After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident.
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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)
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 Sam Levinson (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Hassan Khan (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Macintyre's Lawyer (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Mrs. Gardner (3 episodes, 2006)
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Wayne Downer ...
 Tim (3 episodes, 2006)
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 General Lane (3 episodes, 2006)
David Huband ...
 Warden Slake (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Al Rivero (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Airport Security / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Anthony Hanley (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Eshan Borisvitch (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Glen Laroche (2 episodes, 2006)
J.C. Kenny ...
 Jeb Starkey (2 episodes, 2006)
Glen Grant ...
 Boston Customs Officer (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Saida Sinclair (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Governor Karpinski (2 episodes, 2006)
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 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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what a wonderful surprise!
23 May 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I was very, very hopeful when I added "The State Within" to the top of my netflix queue. Stellar cast, BBC production. But sometimes you never know. However I must admit I was extremely surprised at how much I enjoyed the series.

It's six hours long and you have to pay attention because it has some great twists and turns and moments that will make you gasp out loud. As you watched the spectacle unfold you couldn't help but see the parallels to today's political climate and it just makes you...sad. Jason Isaacs was brilliant -- he's a far more talented actor then I had ever imagined. Of course, all I have to compare him to is Harry Potter, but I had no idea he had such presence, such ability, such range. The ending catches you completely off-guard. Whew.


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