Most of us first fell in love with James Corden when he played the brilliant Smithy in Gavin & Stacey, quite possibly my favourite comedy ever. Almost four years on since that final episode and Corden is firmly back in the world of comedy with The Wrong Mans, BBC Two's latest sitcom... or should that be thriller? Or is it both?
That's right, within the first five minutes of the first episode of The Wrong Mans there is a car crash, a found mobile phone and a threat to kill someone's wife, so Mrs Browns Boys or Miranda this is not. Nor should it be. What it is though, is smart, clever and funny - all the ingredients for a great comedy in my eyes.
Similarly to Gavin & Stacey, Corden has co-written The Wrong Mans, this time with Mathew Baynton who some of you may recognise as Deano from Gavin & Stacey. The sitcom/thriller (call it what you will) follows what happens to Sam Pinkett (Baynton) and his work colleague Phil Bourne (Corden) when they answer a mobile phone that was left at the scene of a car crash in episode one. What follows is a life full of unexpected international conspiracy and intrigue.