Taking The Flak. Image shows from L to R: Rory Wallace (Damian O'Hare), Jane Thomason (Doon Mackichan), David Bradburn (Martin Jarvis), Joyful Sifuri (Kobna Holdbrook-Smith), Margaret Hollis (Joanna Brookes), Harry Chambers (Bruce Mackinnon), Grace Matiko (Lydiah Gitachu). Copyright: BBC.

Taking The Flak

BBC Two comedy drama / sitcom. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Martin Jarvis, Doon Mackichan, Bruce Mackinnon, Joanna Brookes, Damian O'Hare, Lydiah Gitachu, Lucy Chalkley and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Black Gold

When US network news legend Candida Coulter cascades into Karibu, the American invasion of the conflict-torn African country begins.

Further details

Taking The Flak. Candida Coulter (Ruby Wax). Copyright: BBC.

When US network news legend Candida Coulter cascades into Karibu, flanked by her long-suffering cameraman and producer, the American invasion of the conflict-torn African country begins.

A turf war for talking heads breaks out between Coulter and her arch-rival, BBC correspondent David Bradburn. However, with bribery, exploding pineapples and power-outages, it is anyone's guess which national news reporter will get to file their story first.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 15th July 2009
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Martin Jarvis David Bradburn
    Doon Mackichan Jane Thomason
    Bruce Mackinnon Harry Chambers
    Joanna Brookes Margaret Hollis
    Lydiah Gitachu Grace Matiko
    Harry Lloyd Alexander Taylor-Pierce
    Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Joyful Sifuri
    Guest cast
    Ruby Wax Candida Coulter
    Sean Power Chip (Candida's cameraman)
    Mourad Sadat Mkombe
    James Opere Pineapple Vendor
    Abel Amunga Bernard
    Catharine Fewtrell Kathy
    Alexander Lemunge Villager
    Boaz Mugah Cleaner
    Emily Maitlis Self
    Writing team
    Tira Shubart Writer
    Jon Rolph Writer
    Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Georgina Millett Production Designer
    William Webb Editor
    Jon Rolph Director
    Adam Miller Director
    Tira Shubart Producer
    Jon Rolph Producer
    Jon Plowman Executive Producer
    David Lowe Composer

    Video

    Candida Arrives

    The American journalist Candida Coulter arrives in Karibu.

    Featuring: Ruby Wax (Candida Coulter).

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