Our Man In (3 x 60′) – This observational documentary series follows the busy working lives of British Consuls and their staff in Spain in some of the busiest offices in the world – Alicante, Ibiza, Mallorca, Barcelona and Tenerife – as they cope with everything British holidaymakers and expats throw at them.
Spain receives more than 13 million British visitors every year, has more than 800,000 British residents and the British consular staff dealt with nearly 12,000 cases last year alone.
Everyone’s story is different – some have simply been unlucky, others careless, some criminal and some just plain silly – and consular staff are left to pick up the pieces of wrecked holidays, car crashes, crime incidents, drunken binges, deaths and the hundred and one things that can go wrong when Brits go abroad. They are the people who will help when holiday makers and expats have no one else to turn to, can’t speak the language and are generally at their wits end.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Screenchannel TV
Source: Channel 4 Press Office