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S2-E11 Spy: Christmas Special: Codename: Show Stopper

S2-E11 Spy: Christmas Special: Codename: Show Stopper

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Review

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.

Summary

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 & Crew

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
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Comedy

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