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Taking the Flak


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New series. 1/7. Bigfooting. Comedy drama about a group of BBC journalists who arrive in Karibu to cover an African war. Aspiring writer Harry hopes the story will be his big break - but senior professionals look set to stop him in his tracks.
Writers Sandra Jones , Jon Rolph and Tira Shubart ; Producers
Jon Rolph and Tira Shubart bbc.co.uk/comedy
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Unknown: Sandra Jones
Unknown: Jon Rolph
Unknown: Tira Shubart
Producers: Jon Rolph
Producers: Tira Shubart
Harry Chambers: Bruce MacKinnon
David Bradburn: Martin Jarvis
Margaret Hollis: Joanna Brookes
Jane Thomason: Doon MacKichan
Joyful Sifuri: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Jack: Lloyd Owen
Nigel Bagwell: MacKenzie Crook
Grace: Lydiah Gitachu
Samantha: Lucy Chalkley
Bill Turnbull: Himself
Sian Williams: Herself
George Alagiah: Himself

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