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Release Date:
2 November 2006 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Ambassador to Washington is the pinnacle of success in the Foreign Office and the position is offered to only the brightest and the best... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 42 of 44)

Jason Isaacs ... Mark Brydon (6 episodes, 2006)

Ben Daniels ... Nicholas Brocklehurst (6 episodes, 2006)

Eva Birthistle ... Jane Lavery (6 episodes, 2006)

Neil Pearson ... Phil Lonsdale (6 episodes, 2006)

Genevieve O'Reilly ... Caroline Hanley (6 episodes, 2006)

Sharon Gless ... Lynne Warner (6 episodes, 2006)

Noam Jenkins ... Christopher Styles (6 episodes, 2006)

Ted Whittall ... Gordon Adair (6 episodes, 2006)

Christopher Bolton ... Vinny Swain (6 episodes, 2006)

Nigel Bennett ... Charles Macintyre (6 episodes, 2006)

Marnie McPhail ... George Blake (6 episodes, 2006)

Alex Jennings ... James Sinclair (6 episodes, 2006)

Aaron Abrams ... Matthew Weiss (6 episodes, 2006)
Laurent Vernin ... James Sinclair (6 episodes, 2006)

Emma Campbell ... Sally Davis (5 episodes, 2006)

Rahnuma Panthaky ... Nasreen Qureshi (5 episodes, 2006)

Briony Glassco ... Jennifer (5 episodes, 2006)
Louca Tassone ... Azzam Sinclair (5 episodes, 2006)
Roman Podhora ... Vernon (4 episodes, 2006)
Michael Rhoades ... Gary Pritchard (4 episodes, 2006)

Lennie James ... Luke Gardner (4 episodes, 2006)

Ron Lea ... Carl Garcia (4 episodes, 2006)

Patrick Garrow ... 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)

Rory O'Shea ... Anchor 2 / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Wayne Downer ... Tim (3 episodes, 2006)

Todd Sandomirsky ... Terry Bennett / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Peter James Haworth ... General Lane (3 episodes, 2006)
David Huband ... Warden Slake (3 episodes, 2006)

Joe Pingue ... Al Rivero (3 episodes, 2006)
Kevin Louis ... Airport Security / ... (2 episodes, 2006)

Jonathan Whittaker ... Anthony Hanley (2 episodes, 2006)

Paulino Nunes ... 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)

Barry Flatman ... Governor Karpinski (2 episodes, 2006)
Arlene Duncan ... Female FBI agent (2 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Michael Offer (3 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Percival (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Lizzie Mickery (6 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Percival (6 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Patrick Cassavetti .... producer / supervising producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Grainne Marmion .... producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Kathryn Mitchell .... executive producer: BBC America / executive producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Jessica Pope .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Original Music by
Jennie Muskett (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Perrault (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Head (3 episodes, 2006)
Nick McPhee (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Casting by
Deirdre Bowen (6 episodes, 2006)
Kate Rhodes James (5 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Sandra Kybartas (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Armando Sgrignuoli (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Calderhead (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume Design by
Michael Harris (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lee-Anne Crossman .... assistant makeup artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Catherine Davies Irvine .... key makeup artist / makeup department head (6 episodes, 2006)
Debra Johnson .... key hair stylist (6 episodes, 2006)
Amanda Milne .... assistant hair stylist / first hair assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Brian Gibson .... production manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor / post-production supervisor: UK (6 episodes, 2006)
Adam Roberts .... post-production supervisor: Canada (6 episodes, 2006)

Mitch Harbeson .... production manager: Florida (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emily Drake .... trainee assistant director (5 episodes, 2006)
Lori Mather-Welch .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2006)
David Antoniuk .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2006)
Darrin Brown .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2006)
Mark Easey .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)
Linda Pope .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)

Keira French .... daily assistant director (unknown episodes)
Cindy L. Irwin .... daily assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Zabawa .... daily assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Alexandra Anthony .... set buyer (6 episodes, 2006)
Dave Bracken .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Nitram Dass .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
Jennifer Demsyn .... set coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Michael Genereux .... assistant property master / assistant props (6 episodes, 2006)
David Gruer .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
Craig Harris .... assistant props / on-set dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
John Hazel .... swing (6 episodes, 2006)
Doug Henderson .... assistant head carpenter (6 episodes, 2006)
Jason Herriott .... scenic artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Garry Honcharuk .... property master (6 episodes, 2006)
Rod James .... key scenic (6 episodes, 2006)
Rod Jones .... key scenic artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Helen Kaneva .... lead dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
Brent Kelly .... lead dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
Jordan Kerner .... swing (6 episodes, 2006)
Jae Pak .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2006)
Trina Sandler .... props assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Craig Tovell .... head carpenter (6 episodes, 2006)
Adam Urquhart .... on-set dresser (6 episodes, 2006)
Lee Wildgen .... props buyer (6 episodes, 2006)
David Maltese .... set dec buyer (3 episodes, 2006)
Matthew Alan Taylor .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Dan Daniels .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2006)
Roger Dobson .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Paul William Edwards .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Tony Gibson .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Scott Jones .... dubbing mixer / sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2006)
Brian Mellersh .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2006)

Wayne Brooks .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Roman Alexander Buchok .... boom operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jamie Caple .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Arran Mahoney .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Filipa Principe .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Lenny Rabinowitz .... adr recording engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michelle Martin .... visual effects producer (6 episodes, 2006)
Emma White .... 2D compositor: Lime (6 episodes, 2006)

Joe Arnold .... camera technical director (unknown episodes)
Kevin Campbell .... technical manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)

