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Secret State

4 x 1 hour

Featuring a movie-star cast that includes Gabriel Bryne and Charles Dance with glamour hewn in the shape of Lia Williams, Anna Madeley and Gina McKee - this is a proper political thriller, where democracy and its relationship with industry is laid bare…

In the lead-up to a General Election, a large scale  industrial accident in the North of England, which causes several fatalities, raises awkward questions  about  safety procedures at  the American owned petro –chemical firm  that owns the accident site. 

The British Prime-Minister claims he has secured a compensation package after a dash across the Atlantic – but he and his plane disappear on their return flight. Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins , a man with a profound belief in transparency and open Government has to take the reins. His quest for truth and justice for the victims take him to the dark heart of Government’s financial and military dealings…


International Emmy Awards 2013- Best Mini Series (Nomination)
Sichuan TV Festival - Gold Panda Award for Best TV Drama (Nomination)

Credit Line

Company Pictures for Channel 4, UK


Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects), Gina McKee (In the Loop, Atonement), Douglas Hodge (Outnumbered), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Gosford Park), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Sylvestra LeTouzel (Happy-Go-Lucky)


Robert Jones


Executive Producers: Jason Newmark, Ed Fraiman, George Faber And Charles Pattinson. Producer: Johann Knobel


Ed Fraiman

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