Spy

Series 2 - 11. Spy: Christmas Special: Codename: Show Stopper

Radio Times
Review by:
Jack Seale

The stringently funny comedy ends its second series with an episode that, in proper Christmas-special tradition, is twice the usual length and 40 per cent sillier. Ten-year-old Marcus (the freakishly good Jude Wright) auditions fellow pupils for a seasonal musical, with customary ruthlessness: “There are prisoners in Guantánamo being waterboarded who sound better than you…” Even his dad Tim fails to win a part, despite Darren Boyd unleashing a stunning singing voice.

When MI5 agent Tim’s office affair with Caitlin (Rebekah Staton) is discovered, there are guns drawn and truths told. Back at school, a talent shortage on the big night means desperate time-filling, à la gourmet night at Fawlty Towers.

About this programme

11/11. Festive special of the hit comedy. Marcus is not exactly the kind of kid to get into the Christmas spirit, so when his party plans result in his friends going on strike, he is forced to make alternative arrangements. Meanwhile, Portis is more than a little upset when he discovers how Tim and Caitlin feel about each other. Darren Boyd, Rebekah Staton, Terence Maynard, Robert Lindsay and Jude Wright star.

Cast and crew

Cast

Tim
Darren Boyd
Marcus
Jude Wright
The Examiner
Robert Lindsay
Judith
Dolly Wells
Caitlin
Rebekah Staton
Chris
Matthew Baynton
Portis
Terence Maynard
Owen
Miles Jupp
Justine
Ellie Hopkins
Philip
Mark Heap
Moritz
Ed Coleman
Categories
Comedy

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