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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 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

When Sinclair is traced, the map shows he is in Cape Charles, VA. Later when his body is found, the FBI agent states it was found in the Potomac, which is over 100 miles NW and across the Chesapeake Bay. 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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Now who's the bad guy?
23 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We're at episode four - and I'm like a kid with a new book dying to get to the end and yet longing for the story to carry on indefinitely. A rare title - one that describes the film perfectly - states within at all levels; from political perversion to commercial greed to personal persuasion. A huge onion of a script!

The plot is an artistic reconciliation (thus far) - the more complex the situations become,the more clearly we can distinguish personal facets of characters. But I think that there are yet some darker horses preparing for a gallop.

The story started fairly slowly and we were able to watch as individuals were drawn into the web of lies and deceit, many simply there to be trapped and killed. However I'm not sure whether or not we've met the master weaver yet or whether that will remain a mystery even after the final title has rolled.

I'm not worried about the end being a let down - unless Britain (or any other country for that matter) suddenly produces Sir Lancelot - and I don't think that's likely to happen.

I hope you've not missed it! If you have - watch out for the second showing - this is a really big treat.


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