Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Darren Boyd ...  Tim 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Jude Wright ...  Marcus 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Robert Lindsay ...  The Examiner 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Rebekah Staton ...  Caitlin 17 episodes, 2011-2012
Mathew Baynton ...  Chris 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Dolly Wells ...  Judith 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Ed Coleman ...  Moritz 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Ellie Hopkins Ellie Hopkins ...  Justine 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Nicholas Croucher ...  Cohen 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Joseph H. King Joseph H. King ...  Goldstein 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Mark Heap ...  Philip 11 episodes, 2012
Terence Maynard ...  Portis 11 episodes, 2011-2012
Mia Clifford Mia Clifford ...  Mia 11 episodes, 2012
Miles Jupp ...  Owen 9 episodes, 2012
Maurice Cole ...  Arthur 9 episodes, 2012
Frank Kauer Frank Kauer ...  Nick Chin / ... 8 episodes, 2012
Henry Empson Henry Empson ...  Oliver 8 episodes, 2012
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Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.

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Official Sites:

Sky 1 [UK]

Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy - isä agenttina See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The building shown as the headquarters of the organization is Freemasons' Hall, the home of the United Grand Lodge of England. See more »

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Marcus: On a scale of four to sixty, do you prefer failure or defeat?
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Hilarious!
22 January 2013 | by Pickwick12See all my reviews

Spy is so insanely underrated as a show that it's not even funny (at least in the United States). Thankfully, that's the only thing that isn't funny because the show itself is absolutely hilarious. The first series introduces the hapless but well-meaning Tim, his scheming best friend, his idiosyncratic MI5 coworkers, his ex and her besotted boyfriend, and his precocious son Marcus. The second series deepens and broadens the characters and turns some early misconceptions on their heads.

One of the most entertaining things about Spy is that it manages to be both an excellent spy spoof, in the manner of the also-underrated "Chuck," and an unexpectedly touching domestic sitcom. As with other British shows in a similar vein, it's obvious that Spy's stars are not phoning in their performances at all. In particular, Darren Boyd gives a performance absolutely deserving of his Bafta win, and Jude Wright strikes exactly the right tone as his genius son.

Spy is witty, intelligent, funny, and consistently engaging. No show is perfect, but there's so much to love that it might as well be.


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