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State of Play: :  -- 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 drug dealer is shot dead.

Overview

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
18 May 2003 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
Sometimes you have to read between the lines
Plot:
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.
Awards:
16 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Perhaps the best political suspense series I have seen. See more (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 32)

John Simm ... Cal McCaffrey (6 episodes, 2003)

Kelly Macdonald ... Della Smith (6 episodes, 2003)

Bill Nighy ... Cameron Foster (6 episodes, 2003)

Philip Glenister ... DCI William Bell (6 episodes, 2003)

David Morrissey ... Stephen Collins (6 episodes, 2003)

James McAvoy ... Dan Foster (6 episodes, 2003)
Amelia Bullmore ... Helen Preger (6 episodes, 2003)

Benedict Wong ... Pete Cheng (6 episodes, 2003)

Marc Warren ... Dominic Foy (6 episodes, 2003)
Rebekah Staton ... Liz (6 episodes, 2003)

Polly Walker ... Anne Collins (6 episodes, 2003)

Michael Feast ... Andrew Wilson (5 episodes, 2003)
Johann Myers ... Sonny Stagg (5 episodes, 2003)

Tom Burke ... Syd (4 episodes, 2003)
Maureen Hibbert ... Olicia Stagg (4 episodes, 2003)
James Laurenson ... George Fergus (4 episodes, 2003)

Deborah Findlay ... Greer Thornton (4 episodes, 2003)

Christopher Simpson ... Adam Greene (4 episodes, 2003)

Sean Gilder ... Sergeant 'Chewy' Cheweski / ... (3 episodes, 2003)

Shauna Macdonald ... Sonia Baker (3 episodes, 2003)

Rebecca Ryan ... Karen Collins (3 episodes, 2003)
Charlie Ryan ... Louis Collins (3 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Goodwin ... Robert Bingham (3 episodes, 2003)
Patrick Brennan ... Neil Woods (3 episodes, 2003)
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Series Directed by
David Yates (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Abbott (6 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Hilary Bevan Jones .... producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Gareth Neame .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2003)
Paul Frift .... line producer (5 episodes, 2003)
Laura Mackie .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Paul Abbott .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Chris Seager (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Day (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting by
Wendy Brazington (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Donal Woods (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
Charmian Adams (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Claire Anderson (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Edwards .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 2003)
Nicola Mansell .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 2003)
Anne Oldham .... hair designer / makeup designer (5 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Management
Tom Crooke .... unit manager (5 episodes, 2003)
Heidi Mount .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicola Parfit .... floor assistant director (6 episodes, 2003)
Stephen Woolfenden .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2003)
Paul Mason .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2003)
Beni Turkson .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Department
Mike Rawlings .... props (6 episodes, 2003)
Jo Aitchison .... stand-by art director (5 episodes, 2003)
Graham Bishop .... production buyer (5 episodes, 2003)
Bunny Burton .... painter (5 episodes, 2003)
Douglas Glen .... stand-by props (5 episodes, 2003)
Matthew Power .... dressing props (5 episodes, 2003)
Mike Power .... property master / props master (5 episodes, 2003)
Tony Power .... stand-by painter (5 episodes, 2003)
Charlie Redman .... stand-by props (5 episodes, 2003)
Brian Rollands .... dressing props (5 episodes, 2003)
Chris Sibley-Hale .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2003)
Nick Slater .... stand-by carpenter (5 episodes, 2003)
Kate Wicks .... art department assistant (5 episodes, 2003)
Gareth Wilkins .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2003)
Roger Wilkins .... construction manager (5 episodes, 2003)
Joe Willmott .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2003)
Charlie Macher .... stand-by rigger (4 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Lee Walpole .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2003)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2003)
Jeremy Lishman .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2003)
Jamie McPhee .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 2003)
Simon Okin .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2003)
Adrienne Taylor .... sound assistant (5 episodes, 2003)
Stan White .... adr editor (5 episodes, 2003)
Pat Boxshall .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2003)
Jennie Evans .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Ian Wilkinson .... foley recordist (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Colin Gorry .... visual effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2003)
Chris Williams .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2003)
Steve Anthony .... best boy (5 episodes, 2003)
Dick Conway .... electrician (5 episodes, 2003)
Steve Ellingworth .... camera grip (5 episodes, 2003)
Guy Hammond .... electrician (5 episodes, 2003)
Stuart King .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2003)
Tom McFarling .... clapper loader (5 episodes, 2003)
Kim Seber .... camera focus puller (5 episodes, 2003)
David Wall .... electrician (5 episodes, 2003)
Paul Worley .... second grip (5 episodes, 2003)
Mark Funnell .... electrician (4 episodes, 2003)

Joss Barratt .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gilly Martin .... wardrobe supervisor (5 episodes, 2003)
Marc Ridley .... costume assistant (5 episodes, 2003)
Leonora Stabb .... costume assistant (5 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist (5 episodes, 2003)
Justin Eely .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2003)
Natasha Wilkinson .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Transportation Department
Guy Bostock .... picture car coordinator (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Jane Houston .... script supervisor / continuity (6 episodes, 2003)
Dave Williams .... catering crew (6 episodes, 2003)
Sue Affleck .... unit publicist (5 episodes, 2003)
Janine Bennett .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2003)
Heather Bownass .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2003)
Finlay Bradbury .... location assistant (5 episodes, 2003)
Susie Conklin .... script editor (5 episodes, 2003)
Wim De Greef .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2003)
Thomas Elgood .... location manager (5 episodes, 2003)
Mark Galbraith .... production executive: BBC (5 episodes, 2003)
Claire Kerrison .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2003)
Joann Steele .... assistant production accountant (5 episodes, 2003)
Victoria Brooks .... picture publicist (4 episodes, 2003)
Simon Hoggart .... political advisor (4 episodes, 2003)
Norman Lane .... journalist advisor (4 episodes, 2003)
Kevin Maguire .... journalist advisor (4 episodes, 2003)

Guy Cowan .... caterer (unknown episodes)
Oliver Kersey .... additional set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Daigoro Tivers .... production runner (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
57 min (6 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Australia:M (some episodes) | Finland:K-15 | UK:12 (1 episode) | UK:15 (5 episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Kitchen was first offered the Bill Nighy role.See more »
Quotes:
Stephen Collins:SPOILER:
[seated on the steps of Cal McCaffrey's house, as Cal is walking away]
Stephen Collins:You're no good to Anne now... Your name will be on the story... You'd know if you had them... Kids... They shoot the messenger... They just do
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Top Gear: Episode #8.3" (2006)See more »

FAQ

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps the best political suspense series I have seen., 27 March 2009
Author: egress63 from India

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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