Critic Consensus: State of Play crackles with intrigue and texture as it follows tantalizing leads to diabolical ends while also offering a rousing defense of journalistic integrity.
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as Stephen Collins
as Cal McCaffrey
as Della Smith
as Anne Collins
as Cameron Foster
as Helen Preger
as Andrew Wilson
as Greer Thornton
as DCI Bell
as George Fergus
as Dominic Foy
as Dan Foster
The drama plays as fast and fascinating as a John le Carre novel -- except the sex is better.
The real star of the show in the newsroom is Nighy, as newsroom editor Cameron Foster. This role feels tailor made for Nighy's talents, requiring smarts, sarcasm, and just a little bit of oil.
It's the finest thing Abbott has ever done; his script is taut, spare and never patronises a grown-up audience.
"State of Play" is a well-made and entertaining series. [Full Review in Spanish]
A prescient, complicated, and ultimately honest piece of dramatic storytelling.
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