The Ambassador

RTE (Ireland)
Director: Sydney Macartney
Cast as: Carol

Pauline Collins stars as Harriet Smith, Britain’s new Ambassador to Dublin, one of the country’s most coveted – and potentially explosive – Embassy postings. Supported by her Commercial Attaché and MI-6 operative John Stone (Denis Lawson), Harriet uses both diplomatic skill and common sense to bravely face issues ranging from territorial disputes, kidnapping and cults to sabotage and murder. Continually under fire, the Ambassador treads a minefield of Anglo-Irish tensions as she strives to prevent her personal life from clashing with her professional career – and her duty to Britain.