The State Within (2006)

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Ambassador to Washington is the pinnacle of success in the Foreign Office and the position is offered to only the brightest and the best. But Ambassador Mark Brydon finds his skills tested ... See full summary »

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 Mark Brydon (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Nicholas Brocklehurst (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Jane Lavery (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Phil Lonsdale (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Caroline Hanley (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Lynne Warner (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Christopher Styles (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Gordon Adair (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Vinny Swain (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Charles Macintyre (6 episodes, 2006)
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 George Blake (6 episodes, 2006)
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 James Sinclair (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Matthew Weiss (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Sally Davis (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Nasreen Qureshi (5 episodes, 2006)
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Louca Tassone ...
 Azzam Sinclair (5 episodes, 2006)
Roman Podhora ...
 Vernon (4 episodes, 2006)
Michael Rhoades ...
 Gary Pritchard (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Luke Gardner (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Carl Garcia (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Brad Godovsky (4 episodes, 2006)
David Eisner ...
 Sam Levinson (4 episodes, 2006)
Vijay Mehta ...
 Hassan Khan (3 episodes, 2006)
Peter Snider ...
 Macintyre's Lawyer (3 episodes, 2006)
Anita Carey ...
 Mrs. Gardner (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Anchor 2 / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Wayne Downer ...
 Tim (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Terry Bennett / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Peter James Haworth ...
 General Lane (3 episodes, 2006)
David Huband ...
 Warden Slake (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Al Rivero (3 episodes, 2006)
Kevin Louis ...
 Airport Security / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Anthony Hanley (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Eshan Borisvitch (2 episodes, 2006)
Cory Atkins ...
 Glen Laroche (2 episodes, 2006)
J.C. Kenny ...
 Jeb Starkey (2 episodes, 2006)
Glen Grant ...
 Boston Customs Officer (2 episodes, 2006)
Daniela Lama ...
 Saida Sinclair (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Governor Karpinski (2 episodes, 2006)
Arlene Duncan ...
 Female FBI agent (2 episodes, 2006)
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Ambassador to Washington is the pinnacle of success in the Foreign Office and the position is offered to only the brightest and the best. But Ambassador Mark Brydon finds his skills tested to the limits when, following a major diplomatic incident, he is thrust into a web of tangled relationships and conflicting interests. In a world of high stakes, where manipulation of information means ultimate power, the question is: who can he trust? Written by Anonymous

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When Mark returns to the Embassy with Sinclair's little boy, and takes the boy to the room where he can stay, you can hear European Blackbirds (Turdus merula) and Great and Blue Tits (Parus major and caeruleus) singing from outside - these birds and their singing don't exist in Washington D. C. - but they exist in Great Britain. See more »

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Sir Mark Brydon: You're a duplicitous bastard.
Nicholas Brocklehurst: It's my job.
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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.36 (2009) See more »

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BBC's answer to "24"
6 June 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This thriller can be described as "24" without the action but with the same wonderful twists and turns. Not until the fourth episode you get some sense what the story is about. Of course the plot seems far fetched. But if you look at Bush and his policy it suddenly is closer to home than you imagine. It is also obvious that this series is some sort of protest or at least criticism against US policy regarding terrorists and the death penalty. (The attention this sub plot got was gripping drama at best. Excellent performance by Lennie James!) We get some insight what a British ambassador does and needs to do in order to maintain his position. Jason Isaacs who is most famous for portraying villains is wonderful and amazing as the main character. Tough,diplomatic,a man of action and not afraid to show his compassion and emotion. He really shows it all. What more do you want. Good performances,intriguing plot and solid entertainment! I hope we will see more of shows like this in the future.


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