The Prince's Trousers

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

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.

Credits

Keith Davis
David Mitchell
Neil Tilly
Robert Webb
Jennifer
Keeley Hawes
The Prez
Igal Naor
Caitlin
Susan Lynch
Isabel
Amara Karan
Tanya
Natalia Tena
Natalia
Shivani Ghai
Prince Mark
Tom Hollander
POD
Matthew Macfadyen
French Ambassador
Oliver Dimsdale
Jamatt
Richard Katz
Mike Treasure
Julian Lewis Jones
Amil Zarifi
Krystian Godlewski
Sergei
Andy Lucas
Ludmilla
Debbie Chazen
Svecko
Velibor Topic
US Ambassador
Lachele Carl
Tall surveillance man
George Lasha
Short surveillance man
Sevan Stephan
Kevin
James Doherty
Equerry
Edward Hibbert
Eziz
Daniel Rabin
Mrs Petrova
Jenny Galloway
Ex-Pat Lady
Janet Spencer-Turner
Tazbek Journalist
Isobel Pravda
Director
Jeremy Webb
Producer
Chris Carey
Writer
James Wood
Writer
Rupert Walters

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