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The Tazbek Spring

Episode 3 of 3

Comedy following diplomats to the fictional Tazbekistan. An anti-government rebellion takes to the streets, provoking a fierce crackdown by the army.

Ambassador Davis and his wife Jennifer are marking the president's Platinum Jubilee with a party at the residence. However, the evening is disrupted by gunfire and explosions on the streets of the capital as the army suppress an anti-government rebellion.

Later that night, the ambassador is woken by the arrival of Mr Jackson, a legendary Foreign Office interrogation specialist. He has been sent to 'vet' all embassy staff to ascertain if any of them have been spying. This is bad news for Neil who, blackmailed by the Tazbek secret police, has been passing them classified information.

As the rebellion intensifies, the ambassador has to make a difficult decision: should he risk his career attempting to make contact with the rebel leader or stick to his usual cautious attitude of waiting to see how events transpire? Thrown out of his comfort zone by an incisive analysis of his character flaws by Mr Jackson and the pleas of his wife Jennifer to do something to stop people being slaughtered on the streets, Davis is sparked into a courageous but possibly doomed mission into the heart of the Tazbek rebellion.

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Mon 30 Dec 2013 01:00

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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
Robert Jackson Michael Smiley
POD Matthew Macfadyen
French Ambassador Oliver Dimsdale
Fergana Lydia Leonard
Oybek Yerzhan Umit Ulgen
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
Captain Jones Ralph Jones
Captain Uriel Emil
Rebel Aleksandar Aleksiev
Mrs Petrova Jenny Galloway
Director Jeremy Webb
Producer Chris Carey
Writer James Wood
Writer Rupert Walters
Checkpoint soldier Marat Berdyyev

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