State of Play

Episode 2

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 5/25/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Spin-doctor Andrew Wilson has a letter which shows Stephen Collins was about to leave his wife Anne and move in with Sonia Baker - so Collins has been lying to Cal. The Collinses give a press conference, and Anne says she knew about Sonia. Cal's team wants to know who leaked their story to a rival paper. Journalist Dan leads them to Dominic Foy. Meanwhile, Stella's flat is raided by the man who shot at the courier who witnessed Stagg's murder. Then Anne and Cal begin an affair. The newspaper finally hands the stolen briefcase over to the police, but Cal refuses to say where he got it and is arrested.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Morrissey

    Stephen Collins

  • Madeleine Potter

    Professor Tate

  • Michael Feast

    Andrew Wilson

  • Anthony Flanagan

    Young Guy (Fax Bureau)

  • John Simm

    Cal McCaffrey

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • DCI Bell: Jump before you're pushed, Mr. Foster! Foster: (sarcastically) If that's not a quote, I don't know what is.

    • Cameron Foster: Oy! Anything you publish, you publish under your mother's maiden name. Dan Foster: Okay. Cameron Foster: And you never under any circumstances on these premises ever refer to me as Dad. Understand? Dan Foster: So long as you're paying what I'm worth these days.

    • Cal: So, my music is so shit you feel compelled to do backing vocals?

    Notes (2)

    • Actor John Simm made a powerful guest appearance in Clocking Off, also written by Paul Abbot.

    • When State of Play was being shown on TV actor Bill Nighy had a lot of members of the public coming up to him in the street and said that thanks to Paul Abbot's script everyone thought he was very dry and witty just like Cameron Foster.

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