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Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.
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Series cast summary:
Gabriel Byrne ...  Tom Dawkins 4 episodes, 2012
Ralph Ineson ...  Sgt. Wrigglesworth 4 episodes, 2012
Charles Dance ...  John Hodder 4 episodes, 2012
Jamie Sives ...  Lee Foulds 4 episodes, 2012
Gina McKee ...  Ellis Kane 4 episodes, 2012
Sylvestra Le Touzel ...  Ros Yelland 4 episodes, 2012
Rupert Graves ...  Felix Durrell 4 episodes, 2012
Lia Williams ...  Laura Duchenne 4 episodes, 2012
Anna Madeley ...  Gina Hayes 4 episodes, 2012
Ruth Negga ...  Agnes Evans 4 episodes, 2012
Al Weaver ...  Joss Leyton 4 episodes, 2012
Stephen Dillane ...  Paul J. Clark 4 episodes, 2012
Russell Kilmister ...  Nillis Jacobson / ... 4 episodes, 2012
Danny Darren ...  Saeed Khan 4 episodes, 2012
Alan Bentley Alan Bentley ...  Funeral Attendant 4 episodes, 2012
Johnny Topping Johnny Topping ...  Agent 4 episodes, 2012
Nicholas Farrell ...  General Munnery 3 episodes, 2012
Kika Markham ...  Carol Molloy 3 episodes, 2012
Michael Gould ...  William Hawley 3 episodes, 2012
Douglas Hodge ...  Anthony Fossett 3 episodes, 2012
Natalie Husdan Natalie Husdan ...  Journalist 3 episodes, 2012
Patricia Winker Patricia Winker ...  MP / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Martin Chamberlain Martin Chamberlain ...  Speaker of the House of Commons 2 episodes, 2012
Charles De'Ath ...  Downing St Journalist 2 episodes, 2012
Becky Hindley ...  Downing St Journalist 2 episodes, 2012
Anton Lesser ...  Sir Michael Rix 2 episodes, 2012
Mark Noble ...  Special Ops Major 2 episodes, 2012
Kriss Dosanjh Kriss Dosanjh ...  Jitin Mukerjee 2 episodes, 2012
Ross Boatman Ross Boatman ...  Michael 2 episodes, 2012
David Prosho ...  MI6 Agent 2 episodes, 2012
Andrew Pollard Andrew Pollard ...  Political Correspondent 2 episodes, 2012
Grace Sinclair Grace Sinclair ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 2012


Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.

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Various actors in this programme have also taken part in Game of Thrones (2011). These and their portraying characters includes Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Ralph Ineson (Dagmer Cleftjaw), Jamie Sives (Jory Cassell), Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Anton Lesser (Qyburn) and Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully). See more »


Version of A Very British Coup (1988) See more »

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Much better than expected
4 September 2014 | by cignat-98-24648See all my reviews

This series starts a bit grim. First half hour is a dark, bit boring, but most - is confusing for one having no clue about the novel. But boy, was I happy to stick around.

Show combines edgy topics about politics, personal freedom and choices with a high technology setup and master craft of British drama. Apart from first half of hour, it is captivating. Multiple facets, many people acting by their best judgement, and above all, a hero. Byrne is doing a great job, yet the character could have been better composed. It is difficult to get emotionally attached to it, but is sure easy to get attached to its actions.

Strongly recommended. Yet be warned, this comes from a guy who considered Downton Abbey the best show ever. Until now.

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7 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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