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Line of Duty 

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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 ...  Arnott / ... 35 episodes, 2012-2019
Vicky McClure ...  Fleming / ... 35 episodes, 2012-2019
Adrian Dunbar ...  Hastings 35 episodes, 2012-2019
Craig Parkinson ...  Cottan 17 episodes, 2012-2017
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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 Ted 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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Line of Duty was included in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time. See more »

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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #53.5 (2017) See more »

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A series to watch
7 October 2015 | by caitlinbiwerSee all my reviews

Line of duty is an exceptional police drama. My parents first found it on BBC2 which I find unusual by the fact that it is hidden amongst a less popular channel. Furthermore, the acting is brilliant and you'll be on the edge of your seat at the end of every episode - it is indeed one of the best police series I have watched yet. I suppose it could be down to the fact that it is very unique, in which the producers have found a huge gap within the crime genre of focusing upon AC12 which is an anti-corruption unit. This means that the entire series one and two focus upon entirely different story lines but withholds the same cast in both the first and second series. All I can say is it is a must-see and you will be hooked from the first episode - and I cannot wait till the third season!


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