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The Wrong Mans 

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From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mathew Baynton ...  Sam 10 episodes, 2013-2014
James Corden ...  Phil 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Sarah Solemani ...  Lizzie 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Dawn French ...  Linda 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Tom Basden ...  Noel 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Paul Cawley ...  Alan 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Jordan Long ...  Len 6 episodes, 2013-2014
Alec Utgoff ...  Dimitri / ... 6 episodes, 2013-2014
Emilia Fox ...  Scarlett 5 episodes, 2013
Chandeep Uppal Chandeep Uppal ...  Sabrina 5 episodes, 2013-2014
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Smoke 5 episodes, 2013-2014
Rebecca Front ...  Cox 5 episodes, 2013-2014
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From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone-call and a case of mistaken identity. After being sole witness to a car crash on a desolate country road, Sam answers an abandoned mobile telephone and hears a message that was clearly not meant for him: "If you are not here by 5 o'clock, we will kill your wife". Encouraged by office mail-room delivery boy Phil that they can be the heroes of the hour, the duo soon find themselves plunged into a deadly kidnap situation. The Wrong Mans involves a world of unexpected international conspiracy and intrigue, with the mysterious Scarlett and Stevens and the enigmatic secret agent Walker at the heart of the unfurling chaos. Sam and Phil must dodge bullets and escape explosions in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their ... Written by BBC ad

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24 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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genuinely funny, for once
2 October 2013 | by RaveyDaveyGravySee all my reviews

Most television or movie comedies are not funny. Fact. You may disagree but how many comedies actually give you the physical reaction of laughter?

Don't misunderstand me, a comedy can be good without actually provoking a laugh. 'Friends', for example was quite good, but laugh out loud funny? Not very often. Like I said, most simply arnt funny, they should be called nicities, or quitegoodities.

Any televisual or movie media should aim for the high watermark of provoking a physical reaction. Horror should make you wince, cower, look away, think. Action should raise your heart rate and get you on your feet. Drama should make you cry or talking. And comedy. Comedy should make you laugh out loud.

The Wrong Mans is the first new comedy for ages that has made me do this. Its genuinely funny. It has characters who I like and care about in absurd situations. It has 2 stand out central performances and has obviously been written by 2 people who know what they are doing and have been given free range to go and do it.

I think it's brilliant. Not 'Father Ted' brilliant, but still brilliant.


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