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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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Storyline

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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English

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21 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Following the complaint of one viewer during season one, the media regulator Ofcom found the BBC had breached Rule 1.28 of the Code in 2012, specifically that there was a "serious lapse" in its duty of care for a 13-year-old actor, Gregory Piper (Ryan Pilkington), who had appeared in scenes which were "of a particularly violent nature and included sexually explicit language" by breaching broadcasting rules requiring that "due care must be taken over the physical and emotional welfare and the dignity of people under 18". In its full report, Ofcom cited the programme's failure to involve an independent expert, such as a child psychiatrist, to determine the actor's intellectual and emotional capacity to participate in the controversial scenes and that programme makers had not followed the best practice advice of the BBC's Editorial Policy Unit. However, the regulator found that there was no actual harm, distress or anxiety caused to the child actor. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 28 April 2017 (2017) See more »

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11 October 2013 | by sir_1973See all my reviews

Being fan of British TV, i was hooked and couldn't stop this series. Has everything. Plot, dark and right timing. Great TV. The characters are natural and great acting from all of them. The suspense comes at right levels each episode and there is no way to stop until you find what will come next.

There are some very ... i don't know the right word(not with the bad meaning) with "The Wire". The characters are almost real like the classic good British TV.

The atmosphere is not annoying dark and the lines between "Right and Wrong" are not clear, (like real life).

Absolutely RECOMMENDED...


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