Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.
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 Tom Dawkins (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Agent (4 episodes, 2012)
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 General Munnery (3 episodes, 2012)
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 William Hawley (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Speaker of the House of Commons (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Downing St Journalist (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Downing St Journalist (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Sir Michael Rix (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Special Ops Major (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Jitin Mukerjee (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Michael (2 episodes, 2012)
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 MI6 Agent (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Political Correspondent (2 episodes, 2012)
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Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.

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Gripping and refreshing ! Must watch !
27 December 2012 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Loved this series from the first episode. The plot is superb and the story draws you in beautifully and keeps you wanting more hence the writer deserves the highest accolade. The cast is perfect and do a stellar job. The direction is fabulous too as no thriller can do with sloppy work. Only negative is that it ends too soon, it deserved at least 10 episodes. Thats one view point, other view point says that maybe it was exciting because it was a short series. Hopefully we'll have a longer series 2. Kudos to Channel 4 for this one. So political thrillers are back and back with a bang and this one matches the era we live in.


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