Inside The Foreign Office

Inside The Foreign Office

Keeping Power and Influence

Keeping power and influence is the priority task of Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service - the chief civil servant - in a Foreign Office. During the filming of this series, Boris Johnson, a Member of Parliament, served as the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (serving through 2018). Politicians may come and go, but civil servants remain. We follow the diplomats as they wrestle with a series of...
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  • program length: 47 minutes
  • episode #101

Wednesday, September 18 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

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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.