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.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Running Mans

Sam and Phil's friendship is pushed to the limit as they attempt to escape their pursuers and expose the mass conspiracy they have uncovered.

Further details

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

After somehow managing a daring escape from their would-be captors, Sam and Phil are now on the run, on the edge and on each other's nerves.

It's gonna take a huge leap of faith for Sam and Phil to turn back and face the very people that are threatening them, their loved ones and their town. And as friends and family are dragged into this deadly conspiracy, Sam and Phil's friendship is tested to the limit.

They have to expose Reid's evil development plans, save the town, uncover double agents, and rescue their loved ones - all of which means putting themselves right in the line of fire.

Can Sam step up and prove himself to be the man that Lizzie wants him to be? Or will Phil's childish antics finally prove their undoing?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th October 2013
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mathew Baynton Sam
James Corden Phil
Sarah Solemani Lizzie
Tom Basden Noel
Dawn French Linda
Rebecca Front Cox
Stephen Campbell Moore Smoke
Paul Cawley Alan
Chandeep Uppal Sabrina
Emilia Fox Scarlett
Jordan Long Len
David Calder Mr Reid
Guest cast
Rufus Jones D.S. Brick
Dan Skinner (as Dan Renton Skinner) D.I. Ireland
Duncan Pow Petr
John Warnaby Ian Culverson
Oliver Lansley Sumner
Rowena King Wood
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


On The Run

Sam and Phil are on the run, but Smoke and his team are closing in on them.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam), James Corden (Phil), Stephen Campbell Moore (Smoke).

Lizzie in danger

While Sam and Phil are on the run, Lizzie is in trouble.

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Featuring: Duncan Pow (Petr), Sarah Solemani (Lizzie), Stephen Campbell Moore (Smoke).

Noel's Video Dossier - Episode 6

Noel is at the launch... but there's still no sign of Sam. He now thinks he's worked out what Sam is up to, but soon gets attacked.

Featuring: Tom Basden (Noel), Paul Cawley (Alan), Emilia Fox (Scarlett).

Behind-the-Scenes: Episode 6 - The Car Chase

Producer Charlie Leech explains how the helicopter and car stunt was put together.

Featuring: Stephen Campbell Moore (Smoke).

Behind-the-Scenes: Episode 6 - The Wrong Jump

Director Jim Field Smith explains how they filmed the scene in which the characters of Sam and Phil must jump off a bridge onto a train. This is also a bit of a sketch, as James and Mathew pretend not to realise they'll be jumping.

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


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