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

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Excellent political drama yet nobody heard of the series.
25 December 2015 | by ecopolstSee all my reviews

I found this series searching the web for political drama. Watching it is a very positive experience.

Filmed in 2011 or so the setting is UK in the present time. Lots of unfortunate events happen at one time. The 4 part series is about the political reaction to those events. Happenings and reactions are realistic enough to be relevant although cutting it fine on the dramatic side. Most relevant modern popular political topics are in the series, like terrorism, government surveillance, political infighting and moneys effect on politics.

Minuses are few, the biggest one being the series being way too short and compact :) Other minuses are ambiguities here and there and some minor connections between people and issues that seem a bit strange.

Acting is overall good. To me especially Gabriel Byrne playing the leading role does well.

In short this is must see if you like political drama.


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