State of Play (2003)
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Investigations suggest a relationship between the murder of Stephen Collins's assistant and the drug dealer. Collins's wife Anne makes a veiled public admission. Tough questions come from surprising sources. The killer resurfaces.

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David Yates

Writer:

Paul Abbott
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Kelly Macdonald ... Della Smith
Philip Glenister ... DCI William Bell
Bill Nighy ... Cameron Foster
John Simm ... Cal McCaffrey
Amelia Bullmore ... Helen Preger
Madeleine Potter ... Professor Tate
David Morrissey ... Stephen Collins
Michael Feast ... Andrew Wilson
Polly Walker ... Anne Collins
Rebekah Staton ... Liz
Benedict Wong ... Pete Cheng
Anthony Flanagan ... Young Guy - Fax Bureau
James McAvoy ... Dan Foster
Maureen Hibbert Maureen Hibbert ... Olicia Stagg
Johann Myers ... Sonny Stagg
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Investigations suggest a relationship between the murder of Stephen Collins's assistant and the drug dealer. Collins's wife Anne makes a veiled public admission. Tough questions come from surprising sources. The killer resurfaces.

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25 May 2003 (UK) See more »

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Philip Glenister and John Simm have co-starred in four series together - Clocking Off (2000), State of Play (2003) Life on Mars (2006) and Mad Dogs (2011) and one film, Tu£sday (2008). They both starred in the series Prey (2014) (TV Mini-Series), but in separate seasons. See more »

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Reporter: What was your reaction to Sonia Baker's death, Mrs. Collins ?
Anne Collins: Everybody wants everybody in politics to be pristine, but they still expect them to be in touch with real life. This was a bit of real life that just... happened. We grew apart. Our marriage suffered from the strains of work - mine and Stephen's. Mistakes are easy in those circumstances. In this case, there were mistakes on both sides. I'm profoundly sorry that Sonia Baker died and my heart goes out to her parents and to her family. ...
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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