Tim (Darren Boyd) is a single father trying to win back the respect and affections of his precocious nine year old son, Marcus. In the hope of proving that he is not a complete loser, Tim quits his dead-end job but his life changes forever when he is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5. Supervising Tim at work is irrepressible MI5 boss, The Examiner (Robert Lindsay), who teaches the recruits his own unorthodox approach to the espionage game. Adding to the chaos of Tim's life are his acidic ex-wife Judith, her enthusiastic new boyfriend Philip, their obsessive family therapist and his anti-social best friend Chris. And is there romance on the cards with fellow agent Caitlin?
Some of it is great, some not great. This is a comedy of a clumsy likeable IT nerd who is getting divorced and has an extremely bright son who finds him stupid. The son is the least good part. A child actor of only moderate ability playing the role of a child who is impossibly gifted in every walk of life who hates his father. Far from being a comic set up it is so grating as to spoil any humour. His wife is just nasty for no particular point. Her new partner is strange and pathetic in quite an amusing way and his boss heroically hedonistic but a bit silly. Only Darren Boyd's character has enough about them to be engaging. Generally funny but also annoying.