The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.








Series cast summary:
David Mitchell ...  Keith Davis 3 episodes, 2013
Robert Webb ...  Neil Tilly 3 episodes, 2013
Susan Lynch ...  Caitlin 3 episodes, 2013
Amara Karan ...  Isabel 3 episodes, 2013
Shivaani Ghai ...  Natalia 3 episodes, 2013
Keeley Hawes ...  Jennifer / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ...  Sergei 3 episodes, 2013
Oliver Dimsdale ...  French Ambassador 3 episodes, 2013
Debbie Chazen ...  Ludmilla 3 episodes, 2013
George Lasha ...  Tall Surveillance Man 3 episodes, 2013
Sevan Stephan Sevan Stephan ...  Short Surveillance Man 3 episodes, 2013
Velibor Topic ...  Svecko 3 episodes, 2013
Igal Naor ...  President Karzak 3 episodes, 2013
Natalia Tena ...  Tanya 3 episodes, 2013
Matthew Macfadyen ...  POD 3 episodes, 2013
Lachele Carl ...  US Ambassador 3 episodes, 2013
James Doherty ...  Kevin 3 episodes, 2013
Jenny Galloway ...  Mrs. Petrova 3 episodes, 2013
Richard Katz ...  Jamatt 2 episodes, 2013
Isobel Pravda Isobel Pravda ...  Anya 2 episodes, 2013
Tom Hollander ...  Prince Mark 2 episodes, 2013


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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Funny, Intelligent and Best of British
30 November 2013 | by simon-852-379754See all my reviews

I have never been tempted to write a review before, but was roused into action when I heard that this series only had three episodes and there are no plans for any more.

I think this is the best comedy I have seen since Episodes. There were many times when I laughed out loud. Each week my girlfriend and I eagerly looked forward to the next installment

This was intelligently written and very funny. It centres around the ambassador and his right-hand man, the ambassador's wife and a small group of staff at embassy. It comes across a quintessentially British bumbling around in a foreign country trying to grasp a strange culture. As someone well travelled, I would normally hate that approach but credit to the excellent writing. This kept me entertained with mild plots and lots of laugher.

I will be recommending this to all my friends especially ex-pats that are always looking for gems of British TV and British comedy.

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23 October 2013 (UK) See more »

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