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The Prince's Trousers

Ambassadors Episode 2 of 3

Minor royal Prince Mark of Bath has been invited to Tazbekistan in his capacity as trade envoy to help the embassy win lucrative drilling licenses for AngloBrit Oil. With an unshakeable sense of entitlement and utter disregard for the sensitivities of others, Prince Mark soon makes himself unpopular with his exacting demands for luxurious accommodation and high-level service which far outstrip what Ambassador Davis and his wife Jennifer can provide at the embassy residence.

The prince's arrival coincides with the escape of one of Tazbekistan's most celebrated and outspoken dissidents, Amil Zarifi, who asks for sanctuary in the embassy. Unable to contact the ambassador, who is tied up managing Prince Mark, deputy head of mission Neil takes the decision to bring Zarifi into the compound - a decision which not only incenses his boss but also infuriates the Tazbeks who demand the British give up the dissident immediately.

With hopes of securing the oil licenses hanging by a thread, the embassy must rely on the man least likely to improve relations between Britain and Tazbekistan - Prince Mark of Bath. However, the prince's keynote speech in front of the president at a high-level dinner has a most surprising outcome.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2013 23:40


Role Contributor
Keith DavisDavid Mitchell
Neil TillyRobert Webb
JenniferKeeley Hawes
The PrezIgal Naor
CaitlinSusan Lynch
IsabelAmara Karan
TanyaNatalia Tena
NataliaShivani Ghai
Prince MarkTom Hollander
PODMatthew Macfadyen
French AmbassadorOliver Dimsdale
JamattRichard Katz
Mike TreasureJulian Lewis Jones
Amil ZarifiKrystian Godlewski
SergeiAndy Lucas
LudmillaDebbie Chazen
SveckoVelibor Topic
US AmbassadorLachele Carl
Tall surveillance manGeorge Lasha
Short surveillance manSevan Stephan
KevinJames Doherty
EquerryEdward Hibbert
EzizDaniel Rabin
Mrs PetrovaJenny Galloway
Ex-Pat LadyJanet Spencer-Turner
Tazbek JournalistIsobel Pravda
DirectorJeremy Webb
ProducerChris Carey
WriterJames Wood
WriterRupert Walters

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Mitchell & Webb talk about the new comedy drama set in the Republic of Tazbekistan.

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