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Air Date: September 24th, 2013

Series Summary
A case of mistaken identity catapults two council employees into the middle of a deadly conspiracy.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Episodes

  • Season 2 - Episode 4 : Wise Mans Dec 24, 2014

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    Sam and Phil return to London just before Christmas, only to find themselves up against old adversaries who want them wiped out for good.

  • Season 2 - Episode 3 : Action Mans/Wise Mans Dec 23, 2014

    Busted out of prison and fleeing Texas, Sam and Phil's spirits are momentarily lifted until another case of mistaken identity finds them risking their lives again.

  • Season 2 - Episode 3 : Action Mans Dec 24, 2014

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    Adopting new identities yet again, Sam and Phil must fake their way through building a bomb.

  • Season 2 - Episode 2 : A Few Good Mans Dec 24, 2014

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    After being sent to prison, Sam and Phil are tasked with investigating a fellow inmate in exchange for a shortened sentence.

  • Season 2 - Episode 1 : X-Mans Dec 24, 2014

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    Just as Sam and Phil settle into witness protection in Texas, Phil receives news that will require them to change locations yet again.

ratings & reviews

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  • Just as adept with suspense as slapstick humor, it's both a piss-take of action dramas and a strong action drama in its own right. Show More

  • The goings-on feel fresh in the way that kids at play make spy or space stories their own, even as they repeat what TV and the movies have taught them. This is just that with a budget, some deeper experience and the help of Jennifer Saunders, Rebecca Front, Dougray Scott and David Harewood, among interesting others. Show More

  • The ambitious series finds a nice balance of slapstick and suspense. You might feel cheated if you're expecting the usual setup and joke, setup and joke format of many American sitcoms, but there are plenty of surprises and laughs. Show More

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Awards

Nominated Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)