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28 October 2014

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Mark Brydon (Jason Isaacs) and Lynne Warner (Sharon Gless)

Nothing is what it first appears...

Jason Isaacs, Sharon Gless and Ben Daniels star in a six-part action-packed thriller.

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Mark Brydon (Jason Isaacs) and Jane Lavery (Eva Birthistle)Sir Mark Brydon (Jason Isaacs) is the British Ambassador to Washington, who finds himself at the centre of a terrifying conspiracy that could bring down Western Government.

As Mark the Ambassador fights to prevent a looming war, Mark the man is faced with a terrible dilemma.

In a world of high stakes where manipulation of information means ultimate power – who can Brydon trust?

Mark Brydon (Jason Isaacs)As Mark slowly realises that he's being played by an invisible puppeteer, he cannot even begin to imagine where the conspiracy ends.

At what point do you sacrifice the truth for the sake of your nation?

At what point do you sacrifice your nation for the truth?


The cast also includes:

Ben Daniels as Nicholas Brocklehurst
Counsellor External Affairs.

Sharon Gless as Lynne Warner,
the American Secretary of Defense.

Lennie James as Luke Gardner
ex-British paratrooper currently on Death Row for murder.

Eva Birthistle as Jane Lavery,
Human Rights lawyer.

Neil Pearson as Phil Lonsdale,
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy.

Alex Jennings as James Sinclair, ex-British Ambassador to Tyrgyzan.

Genevieve O'Reilly as Caroline Hanley, Senior Analyst, Foreign Relations, Lowenberg Institute.

The State Within is written by Lizzie Mickery and Daniel Percival, who penned 2004's Dirty War.

A co-production with BBC America, the producer is Grainne Marmion, directors are Michael Offer (Episodes 1,2,3) and Daniel Percival (Episodes 4,5,6). The executive producer is Jessica Pope.

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