27 July 2012 1:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Original BBC2 drama Line of Duty will get a second series after its last episode, which aired on Tuesday, secured the channel's highest viewing figures for a new drama series in seven years. According to the Press Association the final show was watched by over three million viewers. The last new drama to reach such heights was HBO's Rome, back in 2005.

The police corruption drama, penned by Jed Mercurio, climaxed with the suicide of Tony Gates, one of the show's morally ambiguous protagonists. The first series focused on an anti-corruption investigation into Gates' life and work, so presumably the second series will continue to follow the police informers on a new case. Lennie James (Snatch) has received high praise for his performance as Gates and will no doubt be missed from the second series, unless he were to make a shocking and implausible return. Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed »

- Liam Trim

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