1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 2 (UK)
21 x 30 minute episodes
This spy spoof starred Nicholas Lyndhurst as Peter Chapman, a nice young man who is a bit on the slow side and works as an electronic professor at the local Polytechnic.
Recruited by MI5 to teach the field agents how the hi-tech equipment operates, Peter is assigned the codename “Piglet”.
Despite being an accident-prone bungler, he discovers he is more intelligent and saner than his new colleagues. They fog photos of suspects, spoil tape recordings by burying the receiver in a wall instead of the microphone and lose a man they are tailing by going into a shirt sale.
On his first day with the secret service, Peter good-naturedly opens a jammed car boot into which his chief, Professor Shawcross (James Hayes), has hidden on his way to defect, thereby blowing the operation.
Thus Piglet is made head of the department. Meanwhile, his wife, Sarah (Serena Evans), must be kept in the dark about what he really does for a living.