• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Taking the Flak


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
2/7. Black Gold, Code Red. In Karibu, the BBC team are thrown into a panic when they hear the Americans are on their way, sparking a turf war between David and his arch rival, US news legend Candida Coulter.
Writers Sandra Jones , Jon Rolph and Tira Shubart Directors Adam Miller and Jon Rolph
Producers Jon Rolph and Tira Shubart bbc.co.uk/comedy
Press red after the show for new material and exclusive footage from the Flak location in Africa each night for the next six weeks


Unknown: Candida Coulter.
Unknown: Sandra Jones
Unknown: Jon Rolph
Unknown: Tira Shubart
Directors: Adam Miller
Directors: Jon Rolph
Producers: Jon Rolph
Producers: Tira Shubart
David Bradburn: Martin Jarvis
Jane Thomason: Doon MacKichan
Harry Chambers: Bruce MacKinnon
Grace: Lydiah Gitachu
Margaret Hollis: Joanna Brookes
Joyful Sifuri: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Alexander: Harry Lloyd
Chip: Sean Power
Mikombe: Sadat Mourad
Pineapple vendor: James Opere
Bernard: Abel Amunga
Kathy: Catherine Fewtrell
Villager: Alexander Lemunge
Cleaner: Boaz Mugah
Newsreader: Emily Maitlis
Candida Coulter: Ruby Wax

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about Taking the Flak, BBC Two England, 22.00, 15 July 2009
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/b222a7905ed44c6eacdc951de8561134

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel