Spy

Season 1
 (94)7.92011TV-NR
In this award-winning British sitcom, bumbling single father Tim Elliott is embroiled in a tricky child custody battle with his acidic ex-wife Judith. In applying for a civil service position, Tim is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5 - and now he has the coolest job in the world - but he cannot tell a soul.
Starring
Darren BoydJude WrightRobert Lindsay
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Codename: Loser
    October 14, 2011
    22min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  2. 2. Codename: Tramp
    October 21, 2011
    22min
    TV-NR
    Audio languages
    English
    During Tim's first day at MI5 he appears to rescue a homeless man. A social worker assesses Tim's parenting skills, but she becomes a little too friendly.
  3. 3. Codename: Grades
    October 28, 2011
    22min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tim doesn't like the grade he gets when he hacks his son's report card.
  4. 4. Codename: Bookclub
    November 4, 2011
    23min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tim wants to join Marcus's mysterious "book club" so he asks Caitlin to give him lessons in culture.
  5. 5. Codename: Blood
    November 11, 2011
    22min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The new drugs policy leads the Examiner to substitute Tim's blood for his own, which leads to unexpected trouble. Meanwhile, Marcus finds a new vocation.
  6. 6. Codename: Portis
    November 18, 2011
    22min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The day of the custody hearing arrives. Who will stand up for Tim?

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Directors
Rosalie Clayton
Supporting actors
Rebekah StatonMathew BayntonTom Goodman-HillMiles Jupp
Producers
Simeon GouldenLucy LumsdenJimmy MulvilleDebbie PisaniHelen WilliamsCharlie LeechMargot Gavan Duffy
Season year
2011
Network
Hat Trick Productions
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4.4 out of 5 stars

94 global ratings

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  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
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  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars

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AmazonianReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsFunny with a healthy heart
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I can't think of another British comedy I've ever loved. Found amusing, sure. Liked. Not loved. I love this show. It's hilarious in a goofy way but has a very healthy heart. This is one the classics, IMO.

Caveat emptor: my favorite sitcoms are usually cancelled in their first seasons. I'm not a good barometer of what's popular. If you, like me, feel under-served, this might hit the spot.
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John P. SalvaggioReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic show.
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Greatly underrated program, too bad it only lasted the two seasons. Still one more than Firefly (ouch). I got this and the first season, years overdue. if you can get it, do.
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rick dickmanReviewed in the United States on April 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsIt's in good condition
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It's a movie
M. ThomasReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2016
4.0 out of 5 starsShow is funny. Episodes are short
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Show is funny. Episodes are short, with only 6 in the first series.
None of the exciting scenes shown on the cover actually happened in these 6 epidsodes. :-(

Still, good enough for me to be searching for the second series.
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robert thomasReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsA light- hearted and fast moving comedy series of adolescent ...
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A light- hearted and fast moving comedy series of adolescent and adult mischief. A well written and acted series that leaves one asking for more. What will happen next? Who is really in control? Both series are well with the expenditure.
David S. CowanReviewed in the United States on December 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 starsSo British and Funny!
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So funny and smart. Marcus the son is so well played. Bravo!
ConstanceReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic show! Brilliantly written and acted
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Fantastic show! Brilliantly written and acted! Have seen this show over and over! Really funny. British humor at its best.
Jeremy JReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsSo glad to get this DVD!
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Love this show and was so glad to find the DVD of Season 1.
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