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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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 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)
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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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(6 parts) | (6 episodes)

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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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Superb!
18 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

With so much over-hyped mediocrity about we often here claims that programmes get better with every episode - but in this case it really is true! Absolutely riveting stuff this. Tightly scripted, lots of characters with ambiguous motives, very little is cut and dried, but with still enough "boo hiss" baddies to satisfy. It's not very often we get to see a political thriller where anything could happen, to any of the leading characters, at any time and this helps to build on, and at least maintain, the tension and sense of threat throughout.

Only into the third episode, but this is already a classic. I really hope it doesn't peter out or cop out towards its conclusion. But I have a funny feeling it won't disappoint. The only reason this didn't get a 10 from me is because I've not seen it all yet.


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