I would bet that the surveillance of the prime minister and others shown in this series is not so ludicrous.
Secret State - miniseries
Here is some weekend viewing.
“The Secret State” takes us into the world of Big Business, the military, banking and the Deep State and shows the limits to power of even a prime minister who wants to make a difference in the interests of the people he has been voted to.
The imperialist “Guardian” rubbishes the series as badly-written “conspiracy theory “ (which I suppose is right because it is a work of fiction), largely because it targets the Deep State which it defends so dutifully
"Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullin's novel A Very British Coup. It delves into the relationship between a democratically elected government, the military and big business.
"In the run up to a general election, a devastating industrial accident on Teesside leaves 19 people dead and raises questions about the safety procedures of a US petrochemical company, PetroFex. The British Prime Minister claims to have secured a compensation package from them, but on his return from PetroFex HQ, his plane crashes in the Atlantic under mysterious circumstances. Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) takes command, and during his quest to find the truth and justice for the victims, he uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the political system"
Not so much a review but a hatchet job by the imperialist Guardian
'You could reverse an oil tanker into the gulf between what Secret State thinks it is (important, good) and what it actually is (cobblers with exploding CGI bells on)'