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


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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