Tuesday, 15 October 2013
TV: Ambassadors: Trailer - BBC Two
David Mitchell is newly arrived British Ambassador Keith Davies, who is struggling to cope with the demands of his job - and he's not getting much help from Robert Webb's seasoned second in command, Neil Tilly.
The duo are part of a team under constant, competing pressures: pressures from London keen to ensure UK PLC doesn't miss out on lucrative business contracts in an emerging oil rich nation; pressure from his under-funded, under-resourced embassy struggling to maintain an image of Britain as an important global political heavyweight; and pressure to maintain good relations with a rigid, autocratic local regime with a dubious human rights record.
With the 'Prince of Darkness' scrutinising their every move from the Foreign Office in London, slip-ups aren't an option - and yet, little seems to go smoothly.
Wed 23 Oct 2013