Secret State

Secret State is a British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullin's best-selling novel A Very British Coup. In the run up to a general election, a devastating industrial accident on Teesside leaves 19 people dead and raises questions about the safety procedures of a us petrochemical company, Petrofex. The British prime minister claims to have secured a compensation package from them, but on his return from Petrofex HQ, his plane crashes in the atlantic under mysterious circumstances. Deputy prime minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) takes command, and during his quest to find the truth and justice for the victims, he uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the political system.

Year: 2012
Genre: TV Drama, TV Thrillers
Country: UK
Starring: Charles Dance, Gabriel Byrne, Rupert Graves, Stephen Dillane, Jamie Sives, Ralph Ineson
Duration: 170 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Location in store: Thriller (TV)



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