The Diplomat (UK/2023) Fights Hard For British Nationals

The Diplomat series is from the United Kingdom. It is a contemporary political and diplomatic tale about two British diplomats – Laura Simmonds (Sophie Rundle) and Alba Ortiz (Serena Manteghi) posted in Catalan city.

The junior colleague Alba is a good friend and confidant of her senior Laura. These two British Consul employees assist British Citizens, who find themselves in challenging situations while visiting Spain.

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- details

GenreDrama, Thriller
Original LanguageEnglish (UK)
CreatorBen Richards
Season & EpisodesOne (1) Season & Six (6) Episodes
CastSophie Rundle, Serena Manteghi, Dylan Brady, Steven Cree, Isak Férriz, Philipp Boos, etc.
AwardsCeltic Media Awards 2023 – Drama Series
BPG Awards (Nomination) 2023 – Best Drama Mini-Series
About – The Diplomat

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- synopsis

The six-part series follows Laura Simmonds (Sophie Rundle) and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz (Serena Manteghi) as they fight to protect British nationals who are in trouble in the Catalan city. Mixing the roles of lawyer, counsellor and cop, Laura and Alba’s diplomatic skills are stretched to the limit by the stream of cases that walk through the Consul’s doors in Spain.

The series opens with the unexplained death of a young British barman working around Barcelona’s notorious marina. You can read more about it here on FM and/or on the official website of The Diplomat series.

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Free} review

I remembered watching the lead character of this series Sophie Rundle {who plays British Consul Laura Simmonds in The Diplomat (UK) show} in other hit shows like – Peaky Blinders (UK) and The Bodyguard (UK), not so long ago. She has done a good acting job in both series. Also, her comrade in arm Serena Manteghi has done charming acting to keep the viewers interested in their problem-solving abilities.

Laura Simmonds and Alba Ortiz in this show, two tackle the problematic tasks of stalking, kidnapping, violent attacks and even murders in a foreign nation Spain, and these involve people from the home country United Kingdom. They are fire-fighting in each episode to help the British nationals in crisis. In addition to solving the murder case of a young British man working as a barman in Barcelona marina.

It is an engaging drama about the less-talked-about interesting art of diplomacy in a foreign nation involving the ordinary citizens of the home country.

Our readers have advised us not to share the show’s detailed storylines. So we are not going to share every detail of the plotlines with you all, instead, we are sharing the skeleton details of its plotlines and end.

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Alert} episodes details & endings explained

Episode One (1)

When the body of Jay Sutherland, a British barman is found in the Barcelona marina, British Consul Laura Simmonds supports Colin Sutherland, a grieving father’s search for answers. However, her new boss Sam Henderson at the Consular Office does not like and help Laura while she tries to solve the mysterious death of the young barman Jay, a British citizen working in Spain.

Episode Two (2)

Laura is called in to assist when a violent break-in leaves a man seriously injured and his wife missing from their home, thereby leaving their young kids at the mercy of the local Social Services of Spain. But the influential grandfather of the kids steps in to take charge. Laura and Alba use their diplomatic skills to satisfactorily resolve this complicated family case.

Episode Three (3)

Laura receives some unexpected help in Jay Sutherland’s murder investigation from a shady character. Despite the arrest, this murder case has too many layers of mystery and is not yet over.

Episode Four (4)

A British child is abducted in Spain, requiring all of Laura’s diplomatic skills to find the missing kid. It was the case of the wife and the desperate ex-husband, who decided to take the law (as well as his kid) into his own hands, make a run, escape from Spain and return to Britain. Diplomatic – tact and craft assist Laura, as she solves this complex situation.

Episode Five (5)

The Consulate team deals with unreliable witnesses in a case of police violence involving an elderly couple and an Asian cop. It is the case when the emotions get better of the people involved and tragedy happens. Laura and Alba use all their savoir-faire skill sets to get the matter resolved to the satisfaction of the people involved in this shocking incident.

Episode Six (6)

In the season finale, Laura is adamant and determined to get Colin Sutherland the justice he deserves, Laura puts herself in danger to uncover the truth. Her colleague Alba does the same, however in another case involving stalking and violent intimidation of a young female social media influencer. Both Laura and Alba go out of their way to help the British nationals, despite the personal risks and threats.

Its season-ending explained

This six-episode show opens with the unexplained death of a young British barman, who was working around the notorious people in the marina of Barcelona. Right from the first episode onwards, Laura supports the dead British barman’s angry father. However, neither the Spanish police nor the British Foreign Office (Laura’s superior officer at the Consul Office) are keen to pursue a murder enquiry.

Still, both Laura and her colleague Alba continue to search for the truth behind his mysterious death.

In the end, they manage to unravel all the unsavoury details about the unfortunate and tragic events surrounding the young barman’s death. Laura not only uncovers the murder of the barman and the link to organised crime but also its links with the British intelligence services. Not ready to back down, Laura’s quest for truth and justice places her in real trouble with dangerous people, as she threatens to expose secrets that the British and Spanish authorities will go to any lengths to keep hidden.

The Diplomat ends when the police catch the killer. Laura sees off the satisfied (not angry) father of a dead barman and her friendly team (including Alba) remains intact in the end. However, Laura decides to break off with her boyfriend and not opt for posting in New York. So, all is well that ends well in The Diplomat.

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- our take

We reviewed another show with the same name The Diplomat (USA/2023) in our magazine, recently. These two shows came from two different countries – the USA and the UK. These two nations are divided by (the proverbial big pond) the Atlantic Ocean. One of them – Britain (UK) was the colonial superpower in the past and the other – the USA is the superpower of the present era.

It comes as no surprise that the show from the UK deals primarily with the day-to-day working of consul staff members when they try to resolve the issues faced by common citizens of Britain. Meanwhile, the show from the USA concentrates on larger issues of the geopolitics of the world, perhaps because this story and production originate in the global superpowers.

We liked The Diplomat (UK/2023) show so we watched it this weekend.

This is a good thriller drama for time-pass on any given day.

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- posters

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series – Poster

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- ratings

FM’s rating3.55/5
IMDb rating as of the date6.70/10
The Diplomat – FM & IMDb ratings

The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series:- trailer

The Diplomat (UK/2023) – Trailer | Youtube.

Featured & other images from The Diplomat (UK/2023) Series | IMDb.