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The Prince's Trousers

Episode 2 of 3

Comedy following diplomats to the fictional Tazbekistan. The embassy is thrown into chaos when minor royal Prince Mark of Bath arrives on a trade mission.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2013 23:40

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Credits

Role Contributor
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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Behind the scenes of Ambassadors

Behind the scenes of Ambassadors

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