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

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    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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