Sunday, September 25, 2011
Newcomer Jude Wright stars as nine year old Marcus, the young son of trainee spy Tim, played by Darren Boyd, alongside Robert Lindsay as the Examiner.
Supervising Tim at work is irrepressible MI5 boss, The Examiner, who teaches the recruits his own unorthodox approach to the espionage game.
Adding to the chaos of Tim's life are his acidic ex-wife, Judith, her enthusiastic new boyfriend Philip and his anti-social friend Chris.
And romance may be on the cards for Tim in the form of fellow spy Caitlin provided she can let her guard down long enough, or perhaps if he's really unlucky he may fall into the web of psychopathic obsessive social worker, Paula.
Rebekah Staton (Pulling) plays love interest, Caitlin, and Matthew Baynton (Horrible Histories, The Armstrong and Miller Show) is Tim’s best bud Chris. Rosie Cavaliero (Jam and Jerusalem) is the completely crackers social worker Paula, who embarks on an epic, albeit one-sided and wholly fictitious, love affair with Tim. Tim's ex-wife Judith is played by Dolly Wells (Campus).
Lucy Lumsden, Head of Comedy, Sky, added: “I really wanted to create pre-watershed British comedy that showed sharp writing and bold ideas ...to stick a new lens on family life and this show does just that. I want to watch comedy with my kids and not be bored. I want a show where we all laugh. We might not be laughing at the same jokes, but we’re enjoying it together.”
SPY is created and written by Simeon Goulden, it is a Hat Trick production for Sky1 HD and is produced by Margot Gavan Duffy and directed by Ben Taylor.