Tig Fong .... stunt performer / stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Jean Frenette .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Christopher McGuire .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Pazz Neglia .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Simon Northwood .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Branko Racki .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Robert Racki .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
John Stead .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Max White .... stunt double: Nicholas (unknown episodes)
Geoff Williams .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Shane Baker .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (6 episodes, 2006)
Craig Black .... electrician (6 episodes, 2006)
Phil Calambakas .... best boy grip (6 episodes, 2006)
Lini Campbell .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2006)
Michael Curtis .... electrician (6 episodes, 2006)
Kim Derko .... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit (6 episodes, 2006)
Chris Faulkner .... key grip (6 episodes, 2006)
Mark W. Hindle .... video playback assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Jeremy Jemec .... electrician (6 episodes, 2006)
J.P. Leblanc .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (6 episodes, 2006)
Don LeClair .... grip (6 episodes, 2006)
Jeremy Lyall .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2006)
Frank Polyak .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2006)
Dave Sansford .... generator operator (6 episodes, 2006)
Harry Stroud .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2006)
James Tamblyn .... playback operator (6 episodes, 2006)
Mark Walpole .... first assistant camera: Washington D.C. (6 episodes, 2006)
Christopher Watson .... best boy electric (6 episodes, 2006)
Steve Winn .... grip (6 episodes, 2006)
Stewart Grayburn .... dolly grip (5 episodes, 2006)

Adam Craig .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Ben Mark Holzberg .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Macklin .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Cara Beckinsale .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Christopher Richards .... casting associate (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margret Forsyth .... assistant costume designer / assistant costume director (6 episodes, 2006)
Jenn Lantz .... set costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
Nicole Pearson .... costume truck supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Nigel Bunyan .... first assistant editor / assembly editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (6 episodes, 2006)
Andy Roberts .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Marie-Hélène Boulianne .... telecine assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Marc Eskenazi .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2006)

Maria Bailey .... editing intern (unknown episodes)
Reyhan Yusuf .... editing intern (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Kirsty Whalley .... synthesizer programmer (6 episodes, 2006)
David Walter .... music programmer (2 episodes, 2006)

Simon Changer .... music mixer (unknown episodes)
Andy Patterson .... music assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael Bingham .... head driver (6 episodes, 2006)
Mike Curran .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Michael Drysdale .... picture car coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Richard Miazek .... transportation captain (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Hannelore Biesinger-Kee .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Darryl Boulley .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Janet Chandler .... payroll (6 episodes, 2006)
Judy Chui .... co-location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Kevin Drysdale .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2006)
Paul Franklin .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Paul B. Gibbs .... supervising production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Sheena Graham .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Mitch Harbeson .... location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Elmer Jones .... location manager / co-location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Max Moorhead .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Lisa Osborne .... script executive (6 episodes, 2006)
Karen Patterson Bowden .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
Cody Robertson .... assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Mark Stevenson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Eve Wheeler .... post-production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Hope Faith White .... first assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (5 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Barton .... researcher (3 episodes, 2006)
Todd Shannon Jr. .... water safety (2 episodes, 2006)

Stephanie Lee Berger .... weapons handler (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Drevnig .... on-set tutor (unknown episodes)
Bill Hong .... operator: camera car/insert car (unknown episodes)
Miriam Laurence .... dialect coach: pre-production (unknown episodes)
Dahla MacKenna .... educational supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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360 min (6 parts) | 59 min (6 episodes)
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Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Rousing, Topical Thriller!, 23 August 2007
Author: Christopher T. Chase (cchase@onebox.com) from Arlington, VA.

Going into this six-part series, I have to admit that my interest at first was mostly prurient, thanks to a couple of well-placed clips on YouTube (and I'll let you guess which ones.) Rare is the occasion that my partner and I will put up with an entire series over the span of two nights, but we got so involved that we actually did it: Parts 1-3 one night; 4-6 on the following evening.

And was it worth it! From the moment a British jetliner on the way back to London explodes over Washington, DC, THE STATE WITHIN literally grabs you by the throat and won't stop shaking you until the final episode.

Now, fans of series like 24, CSI and THE UNIT should take note here: this is way out of the comfort zone of the 'casual' viewer. To their credit, writers Lizzie Mickery and Daniel Percival are not about to spoon-feed you one single detail, so mentally you'd better be 'on your toes' at all times and keeping up with all the espionage, double-dealing and a large and exceptional cast, because this train's not stopping to wait for anybody. Plus the kinetic directing styles of Michael Offer in the first three episodes and writer Percival taking the helm for the remainder, ensure that it stays moving and engaging, even when there's not a lot of things blowing up or people getting dispatched in the nastiest ways possible.

The ensemble cast, led in an unusually heroic turn by Jason Isaacs is great, as everyone brings something to the table. If you are familiar with British and Canadian television, a few faces will definitely be familiar to you, especially FOREVER KNIGHT'S Nigel Bennett playing one of his most hissable brand of baddies, and Lennie James in a surprisingly sympathetic role as a death-row inmate. Ben Daniels and Noam Jenkins are standouts as two men who are essentially on opposite sides of the same coin (and so much more.)

And definitely worth noting is Sharon Gless' performance as the steely Secretary of Defense who seems to be pulling all the strings and manipulating all the players in this nightmarish scenario, but wait! No one and nothing is as it seems in this piece, and though it feels like the first two episodes kind of leave you swinging in the wind, your patience will be richly rewarded as by Part Three, the pieces begin to fall into place. And if the story threads of WMD's, covert military operations, backroom deals and cold-blooded murder sounds a little too familiar, you better believe that it's intentional.

In fact, it's a mark of Mickery and Percival's creative skills, that when I started watching the news shortly after finishing Part 6, I felt like I was still watching the movie!

I recommend THE STATE WITHIN with extreme bias on my part. I love "thinking man's thrillers", and this is one of the best I've seen in a long time. American writers and producers should watch this and learn something....

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