A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
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 Helen Preger 6 episodes, 2003
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 Anne Collins 6 episodes, 2003
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 Andrew Wilson 5 episodes, 2003
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 Olicia Stagg 4 episodes, 2003
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 George Fergus 4 episodes, 2003
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 Greer Thornton 4 episodes, 2003
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 Louis Collins 3 episodes, 2003
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 Neil Woods 3 episodes, 2003
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 Joy Cipriani 2 episodes, 2003
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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

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Michael Kitchen was first offered the Bill Nighy role. See more »

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Featured in Timeshift: Political Thrillers: Plays of State (2003) See more »

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Brits have always been best at drama
4 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

I take issue with some of the people commenting on "State of Play" who declare that they believe it to be "as good as American TV" or some other such nonsense. That's ridiculous! Perhaps it's a generational thing, but I have always thought that British productions, particularly drama, are light years ahead of American TV and the actors are in a whole different galaxy. The original "State of Play" is brilliant, suspenseful and a pleasure to watch. I cannot believe that there is going to be a "remake"! I love Helen Mirren and Russell Crowe, but there is absolutely no need for this series to be remade. Why can't they write something original for Mirren and Crowe? The Brits are the best. Period!


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