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State of Play 

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In London, 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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Series cast summary:
...  Cal McCaffrey 6 episodes, 2003
...  Della Smith 6 episodes, 2003
...  Cameron Foster 6 episodes, 2003
...  DCI William Bell 6 episodes, 2003
...  Stephen Collins 6 episodes, 2003
...  Dan Foster 6 episodes, 2003
...  Helen Preger 6 episodes, 2003
...  Pete Cheng 6 episodes, 2003
...  Liz 6 episodes, 2003
...  Anne Collins 6 episodes, 2003
...  Dominic Foy 5 episodes, 2003
...  Andrew Wilson 5 episodes, 2003
...  Sonny Stagg 5 episodes, 2003
...  Syd 4 episodes, 2003
Maureen Hibbert ...  Olicia Stagg 4 episodes, 2003
...  George Fergus 4 episodes, 2003
...  Greer Thornton 4 episodes, 2003
...  Adam Greene 4 episodes, 2003
...  Sergeant 'Chewy' Cheweski / ... 3 episodes, 2003
...  Sonia Baker 3 episodes, 2003
...  Karen Collins 3 episodes, 2003
Charlie Ryan ...  Louis Collins 3 episodes, 2003
...  Robert Bingham 3 episodes, 2003
Patrick Brennan ...  Neil Woods 3 episodes, 2003
...  Professor Tate 2 episodes, 2003
...  Young Guy / ... 2 episodes, 2003
...  Sheena Gough 2 episodes, 2003
...  Yvonne Shaps 2 episodes, 2003
Carla Du Bois ...  Hotel Receptionist 2 episodes, 2003
Elizabeth Elvin ...  Apex House Receptionist 2 episodes, 2003
...  Joy Cipriani 2 episodes, 2003
Anne Karam 2 episodes, 2003
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In London, 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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Den tredje makten  »

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Michael Kitchen was first offered the Bill Nighy role. 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 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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