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Flying The Flag

Radio 4
Series One 1987
Series Two (date?)
Series Three 1990??
Series Four 1992

Alex Shearer’s traditional character sitcom, chronicling the ups and downs (mostly downs) of diplomatic life in a fictitious eastern-bloc country.  Dinsdale Landen starred as British ambassador MacKenzie, contending with bribery and beetroot-flavoured biscuits on a daily basis; Peter Acre and Moir Leslie were his co-stars.  When the series began the Cold War was still in full flow; later series reflected contemporary developments, as the People’s Republic became the People’s Democracy, and its populace was exposed to the winds of no change whatsoever.

© JB Sumner 1998.  Modified 19/10/98