Secret State

Series 1 - Episode 3

Tomorrow 9:05pm - 10pm STV2
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For a prime minister who spent his early days in power looking as though he’d rather be anywhere but Downing Street, Tom Dawkins has suddenly developed an impressive backbone. Which he’s going to need now that Iran has alleged his drone strike was an act of war and PetroFex has threatened to move to Poland, causing thousands of UK job losses.

And it seems the Royal Caledonian Bank is as thick as thieves with the American petrochemical company. “This job is like being under the knife 24/7 without anaesthetic,” complains Dawkins as he surveys his enemies –within and without. But that’s preferable to the treatment meted out to his old mate Tony Fossett after he spots something suspicious about the former PM’s plane crash.


After revelations of covert drone-fuel production in Scarrow, Tom Dawkins finds himself in the centre of a political storm. His pursuit of corrupt banker Sir Michael Rix earns him enemies in the financial world and in his own party as Ellis Kane continues to dig into the PM's past and discovers some uncomfortable truths. Fossett begins to investigate the information passed to him by Agnes, unaware of the dangers it will bring. Political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne.

Cast & Crew

Tom Dawkins Gabriel Byrne
John Hodder Charles Dance
Paul J Clark Stephen Dillane
Gen Munnery Nicholas Farrell
William Hawley Michael Gould
Felix Durrell Rupert Graves
Anthony Fossett Douglas Hodge
Sgt Wrigglesworth Ralph Ineson
Ros Yelland Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sir Michael Rix Anton Lesser
Gina Hayes Anna Madeley
Ellis Kane Gina McKee
Agnes Evans Ruth Negga
Lee Foulds Jamie Sives
Joss Leyton Al Weaver
Laura Duchenne Lia Williams
Carol Molloy Kika Markham
Nills Jacobson Russell Kilmister
Michael Ross Boatman
Jitin Mukerjee Kriss Dosanjh
Speaker of the House of Commons Martin Chamberlain
Special Ops Major Mark Noble
MI6 agent David Prosho
Iranian Foreign Minister Shiraz Khan
Director Ed Fraiman
Producer Johann Knobel
Writer Robert Jones
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