Starring the multi-award-winning comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb
The British Embassy is a corner of a foreign field that is forever England. Keith Davis is the newly appointed ambassador to Tazbekistan – a corrupt, oil-rich ex-Soviet state ruled by a terrifying elected despot known affectionately as the 'Prez'.
Davis is heavily reliant on his small, overworked team: Neil Tilly, the deputy ambassador, who has very different views on what the mission should be; Caitlin, the no-nonsense head of consular who knows there's nothing too stupid that a British tourist won't give a try; Isabel, the trade secretary, who annoys everyone with her naked ambition and POD aka the Prince of Darkness, his boss back in London, who constantly plagues him with contradictory orders delivered via videoconferencing.
Davis lives in the embassy residence with wife Jennifer who is brilliant at rescuing him from tricky diplomatic situations, which is lucky because whether it's flogging attack helicopters, dealing with royalty or rescuing idiotic Brits from death row, there are plenty of chances to make a career-ending blunder.
With this lot in charge there's no way Britain will lose it's influence in the world – is there?
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