Bumbling spy Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is called out of his Tibetan exile to find a mysterious trio of assassins.

However, he discovers that the espionage game has changed a lot while he’s been away. MI7 is now a corporate-sponsored, politically correct outfit run by a no-nonsense Gillian Anderson and with suave Dominic West as its top spy.

English hasn’t changed as much, though, and is soon causing typical mayhem in Hong Kong, London and the Swiss Alps.

This sequel delivers on the action set pieces and also keeps the laughs coming with its genuinely hilarious slapstick set pieces and Atkinson’s expert comic timing.

The rest of the cast, including Rosamund Pike as the love interest and Daniel Kaluuya as Atkinson’s sidekick, keep admirable straight faces.