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Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1998 | 1999


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Innocent Passage

4 January 1998
The new British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Harriet Smith, arrives in Dublin to discover that the Irish government is accusing the British of sinking one of their ships in the Irish Sea. Smith partners with MI6 agent John Stone to uncover the truth. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Pauline Collins ... Harriet Smith

Denis Lawson ... John Stone

Owen Roe ... Minister Kevin Flaherty
Alison McKenna ... Jennifer
Sara Markland ... Becky
Des Cave ... Gerry Delaney
Veronica Duffy ... Molly Delaney
James Flynn ... TV Reporter
Michael James Ford ... FPV Commander
Joe Gallagher ... 2nd Trawler Man
Jason Gilroy ... Egg Thrower
Luke Griffin ... Shaun
Terence Harvey ... Commander Bracken

Tim Matthews ... Nate Smith

T.P. McKenna ... Taoiseach Healy
Brendan Morrissey ... 1st Reporter

Gerry O'Brien ... 1st Trawler Man
Noel O'Donovan ... Jackie Norris
John Olohan ... Uncle Joe
Kevin Reynolds ... Taoiseach's Private Secretary
Frank Smith ... Flaherty's Aide
Paul Ward ... 2nd Reporter
Graham Wilkinson ... 1st Protection Officer

Season 1, Episode 2: Refuge

11 January 1998
Ambassador Smith gives the battered British wife of a Saudi diplomat refuge in the embassy after he beats her up and attempts to kidnap their son. The decision may have major repercussion for the Irish government, which is trying to win the release of Irish nurses who were arrested in Saudi Arabia for drinking. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 1, Episode 3: Nine Tenths of the Law

18 January 1998
When a young British girl is arrested for drug smuggling, Ambassador Smith discovers that the girl works at the same bar as her 19-year-old son, Nate. Smith and MI6 Agent John Stone investigate illegal activity at the bar but their inquiry is disrupted by a bomb threat at the embassy. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 1, Episode 4: A Cluster of Betrayals

25 January 1998
Ambassador Smith's assistant is held hostage by a distraught man brandishing a canister of nuclear waste in protest of the number of children he says are dying from nuclear waste pollution of the Irish Sea by British facilities. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 1, Episode 5: Trade

1 February 1998
A young rent boy is found dead in a Dublin hotel room after having sex with a visiting politician from Northern Ireland. MI6 Agent John Stone is tasked with covering up the scandalous incident. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 1, Episode 6: Playing God

8 February 1998
In the season finale, Ambassador Smith learns that she may be the target of an assassination plot but refuses to compromise her official engagements. Meanwhile, she is faced with another dilemma when a former MI6 officer dying of cancer reveals his intentions to publish a memoir which could reveal sensitive government information. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Pauline Collins ... Harriet Smith

Denis Lawson ... John Stone
Alison McKenna ... Jennifer
Sara Markland ... Becky
Alan Archbold ... Nolan

Tom Connolly ... Sam Smith

Philip Jackson ... Douglas Milburn
Jack Lynch ... Stalker

Tim Matthews ... Nate Smith
Frederick Treves ... Sir Robert Beauchamp
Jonathan White ... Marcus Dugdale

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Road to Nowhere

18 April 1999
Ambassador Smith finds happiness with her new lover, Cochrane, but a break-in at her official residence forces her to make one of the most difficult decisions of her career in the Season 2 premiere. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 2, Episode 2: Vacant Possession

25 April 1999
The strain of being an ambassador is beginning to show on Harriet, and she enlists the help of her resident MI6 agent, John Stone, in preventing a civil war. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Pauline Collins ... Harriet Smith

Denis Lawson ... John Stone

Owen Roe ... Minister Kevin Flaherty
William Chubb ... Stephen Tyler
Agnes Bernelle ... Earnest matron

Des Braiden ... Sheriff
Guy Carleton ... Commander 1

Tim Casey ... Flaherty's 2nd aide
Sinead Clarkin ... Susan

Tom Connolly ... Sam Smith
Brian de Salvo ... Mandarin
Peter Dix ... Lord Carnforth

Phelim Drew ... O'Neill
Ronnie Drew ... Fishing Captain

Peter Egan ... Michael Cochrane
Lyn Fullerton ... Nicola
Dessie Gallagher ... Racketeer
Michelle Houlden ... Nuala
Alan Maher ... Rating
Eve Matheson ... Catherine Grieve

Michael McElhatton ... Commander 2
Gina Moxley ... Eileen
Devon Scott ... Anne McFarlane
Paul Walsh ... Liam

Season 2, Episode 3: A Foreign Affair

2 May 1999

Season 2, Episode 4: Cost Price

9 May 1999
Ambassador Smith is torn between love and duty when her boyfriend, Cochrane, is kidnapped for ransom and she is unable to illegally negotiate his release. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 2, Episode 5: Unholy Alliance

16 May 1999
A British family enlists the embassy's help in rescuing their teenage son from a cult in Dublin and Ambassador Smith must confront the enigmatic but dangerous cult leader, Cornelius. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 2, Episode 6: A Matter of Life and Death

23 May 1999
Ambassador Smith finds herself in the middle of a public media frenzy as well as a personal emotional dilemma after a young British girl in an Irish prison asks for assistance. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

Season 2, Episode 7: Getting Away with Murder

30 May 1999
In this tense conclusion of the series, Deputy Ambassador Tyler is accused of murdering his wife and Harriet is forced to question his innocence when diplomatic immunity becomes his only way off the hook. "The Ambassador" originally aired on the BBC.

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