Taking the Flak (2009)

Taking the Flak is a comedy drama which aired on BBC Two in summer 2009. It is set in a fictional Central African country that is the middle of a civil war. A team of BBC journalists arrive from London, to the annoyance of the local BBC stringer Harry Chambers, and send reports back to BBC News in London. The series has been described as "a bit like Drop the Dead Donkey meets The Constant Gardener". The series is written by Tira Shubart and Jon Rolph. The script consultant is Sandra Jones. It stars Martin Jarvis, Doon Mackichan, Bruce Mackinnon, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Damian O'Hare, Joanna Brookes, Lydiah Gitachu, Lucy Chalkley and Harry Lloyd. The theme music is a remix of David Lowe's BBC News Theme. In Australia, this program aired each Thursday at 10pm on ABC2 from 7 January, until 18 February 2010.

Release Date: 2009-07-08
Seasons: 1
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30
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