The BEST Episodes of The Wrong Mans

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

Network: BBC Two

Two lowly office workers Sam (Mathew Baynton) and Phil (James Corden) become caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy after Sam answers a ringing phone at the scene of a horrific car crash.

Action Mans/Wise Mans

#1 - Action Mans/Wise Mans

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

Busted out of prison and soaring away from Texas, Sam and Phil's spirits are momentarily lifted, until another case of mistaken identity finds them risking their lives again. Their only hope is to play their part in a high-stakes heist with a ruthless gang of mercenaries.

star 8.27
191 votes
X-Mans/White Mans

#2 - X-Mans/White Mans

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 22, 2014

Having earned their status as hometown heroes in the first series, Sam and Phil are blasted back to zero again. Now in hiding, Phil is relishing the chance to reinvent himself but Sam pines for his old life.

star 7.98
238 votes
Running Mans

#3 - Running Mans

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2013

Chased by the MI5, Sam and Phil must warn Lizzie of the true nature of Reid's development plans.

star 7.94
246 votes
Directors: Jim Field Smith
Writers: James Corden, Matthew Baynton
Wanted Mans

#4 - Wanted Mans

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2013

After taking care of the wounded Marat, Sam and Phil agree to meet with the MI5 to hand them over Marat.

star 7.75
260 votes
Directors: Jim Field Smith
Writers: Matthew Baynton, Tom Basden
Dead Mans

#5 - Dead Mans

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2013

Sam and Lau agree to exchange their hostages, but Phil gets in the way. They manage to escape and take Scarlett back to her husband.

star 7.68
397 votes
Directors: Jim Field Smith
Writers: Matthew Baynton, Tom Basden
Inside Mans

#6 - Inside Mans

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

To get Scarlett and the police off their back, Sam and Phil must find a music box which was sold to a mysterious Russian exile.

star 7.66
347 votes
Directors: Jim Field Smith
Writers: James Corden, Matthew Baynton
Bad Mans

#7 - Bad Mans

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2013

Sam and Phil are sent in Nick Stevens' place to negotiate with Mr Lau, the kidnapper of his wife, Scarlett.

star 7.63
433 votes
Directors: Jim Field Smith
Writers: James Corden, Matthew Baynton
The Wrong Mans

#8 - The Wrong Mans

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2013

The life of Sam Pinkett, a council employee, goes from bad to worse when, after witnessing a car accident, he answers a mobile phone found at the site.

star 7.63
534 votes
Directors: Jim Field Smith
Writers: James Corden, Matthew Baynton