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The State Within 

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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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
Emma Campbell ...  Sally Davis 5 episodes, 2006
Rahnuma Panthaky ...  Nasreen Qureshi 5 episodes, 2006
Briony Glassco ...  Jennifer 5 episodes, 2006
Louca Tassone Louca Tassone ...  Azzam Sinclair 5 episodes, 2006
Roman Podhora 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 David Eisner ...  Sam Levinson 4 episodes, 2006
Vijay Mehta ...  Hassan Khan 3 episodes, 2006
Peter Snider Peter Snider ...  Macintyre's Lawyer 3 episodes, 2006
Anita Carey Anita Carey ...  Mrs. Gardner 3 episodes, 2006
Rory O'Shea ...  Anchor 2 / ... 3 episodes, 2006
Wayne Downer Wayne Downer ...  Tim 3 episodes, 2006
Todd Sandomirsky ...  Terry Bennett / ... 3 episodes, 2006
Peter James Haworth 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 Cory Atkins ...  Glen Laroche 2 episodes, 2006
J.C. Kenny J.C. Kenny ...  Jeb Starkey 2 episodes, 2006
Glen Grant Glen Grant ...  Boston Customs Officer 2 episodes, 2006
Daniela Lama 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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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller | War

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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 anotherowen1See 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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (UK) See more »

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The State Within See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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BBC Films See more »
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(6 parts) | (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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