Inside the Foreign Office
This three-parter following civil servants in the Foreign Office would have made for interesting viewing at any point in recent history. But at a time when the skip fire that is Brexit continues to burn brightly and Donald Trump is taking a cudgel to international diplomacy, it is nothing less than fascinating. Episode one takes place at the tail end of Boris Johnson’s farcical reign as foreign secretary and sees staff contending with Russian meddling in Ukraine and a continued standoff over Syria. Plus a welcome appearance from Amal Clooney.