The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.
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 Keith Davis (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Neil Tilly (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Caitlin (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Isabel (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Natalia (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Jennifer / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
Andy Lucas ...
 Sergei (3 episodes, 2013)
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 French Ambassador (3 episodes, 2013)
Debbie Chazen ...
 Ludmilla (3 episodes, 2013)
George Lasha ...
 Tall Surveillance Man (3 episodes, 2013)
Sevan Stephan ...
 Short Surveillance Man (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Svecko (3 episodes, 2013)
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 President Karzak (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Tanya (3 episodes, 2013)
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 POD (3 episodes, 2013)
Lachele Carl ...
 US Ambassador (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Kevin (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Petrova (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Jamatt (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Anya (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Prince Mark (2 episodes, 2013)
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The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.

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Although set in the fictional nation of Tazbekistan, the series borrows heavily from real life personalities in Central Asia. The behavior of Prince Mark, Duke of Bath (Tom Hollander), including his speech criticizing the left-wing press in the UK and their investigation of business dealings in Tazbekistan, is remarkably similar to a 2008 visit to Kyrgyzstan by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, where he criticized the left-learning Guardian newspaper. The Tazbeki dictator's daughter Fergana (Lydia Leonard) also shares many similarities with Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, including an amateur music career and controversial party-girl public image. See more »

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Intelligent, Interesting and Enjoyable - More Please
12 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A fascinating mix of political satire, relationship drama and intelligent comedy, the Ambassadors was well acted by a quality cast and developed nicely over the 3 episodes. The absurdities of service in the FCO were well balanced by the consideration of some interesting themes and the inevitable moral quandaries that arise when trying to meet the often multiple and incompatible requirements of the diplomatic service.

Both Mitchell and Webb delivered enjoyable performances, and the production values were excellent, providing a realistic backdrop for the supporting cast to develop their characters.

I was genuinely disappointed to find out that there are only 3 episodes

  • it deserves more.



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