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Secret State

Secret State

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After a devastating industrial explosion kills 19 people, British Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects, In Treatment) is tasked with investigating the accident and seeking justice for the victims’ families. Matters are complicated by a shocking plane crash involving the Prime Minister, which leaves Chief Whip John Hodder (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) supporting Tom for the appointment of replacement PM. While Hodder’s machinations pit Tom and two other candidates against each other, his mission for retribution becomes ever more complicated as he gets stonewalled by a petrochemical company.
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After a devastating industrial explosion kills 19 people, British Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects, In Treatment) is tasked with investigating the accident and seeking justice for the victims’ families. Matters are complicated by a shocking plane crash involving the Prime Minister, which leaves Chief Whip John Hodder (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) supporting Tom for the appointment of replacement PM. While Hodder’s machinations pit Tom and two other candidates against each other, his mission for retribution becomes ever more complicated as he gets stonewalled by a petrochemical company.. Based on the novel A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin, this four-part series follows Dawkins along a quest for the truth that is tainted by financial, diplomatic, and personal issues that include a banking scandal, impending war, and his most personal secrets being exploited by journalist Ellis Kane (Gina McKee, The Forsyte Saga, Notting Hill) Byrne delivers a spellbinding performance as a man ensnared by forces more powerful than he ever imagined in this “terrific British political thriller” (The Australian).. Episode 1
When the Prime Minister’s plane goes missing, Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins is left to pick up the pieces amidst a public scandal involving a deadly explosion. While dealing with the crisis, Tom receives growing pressure to run as replacement PM.

Episode 2
Newly elected as Prime Minister, Tom vows to uncover the truth behind explosion and bring justice to the victims of the explosion. Meanwhile, Agnes circumvents her coworkers after they discount her alternate explanation for the former Prime Minister’s plane crash.

Episode 3
Amidst the threat of nationwide chaos and impending war, Tom gives the chemical company an ultimatum by freezing their assets. Later, some unseemly details of Tom’s military past are brought to light by journalist Ellis Kane.

Episode 4
After his colleagues become aware of his past, Tom is forced to contemplate the best way of addressing the matter in public. Matters are complicated after more details about the plane crash emerge. With the government considering taking action, the country waits on Tom to make a final judgment. . Series Directed by Ed Fraiman
Series Written by Robert Jones, Chris Mullin

Series Cast
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)
Nicholas Farrell ...General Munnery (3 episodes, 2012)
Kika Markham ...Carol Molloy (3 episodes, 2012)
Michael Gould ...William Hawley (3 episodes, 2012)
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 ...Jitin Mukerjee (2 episodes, 2012)
Ross Boatman ...Michael (2 episodes, 2012)
David Prosho ...MI6 Agent (2 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Pollard ...Political Correspondent (2 episodes, 2012)
Additional Information
Format: DVD
Run Time: approx 180 min.
Region: Region 1
Starring: Gabriel Byrne;Rupert Graves
Episodes: 4
ISBN: 9781621722267
Number of Discs: 2
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excellent new bbc series
extremely well written new series, with a great cast, and compelling story.
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Review by swimmer57; Long Beach, CA, United States (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Secret State
Wonderful, Loved every minute. (what u see is what I get)
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Review by No Nickname; Vancouver, BC, Canada (Posted on 10/22/2014)
Disappointing
While the series improved as it progressed, the first couple of episodes seemed to have been acted and directed by a group of inept amateurs.
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Review by MaryM; Vancouver, BC, Canada (Posted on 10/7/2014)