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State of Play is a British TV series and tells the story of a newspaper's attempt to investigate a young woman's death. The series highlights the relationship between the newspaper's head journalist and his friend. The friend is the murdered woman's former boss and a member of Parliament.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on HBO
1 Season, 8 Episodes
December 4, 2013
Documentary & Biography
Cast: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister
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  • Examining if the reward of organized sport is worth the risk in a time of conflict and unrest; the Palestine national football team continues to play amid conflict and chaos.

  • Professional boxer Raymundo "Sugar Ray'' Beltran strives to finally win a world title in the waning part of his career.

  • Exploring combat sports through two unique relationships between fathers and sons; a professional MMA fighter trains his 10-year-old son; a retired player of Calico Storico grooms his son to compete in this form of soccer.

  • This edition examines the challenges of a modern marriage through a sports lens as it focuses on three sports couples whose vows shape their decisions on and off the field.

  • Examining the physical toll of football. Plus the NFL is forced to confront the challenge of making the game safer.

  • This intimate edition of 'State of Play' follows two men who were paralyzed playing the sports that they love. Their struggle - and that of their family - to accept a new life of physical limitations is a raw humbling portrait of endurance and love.

  • NFL players seem to have it all; yet when they retire, many experience depression and financial trouble. Through the lens of a new science, this edition of "State of Play" follows NFL legend Brett Favre and two other extraordinary players as they search for happiness after leaving the sport they love.

  • An examination of parents' obsession with the scholastic athletic competition of their children. Roundtable participants include sports psychologist Dr. Larry Lauer and former NFL QB Todd Marinovich.

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