Line of Duty (2012– )

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DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation by another cop.

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 DS Steve Arnott / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 DC Kate Fleming / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Superintendent Ted Hastings / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Cottan (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Lindsay Denton / ... (6 episodes, 2014)
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 DCC Mike Dryden / ... (6 episodes, 2014)
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 DCI Tony Gates (5 episodes, 2012)
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 WPC Karen Larkin (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Jools Gates (5 episodes, 2012)
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 DS Leah Janson (5 episodes, 2012)
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 CS Hargreaves (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Chloe Tate (5 episodes, 2012)
Jordyn-Eve Davis Greene ...
 Natalie Tate (5 episodes, 2012)
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 CS Derek Hilton (5 episodes, 2012)
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Following one multi-stranded investigation over five hours, Line Of Duty sees Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) transferred to AC-12, a fictional anti-corruption unit, after a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation. Alongside Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), they are assigned to lead an investigation into the alleged corruption by a popular and successful officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates (Lennie James). While Gates cleverly manipulates his unit's figures, DS Arnott questions whether Gates is being made a scapegoat for a culture of institutionalised spin, or is guilty of darker corruption? Written by World Productions

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Adrian Dunbar and Keeley Hawes also appeared together in a police thriller in Ashes To Ashes(2008) See more »

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I enjoyed Season 1 for the "noir" direction and the clever plot - very Scandinavian in tone as mentioned by others. Have not yet watched Season 2 so hope it's up to scratch.

Sure there are lots of holes in police procedures, but I don't trouble myself too much with reality when watching great fiction.

Lennie James in particular is outstanding acting the troubled, charismatic DI Gates, and Gina McKee does a good as the ultra-manipulative temptress Jackie Laverty. The rest of the cast put in good solid "backup". Deserving of a special mention, young Gregory Piper is absolutely brilliant as Jake Pilkington and, if his truly nasty character is anything to go by, who would want to be a British city cop???

English council estates get the usual bad wrap, and the police force doesn't fair too well either. Plenty of corruption, indifference and red tape on show.

Brits really do it best.


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