the back of Walker's car, our heroes set off to buy it back.

With the vengeful Lau still seeking payback, Sam and Phil find themselves arriving empty-handed at a hedonistic house party.

Inadvertently stumbling into the middle of a poisonous assassination plot, the boys are plunged deeper into a world of betrayal, bullets and blood.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th October 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 20th October 2013 10:00pm BBC2
Sunday 20th October 2013 10:30pm BBC2 Scot
Saturday 21st December 2013 11:30pm BBC2
Sunday 22nd December 2013 12:30am BBC2 Wales
Sunday 23rd November 2014 11:00pm BBC2
Monday 19th January 2015 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 18th October 2015 10:20pm Gold
Monday 25th January 2016 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2016 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 17th May 2016 2:35am Gold
Wednesday 12th October 2016 2:35am Gold
Friday 4th November 2016 1:45am Gold
Thursday 17th August 2023 11:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Mathew Baynton Sam
James Corden Phil
Sarah Solemani Lizzie
Dawn French Linda
Stephen Campbell Moore Smoke
Emilia Fox Scarlett
Benedict Wong Mr Lau
Jordan Long Len
David Calder Mr Reid
Guest cast
Roy Sampson Waiter
Alec Utgoff Yuri
Duncan Pow Petr
Karel Roden Marat Malankovic
Christina Chong May Wu
Andrew Koji Jason
Oliver Lansley Sumner
Rowena King Wood
Writing team
James Corden Writer
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Jim Field Smith Director
Charlie Leech Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Charlotte Koh Executive Producer
David Webb Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Kevin Sargent Composer


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Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam) & James Corden (Phil).

Behind-the-Scenes: Episode 4 - Highlights

Mat & James describe their highlights of filming The Wrong Mans.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam) & James Corden (Phil).

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