Secret State (NR) Series 180 minutes

SECRET STATE – series-NR – Starring Gabriel Byrne as Tom Dawkins, British Deputy Prime Minister, who has been given the difficult job of investigating the accident and seeking justice for the victims’ families after a devastating industrial explosion that killed 19 people, including a toddler. Matters are complicated with a shocking plane crash involving the Prime Minister, which leaves Chief Whip John Hodder (Charles Dance) poising Tom for the appointment of replacement PM. As Hodder's orchestration pits candidates Ros Yellend, Felix Durrell (Rupert Graves), and Tom against each other, Tom's mission for retribution becomes muddled as a petrochemical company stonewalls him. Political/military/corporate intrigue with Ellis Kane (Gina McKee) as political fodder