The State Within
The State Within is a tight, fast paced drama/conspiracy thriller centred on the British Ambassador in Washington. The six-part mini-series kicks off with Mark Brydon having just arrived back in Washington, where he’s soon to announce his resignation, so that he can move onto bigger and better things.
However, on his way from the airport to the embassy, a British plan crashes on the main highway right in front of him. Brought down by a bomb, this terrorist incident forces Mark to put his plans on hold as his life spirals through a web of deceit as he tries to prevent one huge diplomatic incident after another.
It’s an intriguing drama that cuts scarily close to believability and once again proves that the British know how to make smart dramas.
Several seemingly unconnected storylines are woven together, cumulating in an explosive final that you won’t see coming, along with a necessary cliff-hanger of an ending.
Political thrillers don’t come any better than this.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: M – Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.
Released on: December 4th, 2008
Stars: Jason Isaacs, Ben Daniels, Sharon Gless
Length (Minutes): 382
Media Format: DVD
Subtitles: English – HI
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
Director: Michael Offer, Daniel Percival