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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 Cal McCaffrey (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Della Smith (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Cameron Foster (6 episodes, 2003)
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 DCI William Bell (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Stephen Collins (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Dan Foster (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Helen Preger (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Pete Cheng (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Liz (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Anne Collins (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Dominic Foy (5 episodes, 2003)
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 Andrew Wilson (5 episodes, 2003)
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 Sonny Stagg (5 episodes, 2003)
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 Syd (4 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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 Adam Greene (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Sergeant 'Chewy' Cheweski / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Sonia Baker (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Karen Collins (3 episodes, 2003)
Charlie Ryan ...
 Louis Collins (3 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Goodwin ...
 Robert Bingham (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Neil Woods (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Professor Tate (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Young Guy / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Sheena Gough (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Yvonne Shaps (2 episodes, 2003)
Carla Du Bois ...
 Hotel Receptionist (2 episodes, 2003)
Elizabeth Elvin ...
 Apex House Receptionist (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Joy Cipriani (2 episodes, 2003)
Anne Karam
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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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18 May 2003 (UK)  »

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Den tredje makten  »

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1.78 : 1
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The set of the House of Commons chamber is the same one that was a part of Granada Studios Tour. It was purchased personally by the scriptwriter Paul Abbott so it could be used in the drama; otherwise it would have been destroyed when the Tour closed, and he feared it would take too long to get the necessary money from the BBC. It is currently kept in storage in Oxford. See more »

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Referenced in NCIS: Capitol Offense (2008) See more »

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Perhaps the best political suspense series I have seen.
27 March 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It is not often that really good series based on politics, suspense and a bit of romance + comedy hit our idiot boxes. However, State of Play manages to do all this with such finesse that I was left spellbound. What starts of as a simple murder case becomes so huge that it really boggles the mind. And at all time, it does not seem one bit over-stretched or silly. Add to this three subplots and what you have is a series that is of immense viewing pleasure. All in a runtime of just 300 minutes.

If you want your TV series to be intelligent, do yourself a favour and watch this series. Now.


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