SECRET STATE explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks. Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) must take the reigns in the midst of a crisis involving an American industrial company after the Prime Minister's airplane crashes under mysterious circumstances. This four part British mini-series is based on Chris Mullen's novel A VERY BRITISH COUP. Also starring Charles Dance and Rupert Graves.
Secret State Ep. 1
Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins vows to take on American company Petrofex after a devastating accident on British soil. After the suspicious death of the Prime Minister, Dawkins' understated political ambitions are tested by opposing candidates.
Secret State Ep. 2
Following his shock election victory, Tom Dawkins launches an enquiry into the toxicology anomalies at the blast in Scarrow. British intelligence locates al-Qaeda chief Tamin al-Ghamdi and a reluctant Dawkins is pressed to take him out.
Secret State Ep. 3
After revelations of covert drone fuel production in Scarrow, Tom Dawkins finds himself in the centre of a political storm. His pursuit of the corrupt banker, Sir Michael Rix, makes him enemies in the financial world and in his own party.
Absolutely riveting!! Excellent!
Wonderful couldn't stop watching. I hope that a series like this would continue. It so close to the truth of how government works.
Fast paced and complex, but simple-minded. If you like David Balducci novels, you’ll like this but if you like John Le Carré, not so much.