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

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
Jon Rolph Director
Adam Miller Director
Tira Shubart Producer
Jon Rolph Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer

Video

Candida Arrives

The American journalist Candida Coulter arrives in Karibu.

Featuring: Ruby Wax (Candida Coulter).

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