Ambassadors (2013)
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The Rabbit Never Escapes 

Keith Davis is the inept British ambassador in the Asian state of Tazbekistan, a country whose human rights record is as dire as its national dish, plov, which is all Neil's snooty wife ... See full summary »


Jeremy Webb




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Mitchell ... Keith Davis
Danny Scheinmann ... Guide
Oliver Dimsdale ... French Ambassador
Robert Webb ... Neil Tilly
Susan Lynch ... Caitlin
Richard Katz ... Jamatt
Igal Naor ... President Karzak
Keeley Hawes ... Jennifer Davis
George Lasha ... Tall Surveillance Man
Sevan Stephan Sevan Stephan ... Short Surveillance Man
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Simon Broughton
Velibor Topic ... Svecko
Amara Karan ... Isabel
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ... Sergei
Shivani Ghai ... Natalia


Keith Davis is the inept British ambassador in the Asian state of Tazbekistan, a country whose human rights record is as dire as its national dish, plov, which is all Neil's snooty wife Jennifer seems to get. Attempting to secure an order for British helicopters from the president Keith starts badly by shooting an ibex, the national animal of the country, though he manages to blame the French ambassador. Keith's capable deputy Neil Tilly and his assistant Caitlin are more concerned with securing the release of activist Simon Broughton from prison. Neil is approached by a national who blackmails him with incriminating photos into "helping us", though Simon is released. Keith organizes a British evening to impress the president, including arrogant actor Stephen Pembridge performing a one man show of Frankenstein, Morris dancers and a chutney-making demonstration. In the event the contract goes to the French, who have brought in a cabinet minister to stress the importance of the ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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23 October 2013 (UK) See more »

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Big Talk Productions See more »
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Also known as 'Ambassadors'. See more »


The Ambassador's car flies a Union flag upside down. See more »


References The Living Planet (1984) See more »

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A great start to a series
26 October 2013 | by grant-adlardSee all my reviews

I sat down to watch this with not very high hopes. Turns out that the bar which Messrs Mitchell and Webb have set is rather high.

It has a sense of 'Yes Minister' about it, (which I admit may be premature high praise indeed for the such an early start) but the episode did also contain some good Drama elements to it. The comedy is present without being too overbearing. It is so nice to see the double act of Mitchell and Webb really get their teeth into roles with some depth (which to be frank is the advantage of having a well thought out premise) seeing them making tough decisions, and to experience some excellent acting. I thought it had the perfect combination of "light and dark" comedy moments and in truth I can only hope the rest of the series is as of similar standard to this episode.... if so I will be a happy man.

I look forward to the next instalment....

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