State Of The Union. Image shows from L to R: Scott (Brendan Gleeson), Ellen (Patricia Clarkson)
State Of The Union

State Of The Union (2019)

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Two
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 20 episodes (2 series)

Comedy series about the woes of a couple embarking on marital therapy. Stars Rosamund Pike, Chris O'Dowd, Brendan Gleeson, Patricia Clarkson and Esco Jouléy

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Series 1, Episode 10 - Another Drink

The prospect of continued counselling dents Tom's optimism, but Louise likes what he says about love.

Broadcast details

Sunday 6th October 2019
10 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 6th October 2019 10:55pm BBC2 Wales
Friday 18th September 2020 10:35pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Rosamund Pike Louise
Chris O'Dowd Tom
Guest cast
Janet Amsden Older Wife
Jeff Rawle Older Husband
Writing team
Nick Hornby Writer
Production team
Stephen Frears Director
Amy Jackson Producer
Nick Hornby Executive Producer
Stephen Frears Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer
Hakan Kousetta Executive Producer
Iain Canning Executive Producer
Emile Sherman Executive Producer
Louise Killin Line Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Alice Normington Production Designer
Leo Davis Casting Director
Lissy Holm Casting Director
Mike Eley Director of Photography
Consolata Boyle Costume Designer
Lesley Smith Make-up Designer
Roger Eno Composer
Neil Wallace 1st Assistant Director


It has been eight weeks of nervy drinks and relationship therapy for our couple in crisis and now it's time to look to the future as Nick Hornby's endlessly entertaining series concludes. The typically dry dialogue continues, considering the prospect of yet more counselling. If that means another season, count us in.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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