The way most Britons come into contact with the Foreign Office is when they get into trouble overseas. We follow three diplomats as they try to aid Brits who unexpectedly find themselves in serious trouble on the other side of the world. Ten young backpackers are thrown into a squalid overcrowded jail in Cambodia, facing pornography charges they all deny; an elderly couple haven't been heard from since their house was destroyed by the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the Caribbean; and a 17-year-old... [see more] girl in Iraq, about to be forced into a marriage, wants to escape back to the U.K.
INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE follows the men and women who work in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Britain, a less-known but highly prestigious branch of British government. The three-part series was filmed over the course of a year in mid-2017 as they worked tirelessly to respond the global crises and reassert British influence on the world stage.