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The State

Follows the experiences of four young Brits, who leave their lives behind to join ISIS in Syria. A compelling and topical fictional story, based on extensive research and real-life events.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Thursday 1 Feb

    AO Four young British male and female ISIS recruits are excited to begin their new lives in Syria. Jalal and Ziyaad enjoy the male camaraderie as they are trained and equipped for battle, while Shakira and Ushna are taught the strict rules women must obey.

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      • Thursday 1 Feb

      AO Four young British male and female ISIS recruits are excited to begin their new lives in Syria. Jalal and Ziyaad enjoy the male camaraderie as they are trained and equipped for battle, while Shakira and Ushna are taught the strict rules women must obey.

      • Thursday 1 Feb

      AO WARNING: contains scenes that may disturb some people. | The recruits are forced to reflect on their new lives in The State. Jalal and Ziyaad experience bloody frontline battle, while Shakira witnesses the horrifying aftermath of a barrel bomb and Ushna is shocked at the brutal treatment of women

      • Thursday 1 Feb

      AO WARNING: contains scenes that may disturb some people. | Marriage to a foreign fighter proves challenging for Ushna, but she is determined to make it work. Shakira too must marry to continue working, but turns down a proposal from Abu Akram... with brutal consequences.

      • Thursday 1 Feb

      AO WARNING: contains scenes that may disturb some people. | Series Final: Jalal is given a new role by ISIS, and witnesses barbaric punishments and mock executions to feed its propaganda machine. With the noose tightening around him, he decides to risk his own safety to help Ibitsam and Narin escape.