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 2, Episode 1 - X-Mans/White Mans

Sam and Phil are blasted back to zero again. 4,000 miles from home, Phil is relishing the chance to reinvent himself but Sam pines for his old life...

Further details

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

Having earned their status as hometown heroes in the first series, Sam and Phil are blasted back to zero again.

Now 4,000 miles from home, Phil is relishing the chance to reinvent himself but Sam pines for his old life. But some distressing news from back home forces them to make a difficult choice: hide in the shadows and be forgotten forever or brave it in a world that doesn't even know they are alive. First there's just the small issue of busting out of a high-security Texan jail.

After asking for help in all the wrong places, the boys soon discover that the road to Bracknell is longer and more perilous than they imagined, and it looks ever more unlikely they will get home in time for Christmas and reclaim their lives.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 22nd December 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
60 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
John Ross Bowie David Kinsmann
Elliot Levey Sgt Hopwood
Daisy May Cooper PC Garvey
Rosa Whitcher Rosa
Alec Utgoff Dmitri
Raoul Trujillo Carlos Espinosa
Guest cast
James Alexander Adrian
Samantha Spiro Maria
Lamar Bonhomme Raul
John Alastair Guard
Heather Tobias Jan
Dominika Jablonska FSB Analyst
Ashleigh Harvey Check-In Girl
Sean Redpath Check-In Guy
Anastasia Griffith Agent Miller
Anthony Peter Deputy Sheriff
Trevor Cooper Guard Harry
Neels Clasen Prisoner
Irvine Van Der Merwe Snake
Bongolethu Mbutuma Prison Nurse
Bertie Carvel Nathan Cross
Craig Wainwright Supremacist
Justin Strydom Biker 1
Morne Du Toit Biker 2
Writing team
James Corden Writer
Mathew Baynton Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Jim Field Smith Director
Jim Field Smith Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Myfanwy Moore Executive Producer
David Webb Editor
Julian Fullalove Production Designer
Kevin Sargent Composer

Videos

Eat Your Beans

Sam suffers from unwanted attention in the prison mess hall.

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

Doolally

Phil educates the other prisoners as to how dangerous and unstable Sam is.

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

Behind the Scenes: Gopher Distribution

The stars reveal that they flew 12 hours to film in some rain.

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

Behind the Scenes: Jailbirds

The creators reveal that they initially planned to set the whole second series in the jail.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton (Sam), Trevor Cooper (Guard Harry), Bertie Carvel (Nathan Cross), James Corden (Phil).

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