State of Play

Season 1 Episode 2

Episode 2

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM May 25, 2003 on BBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions