In sitcom Farrington of the F.O. Harriet Emily Farrington finds herself appointed British consul in an obscure Latin American Republic. While Harriet does her best to cope with revolutions, corruption and lost tourists, her colleague Major Willoughby-Gore was keen to see her fail and does his best to undermine her achievements. Of course her task was made even harder by the fact that she was a woman in a male dominated environment.
Other regular characters include Fidel Sanchez and Annie Begley.
Of course in best Duty Free style the series never ventured beyond the confines of the TV studios.
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 14×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 13 February 1986 – 15 July 1987
Writer: Dick Sharples / Music: Alan Hawkshaw / Producer and Director: Ronnie Baxter
Angela Thorne as Harriet Emily Farrington
John Quayle as Major Percy Willoughby-Gore
Tony Haygarth as Fidel Sanchez
Joan Sims as Annie Begley
Tim Barrett as P J Parker (series 1)