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The Rabbit Never Escapes

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Comedy following diplomats to the fictional Tazbekistan. Keith tries to secure an arms contract for UK industry but a human rights activist causes trouble.

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 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
POD Matthew Macfadyen
French Ambassador Oliver Dimsdale
Jamatt Richard Katz
Stephen Pembridge Elliot Cowan
Simon Broughton Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Sergei Andy Lucas
Ludmilla Debbie Chazen
Svecko Velibor Topic
US Ambassador Lachele Carl
Short surveillance man Sevan Stephan
Kevin James Doherty
Mrs Petrova Jenny Galloway
Guide Danny Scheinmann
Tall surveillance man George Lasha
Daisy Helen Daniels
Director Jeremy Webb
Producer Chris Carey
Writer James Wood
Writer Rupert Walters


  • Wed 23 Oct 2013 21:00
  • Sat 28 Dec 2013 00:15

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Behind the scenes of Ambassadors

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