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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (3,896)

Spy is an action-comedy television series produced by Simeon Goulden for British network Sky One. It stars Darren Boyd as Tim Elliot, an underachieving computer salesman who is suddenly thrust into the world of espionage. The show aired for two seasons from 2011-2012 and was widely praised for its humor, writing, and cast performances.

The first season of Spy follows Tim as he navigates his new life as a spy for MI6. Tim is initially recruited to join the agency after trying to impress a girl by pretending to be a spy. Much to his surprise, he is actually approached by an MI6 agent named The Examiner (Robert Lindsay), who offers him a job. Tim quickly learns that this is not the glamorous life he imagined and struggles to balance his secret missions with his normal life.

Throughout the first season, Tim works with his mentor, the hardened Agent Carter (Mathew Baynton), and tries to impress his boss, the no-nonsense Director of Operations (Dervla Kirwan). He is also tasked with maintaining his cover and keeping his secret from his girlfriend, Judith (Jude Wright), and best friend, Chris (Tom Goodman-Hill).

The show's humor comes from Tim's bumbling approach to espionage and his frequent mistakes. He often finds himself in over his head and has to improvise his way out of tricky situations. His coworkers at the computer store where he works also provide comedic relief, as they are unaware of Tim's secret life and frequently comment on his odd behavior.

In the second season, Tim finds himself working for a different agency after being fired from MI6. He begins working for the CIA and is stationed in Washington, D.C. The second season introduces several new characters, including Tim's new handler, Rachel (Samantha Spiro), and the Director of the CIA, Paul (Ed Coleman).

The second season also focuses more on Tim's personal life, with episodes touching on his relationship with Judith and his strained friendship with Chris. The show continues to mix humor with action-packed espionage missions.

Throughout the series, Darren Boyd delivers a standout performance as Tim Elliot. Boyd has a knack for physical comedy and nails Tim's awkward demeanor. The supporting cast is also impressive, with Robert Lindsay and Mathew Baynton standing out as two of Tim's mentors.

The writing in Spy is also a highlight, with clever jokes and witty dialogue interspersed throughout the show. The missions that Tim goes on are often absurd and ridiculous, but the show manages to make them work within the context of its universe.

Overall, Spy is a must-watch for fans of action-comedies. It expertly blends the two genres and delivers a hilarious and entertaining show. Darren Boyd's performance as Tim Elliot is not to be missed, and the show's writing and supporting cast are equally strong.

Spy is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on October 14, 2011.

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Codename: Show Stopper
11. Codename: Show Stopper
December 26, 2012
Marcus' has to make alternative arrangements for the Christmas party when the other kids go on strike. Meanwhile, Portis realizes that Tim and Caitlin have feelings for each other.
Codename: Last Scupper
10. Codename: Last Scupper
December 14, 2012
When Tim finds himself on an assassin's hit list, he realises this may be his last time to romance Caitlin. Meanwhile, Marcus is out to humiliate Nick at Justine's dinner party.
Codename: Pulp Friction
9. Codename: Pulp Friction
December 13, 2012
Chris' efforts to turn Marcus into a celebrated author get out of control when he tells a few too many lies. Meanwhile, Tim tries to sabotage Portis' preparations for Caitlin's birthday.
Codename: Double Oh
8. Codename: Double Oh
December 7, 2012
Tim finds out the he has a genius MI5 body double, so he agrees to compete for custody of Marcus. Moritz is trying to romance a hostage's anxious girlfriend.
Codename: Ball Busted
7. Codename: Ball Busted
December 3, 2012
When the dreaded Mrs Godfrey usurps Philip as school head, Marcus' hopes of organizing the Summer Ball are dashed. Meanwhile, Tim struggles to find a date.
Codename: Citizen Lame
6. Codename: Citizen Lame
November 22, 2012
When Marcus is sent on work experience, he develops a taste for retail. Meanwhile, the Examiner's work appraisal does not go as planned.
Codename: Family Bonds
5. Codename: Family Bonds
July 15, 2012
When Judith receives a blow to the head, she awakes believing that she and Tim are still married. Chris takes Philip out dating and Owen is enlisted to help Marcus with his music recital.
Codename: Mistaken Identity
4. Codename: Mistaken Identity
November 15, 2012
When the Examiner selects Tim and Caitlin to star in a recruitment video, their disguised identities go to their head. Meanwhile, Chris agrees to partner Marcus in a TV quiz but will his nerves hold.
Codename: Lie Hard
3. Codename: Lie Hard
November 8, 2012
Tim's identity as an MI5 officer risks being revealed when he is forced to take Marcus to work with him. Meanwhile, Owen leads Philip and Judith in an elaborate role play exercise.
Codename: Riding High
2. Codename: Riding High
October 25, 2012
When Tim falls for a woman in the Witness Protection Programme, Chris and Judith team up to get rid of her. Meanwhile, Marcus tries to teach himself how to ride a bicycle.
Codename: Growing Rogue
1. Codename: Growing Rogue
October 19, 2012
Tim tried to help the new boy Nick with his campaign for school president. In the meantime at MI5, Tim attempts to sabotage Caitlin and Portis' relationship with some dubious advice.
Where to Watch Spy
Spy is available for streaming on the Sky One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Spy on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 14, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (3,896)