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The Rabbit Never Escapes

Ambassadors Episode 1 of 3

Keith Davis, the British ambassador to Tazbekistan, is tasked with securing a £2billion helicopter contract for the UK. Things begin badly when he accidentally shoots an Ibex, the national animal of Tazbekistan, whilst on a hunting trip with the president. Then affairs are further jeopardized when an arrogant young British human rights activist is arrested by the regime on trumped up charges. This throws Davis into direct conflict with the deputy head of mission, Neil Tilly, who believes Britain should be prioritising human rights over winning arms contracts. Neil, though, has ethical troubles of his own when the Tazbek secret police blackmail him into spying on the British for them.

The embassy is hosting a 'Best of British Festival', offering an opportunity for Davis to impress the Tazbeks and persuade them to go with the British helicopters. However, the best the festival can offer is a medieval folk group from Gloucestershire, a demonstration of how to make a pork pie and a one man production of Frankenstein. Nobody, least of all Davis, is feeling too confident. News reaches them that the human rights activist is facing the death penalty and the ambassador and his team are forced to make a tough decision.

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Sat 28 Dec 2013 00:15

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Role Contributor
Keith DavisDavid Mitchell
Neil TillyRobert Webb
JenniferKeeley Hawes
The PrezIgal Naor
CaitlinSusan Lynch
IsabelAmara Karan
TanyaNatalia Tena
NataliaShivani Ghai
PODMatthew Macfadyen
French AmbassadorOliver Dimsdale
JamattRichard Katz
Stephen PembridgeElliot Cowan
Simon BroughtonHenry Lloyd-Hughes
SergeiAndy Lucas
LudmillaDebbie Chazen
SveckoVelibor Topic
US AmbassadorLachele Carl
Short surveillance manSevan Stephan
KevinJames Doherty
Mrs PetrovaJenny Galloway
GuideDanny Scheinmann
Tall surveillance manGeorge Lasha
DaisyHelen Daniels
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.