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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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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 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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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BBC Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts) | (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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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Connections

Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.36 (2009) See more »

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what a wonderful surprise!
23 May 2007 | by niaraSee 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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