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’It’s the wrong mans Gromit, and they’ve gone wrong!’
on 24 June 2015
James Corden and Matthew Baynton instantly spark as a pair of losers in a small town in Berkshire, who are unwittingly (as the title suggests) caught up in the machinations of greedy councilors, Russian mobsters, and bent coppers. This series oozes British comedy from every pore, with the juxtaposition of the hapless duo and their mundane lives set against the wider world and the apparently glamourous world of hitmen, secret service agents, and gangsters’ molls. From the moment Baynton’s lovelorn town planner Sam witnesses what appears to be a spectacular car accident and is subsequently mistaken for someone else, things never let up, and when Corden’s oafish fantasist – office mail boy Phil, gets himself involved due to Sam’s innate ‘niceness’, a new classic comedy pairing is born. Quality support is provided by Dawn French as Phil’s overbearing mum, and Dougray Scott as an undercover officer sent to help the boys – David Calder, Emilia Fox, and Benedict Wong also appear in what is an excellent cast.