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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Cast

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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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 Jennifer (5 episodes, 2006)
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)
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 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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Goofs

The cargo aircraft that was to transport the chemicals is described verbally as a 737. Yet the aircraft that is shown being loaded with those chemicals has three engines. See more »

Quotes

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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...and the final verdict
8 December 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The excellent finale last night was indeed a fine conclusion to super series. Good to see the beeb produce yet more high quality and original programming.

As seems to be the way in all TV and Film these days there was a classic twist - you never saw this one coming.

Terrific performances by the lead players, I was especially impressed by Ben Daniels (Brocklehurst) whose last contribution was in 'Doom'and the lamentable 'Cutting It', again on the BBC.

A tense and gripping script which had me hooked from the start and did not let up the entire 6 episodes, and some of the political manoeuvring was an art to behold. (more 'West Wing' than 'Yes Minister') Great bit of drama I'd definitely watch again.


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