Spy is a British television sitcom created and written by Simeon Goulden and produced by Hat Trick Productions about a 30-something man at a crossroads in his life who 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.
The series aired in the UK on Sky1 from 14 October, 2011 to 26 December, 2012. There are 16 half-hour episodes and one hour-long special in two seasons.
Spy premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Tuesday 17 July 2012, at 20h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 aired on BBC Entertainment from 17 July to 21 August, 2012, on Tuesdays at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are six episodes in the first season.
A razor-sharp comedy created and written by Simeon Goulden (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), that celebrates that special bond between a father and son, and puts a twist on the traditional family comedy.
Thirty-something Tim (Darren Boyd) has reached a crossroads. Not only is he stuck in a dead-end job at Computer Universe, but he's locked in a custody battle with his ex-wife Judith (Dolly Wells) over son Marcus (Jude Wright), a precocious nine-year-old who is as happy spending time with his dad as a PETA member would be modelling fur coats.
Tim's world is shaken, and most definitely stirred, however, when he's accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5, going from zero to hero.
Well, sort of...
Spy is created and written by Simeon Goulden. It is a Hat Trick production for Sky 1 HD and is produced by Simeon Goulden and directed by Ben Taylor.
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 17 July 2012 | Finale: 21 August 2012 | Tuesdays, 20h00
Season 2 (11 episodes)
Premiere: 9 July 2013 | Finale: 17 September 2013 | Tuesdays, 22h00