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.

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 DS Steve Arnott (17 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 DC Kate Fleming (17 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Ted Hastings (17 episodes, 2012-2016)
Craig Parkinson ...
 Cottan / ... (15 episodes, 2012-2016)
Chrissie Harris ...
 Police Officer AC - 12 / ... (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Lindsay Denton / ... (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 DC Nigel Morton (9 episodes, 2012-2016)
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Following one multi-stranded investigation over five hours, Line of Duty sees Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott transferred to AC-12, an anti-corruption unit, after a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation. Alongside Detective Constable Kate Fleming , they are assigned to lead an investigation into the alleged corruption by a popular and successful officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates. While Gates cleverly manipulates his unit's figures, DS Arnott questions whether Gates is being made a scapegoat for a culture of institutionalized 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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Excellent Series!
1 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a review of both Season 1 & 2 of this wonderful British series. Although there is a different story line in each of the seasons, there is some continuity in the important characters: the actors Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicki McClure, among others, appear in both seasons as the same characters. The story in each season deals with a conflict within a police department between the regular forces and the internal affairs or "anti-corruption" unit. Thematically, it is concerned with the moral ambiguities that arise when policemen investigate their own. I think this is one of the best British police procedurals that I have seen. The acting and the writing are uniformly excellent, and I hope it comes back for a third season.


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