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Line of Duty: Season 2: Episode 6 -- AC-12’s investigation finally exposes a vicious criminal gang run from within the police department. But while Steve now appears convinced of Lindsay’s innocence, Kate remains determined to prove that she had a role in the ambush.
Line of Duty: Season 2: Episode 5 -- Lindsay fights for her life as details emerge about a vicious conspiracy involving corrupt police officers. With growing evidence of links between Deputy Chief Constable Dryden and the ambush, Hastings is under pressure to arrest his senior officer.
Line of Duty: Season 2: Episode 4 -- When Lindsay is given a special dispensation to leave prison to visit her dying mother, AC-12 realizes too late how much danger she may be in. Deputy Chief Constable Dryden shrugs off allegations about his relationship with Lindsay.
Line of Duty: Season 2: Episode 3 -- Lindsay is denied bail and finds herself targeted in prison. When she is subject to a violent attack, she tells Kate about a relationship with an executive police officer who may have had reasons to want her framed.
Line of Duty: Season 2: Episode 2 -- Following the tragedy at the hospital, AC-12’s Kate Fleming is planted undercover in Lindsay Denton’s Missing Persons Unit. But Lindsay soon gathers compromising evidence against the anti-corruption team.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
2012 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 60)

Martin Compston ... Steve Arnott / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)

Vicky McClure ... Kate Fleming / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)

Adrian Dunbar ... Ted Hastings / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Craig Parkinson ... Cottan (9 episodes, 2012-2014)

Neil Morrissey ... DC Nigel Morton / ... (7 episodes, 2012-2014)

Keeley Hawes ... Lindsay Denton (6 episodes, 2014)

Mark Bonnar ... DCC Mike Dryden / ... (6 episodes, 2014)

Lennie James ... DCI Tony Gates (5 episodes, 2012)
Fiona Boylan ... WPC Karen Larkin (5 episodes, 2012)

Kate Ashfield ... Jools Gates (5 episodes, 2012)

Claire Keelan ... DS Leah Janson (5 episodes, 2012)
Saffron Davies ... Chloe Tate (5 episodes, 2012)
Jordyn-Eve Davis Greene ... Natalie Tate (5 episodes, 2012)

Tony Pitts ... CS Hargreaves (5 episodes, 2014)

Paul Higgins ... CS Derek Hilton (5 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Douglas Mackinnon (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
David Caffrey (3 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Nettheim (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Jed Mercurio (11 episodes, 2012-2014)

Series Produced by
Simon Heath .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jed Mercurio .... executive producer / producer (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Christine Healy .... line producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Lawson .... production executive (5 episodes, 2012)
Peter Norris .... producer (4 episodes, 2014)
Stephen Wright .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Carly Paradis (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ruairi O'Brien (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Steve Singleton (3 episodes, 2012)

