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 2 - Action Mans/Wise Mans

With a prison escape on the cards, Sam and Phil are still hoping to be back in Bracknell for Christmas.

Further details

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

After an explosive escape from a US maximum security prison, Sam and Phil's spirits are momentarily lifted, until another case of mistaken identity finds them risking their lives once again, equipped with a hugely inadequate skill set.

Making new enemies at every turn, and with time until Christmas running out, they still have many roads, railways and runways to navigate before they get anywhere close to Bracknell and a chance of returning to their old lives and loved ones.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Mathew Baynton Sam
    James Corden Phil
    Sarah Solemani Lizzie
    Tom Basden Noel
    Dawn French Linda
    Rebecca Front Cox
    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
    Claire Lams Kerry
    Jim Howick Chris
    Anastasia Griffith Agent Miller
    Chetna Pandya Nurse Harman
    David Dukas Reza
    Garth Collins Jamie
    Ray Panthaki Khalil
    Janna Ramos-Violante Maya
    Jose Domingos Train Ticket Inspector
    Melissa Haiden Camille
    Fergus Craig Pilot
    Nigel Betts Bob
    Shelby Thomas Girl With Teddy
    Bekka Bowling Angry Mum
    Jason Hazeley Have-A-Go
    Hadley Fraser MI5 Agent
    Darren Kelfkens DEA Agent
    Leon Breytenbach DEA Agent
    Andy Montriou Skydive Instructor
    Dave Wood Skydive Instructor
    Eleanor Oldroyd Newsreader (Voice)
    Writing team
    Tom Basden 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


    Bomb Experts

    The most important members of the team have just arrived.

    Hiding in the toilet

    Sam and Phil stowaway in the train toilet.

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

    Behind the Scenes: The Heist

    Jim Field Smith, Mathew Baynton and James Corden talk about filming the heist episode.

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

    Behind the Scenes: Leap of Faith

    Mathew Baynton reveals he wasn't keen to do the skydive in the final episode.

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


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