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State Within, The (BBC-1 2006, Jason Isaacs, Sharon Gless)



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When a flight headed for the UK explodes during take off from a Washington DC airport, America believes it may be, once again, under attack. As the day progresses, mounting evidence suggests that it’s the work of a British suicide bomber. With political relations between the UK and the U.S. in jeopardy, the British Ambassador, Sir Mark Brydon (Jason Isaacs, Friends with Money, Brotherhood), maneuvers U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lynne Warner (Sharon Gless, Cagney and Lacey, Queer as Folk) into a public show of solidarity. But behind the scenes, tension mounts between the pair.

As a series of frightening events unfold, Brydon finds himself in the center of a terrifying conspiracy that could bring down Western governments. In the murky world of international conspiracy and espionage, your enemies are not always who you think they are – and neither are your friends…

production details
UK – USA | BBC One – BBC America | 57 minutes | Broadcast 2 November – 7 December 2006

Writers: Lizzie Mickery, Dan Percival
Script editor: Lisa Osborne
Music: Jennie Muskett
Executive Producers: Kathryn Mitchell, Jessica Pope
Producer: Grainne Marmion
Director: Michael Offer.

Jason Isaacs as Mark Brydon
Neil Pearson as Phil Lonsdale
Ben Daniels as Nicholas Brocklehurst
Eva Birthistle as Jane Lavery
Sharon Gless as Lynne Warner
Rahnuma Panthaky as Nasreen Quershi
Noam Jenkins as Christopher Styles