Andrew McClelland (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Kate Rhodes James (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Tom Brown (3 episodes, 2014)
Gillian Devenney (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gillian Devenney (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Ryan (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ashley Hill .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2012)
Laura Hill .... hair designer / makeup designer (1 episode, 2012)
Marion McCormick .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2012)
Lee Smith .... unit manager (1 episode, 2012)
Beewan Athwal .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2014)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adele Smyth .... trainee assistant director (6 episodes, 2014)
Thomas Alibone .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
Simon Ghorbani .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2012)
Andi Coldwell .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Anna Harrison .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan Quinlan .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2014)
Ciaran Colton .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Art Department
Owen Black .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
David Carson .... props (6 episodes, 2014)
Harry Bingham .... graphic artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Holbrook .... scenic painter (5 episodes, 2012)
Kez Keyte .... stand-by props / props (5 episodes, 2012)
Harriet Willis .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 2012)
Greg Keith .... stand-by props / props (3 episodes, 2012)
Adam Pescott .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Pietro Dalmasso .... sound effects and foley editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Matteo De Pellegrini .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2014)
Paul Maynes .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2014)
Luke McGinley .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
Mervyn Moore .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2014)
Tristan Rose .... adr recording engineer (6 episodes, 2014)
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2014)
Simon Clark .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 2012)
Jason Devlin .... sound maintenance (5 episodes, 2012)
Phil Diamond .... sound assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Phil Freudenfeld .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Peter Shaw .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Sue Harding .... foley artist (5 episodes, 2014)
Jeremy Brown .... sound maintenance engineer: dailies / sound maintenance engineer:dailies (3 episodes, 2012)
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2012)
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
James Pollock .... 2nd assistant sound (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Gary J. Brown .... visual effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Martin Furman .... digital compositor / lead compositor / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Charles Brelaud .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2014)
Charles Jarman .... stunt double: Lennie James (5 episodes, 2012)
Paul Kennington .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (3 episodes, 2014)
Rachelle Beinart .... stunt double: Gregory Piper (2 episodes, 2012)
Stephanie Carey .... stunt double / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Kay .... b cam operator / camera operator / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ryan Douglas .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2014)
Steffan Hill .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2014)
Jon Howard .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 2014)
Malachy Sturgeon .... second assistant camera / camera trainee: "a" camera (6 episodes, 2014)
Paul Benson .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2012)
Jenny John Chuan .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Dan Finnigan .... best boy (5 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Lane .... camera trainee / camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Stuart Johnson .... electrician / lighting (4 episodes, 2012)
Graeme McCormick .... data wrangler (3 episodes, 2014)
Emma Edwards .... clapper loader / second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Daniel Edwards .... casting associate (6 episodes, 2014)
Georgia Simpson .... casting: Northern Ireland (6 episodes, 2014)
Alison Whearty .... extras coordinator (6 episodes, 2014)
Andy Brierley .... casting associate (5 episodes, 2012)
Jonny Boutwood .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cathy Young .... wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 2014)
Beth Lewis .... set costumer / costume (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Helen Sheridan .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Robert Wright .... dailies coordinator (6 episodes, 2014)
Adam Eddy .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Lydia Skawinski-Shearer .... post-production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Mark Swailes .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Carly Paradis .... pianist (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Olga FitzRoy .... mix engineer (6 episodes, 2014)
Matthew Janszen .... additional orchestration (6 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Other crew
Marina Tyndall .... dialect coach (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Freddie A'Brassard .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2014)
Gwen Gorst .... world productions drama coordinator (6 episodes, 2014)
Ian Gould .... police advisor (6 episodes, 2014)
Tom Maguire .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2014)
Priscilla Parish .... script editor (6 episodes, 2014)
Suzie Irlam .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2012)
Kirstie MacDonald .... script editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer (5 episodes, 2012)
Andrea Bamford .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2014)
Rory Herbert .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)

Janice Hadlow .... commissioned by (unknown episodes)
Ben Stephenson .... commissioned by (unknown episodes)
 

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UK:300 min
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10 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Great idea but poor script and cast., 23 March 2013
Author: ppeters706 from Thailand

The basic idea here is quite clever, and the main man (Lennie James) does a good job of playing the flawed hero. In fact the series seemed quite Shakespearean in its conception, except that Shakespeare had ideas, language and a sense of theatre to help him. But who wrote this script? And where did they find the rest of these yo-yos?

To a man (or woman) the police officers and assorted criminals - with the exception of the protagonist - are pathetic. Martin Compston does nothing to inspire sympathy, respect or admiration; he comes across as a lily-livered milksop who has no integrity, courage or any other redeeming value. He is a short man who plays someone short on self-belief.

His female partner (Vicky McClure) has even fewer redeeming features. She appears to have only two facial expressions, which she alternates with total disregard to the script, and a mono tonal delivery of her lines that makes her an ideal person for recorded announcements on a subway.

The rest of the cast are equally bad. They are stereotyped, wooden and, by the last part, it is difficult to separate one from another. Lennie James towers over the rest of this rabble, although even he is forced into some rather silly utterances and action by whoever wrote this.

And he (or she) is the real culprit. What a great idea! Why didn't you just sell it and move on?

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