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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.

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Series cast summary:
Martin Compston ...  Steve Arnott 24 episodes, 2012-2019
Vicky McClure ...  Kate Fleming 24 episodes, 2012-2019
Adrian Dunbar ...  Ted Hastings 24 episodes, 2012-2019
Craig Parkinson ...  Cottan 17 episodes, 2012-2017
Keeley Hawes ...  Lindsay 12 episodes, 2014-2017
Paul Higgins ...  Derek Hilton 11 episodes, 2012-2017
Maya Sondhi ...  Maneet Bindra 10 episodes, 2016-2017
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After a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott is transferred to AC-12, a police anti-corruption unit led by Superintendent Hastings. 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The police force referred to in multiple series is the fictional Central Constabulary with the equally fictional East Midlands Constabulary also mentioned. See more »

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Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #7.6 (2016) See more »

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Strong British series, in the Scandinavian style
31 March 2015 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

In recent years, I have generally "moved on" from Poirot-Wallander type of series (usually 1 episode - 1 solved case) to more sophisticated and intertwined series where events take place in parallel and with flashbacks, and for full comprehension, one should watch all the episodes in sequence. It take more time and dedication, but there are more versatile characters and more complex situations where one can ponder on and over more intensely.

Line of Duty is a really fine example of the above. The two series - so far - have been really catchy to follow, there is both mind-work and twisted turns, and they are more or less equal (in my opinion, One has a bit stronger performances thanks primarily to Lennie James as DCI Tony Gates, but Two has a bit meatier script). But anyway, I did really enjoy the course of events, the often thin line between cops and crooks (what about its actuality?), and nice round-up of things that really took place. I would juxtapose Line of Duty with e.g. Engrenages (France) and Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé (Denmark).

I am looking forward to next seasons already.

PS. 3 and 4 are meaty as well, please proceed :)


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