Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was a mini comedy series made for the BBC in 2013 – Ambassadors
About the Show
Summary of Plot
The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.- IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
David Mitchell – Keith Davis
Robert Webb – Neil Tilly
Susan Lynch – Caitlin
Amara Karan – Isabel
Shivani Ghai – Natalia
Keeley Hawes – Jennifer
- Although set in the fictional nation of Tazbekistan, the series borrows heavily from real life personalities in Central Asia. The behavior of Prince Mark, Duke of Bath (Tom Hollander), including his speech criticizing the left-wing press in the UK and their investigation of business dealings in Tazbekistan, is remarkably similar to a 2008 visit to Kyrgyzstan by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, where he criticized the left-learning Guardian newspaper. The Tazbeki dictator’s daughter Fergana (Lydia Leonard) also shares many similarities with Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, including an amateur music career and controversial party-girl public image.
- In 2014 Radio Times confirmed that the series would not be recommissioned but could possibly return as a single drama.