I’ve recently rediscovered BBC dramas, they seem to have picked up something from the US dramas, a sense of polish and and a look of expense. My memories of older bbc dramas are more centred around words like ‘gritty’ and ‘grim’. The State Within is a sort of cross between The West Wing and 24, a political conspiracy that is neither too idealistic, nor too silly. It was quite a fascinating story once I’d got my head around some of the different companies and agencies involved. I found it quite difficult to distinguish between the different male characters and their jobs making it extra difficult to get a grasp of the plot. It’s a very interesting project for the BBC, a very American feeling drama, set in america with British characters and a British attitude.