London Embassy (1987)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Adapted for television by Paul Theroux from his own novel, the British miniseries London Embassy starred American actor Kristoffer Tabori as U.S. ambassador Spencer Savage. Having just served a stint at the foreign office in Malaysia, Savage was dispatched to London, where at first he thought that nothing untoward could possibly happen to him. Within a few weeks, however, the hero was swept up in a maelstrom of self-defeating bureaucracy, frustrating state secrets, gnomish spies and double agents, and gorgeous women who were Not What They Seemed. The six hour-long episodes of London Embassy were broadcast by Thames Television in 1987.