Mission Improbable. Image shows from L to R: Lucy (Lizzie Bates), Jane (Catriona Knox), Amelia (Anna Emerson). Copyright: Top Dog Productions.

Mission Improbable

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 8 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Catriona Knox, Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson, Felicity Montagu, Anil Desai and Gordon Kennedy.

Series 2, Episode 2 - Diamonds!

After a tip off from Jane's mum's Russian cleaner, the team head to Moscow to surprise a possible diamond thief.

Further details

When Jane, Lucy and Amelia take Jane's mother out for a birthday meal they're not expecting to be thrust into their most dangerous adventure yet, but that's exactly what happens.

After failing to decide on a starter and then moaning about her husband's obsession with ladies tennis, Jane's mum casually drops into conversation the fact that her new Russian cleaner has some inside info on a recent high-profile diamond heist.

Jane drags the name Yuri Chekov out of her and then heads to the airport immediately with an amorous Lucy and a vodka-swilling Amelia in tow. It is very cold in Russia. Amelia is glad of her vodka as well as her furry hat - a live raccoon called Craig.

Lucy is keen to warm herself up using other means and the bearded stranger staring at her from the other side of the arrivals lounge seems like as good a place to start as any. Jane just wants to grab her bag from the carousel and get after Chekov but the fact that Amelia grabs it for her means that Jane's not in a position to wonder why the bag's got a lot heavier during their flight.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 4th June 2014
BBC Radio 4
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Catriona Knox Jane
Lizzie Bates Lucy
Anna Emerson Amelia
Felicity Montagu Angela Roberts
Anil Desai Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Felicity Montagu Ensemble Actor
Richie Webb Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Lizzie Bates Writer
Anna Emerson Writer
Catriona Knox Writer
Production team
Dave Lamb Producer
Richie Webb Producer

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