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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 ...  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 series was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with the climax of series 3 filmed at Tate's Avenue area, and some scenes of series 1 filmed in Birmingham, UK. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.55 (2014) See more »

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This has become the Series of the year (again)
27 April 2017 | by Paul EvansSee all my reviews

A very difficult show to review, overall I'd give Series 1 an 8/10, a very good show, strong characters, intrigue etc, however something happens in the second series and has continued through to the present day, since that very first episode of Series 2 (or in fairness Part 6 of the opening Series) Line of Duty has become the best thing on the box. The cast work together in a way that you don't often see in many shows, the degree of realism each of them injects makes the show feel very real. Dunbar, Compston, McClure, Parkinson etc are all utterly phenomenal, I think though, it was the performance of Keeley Hawes as Lindsay Denton that increased my interest in the show, she was utterly amazing.

The transformation in the character of Steve Arnott has been intriguing, plaudits for Martin Compston, incredible actor, so diverse.

I suppose you could argue it's made in the style of the Scandinavian noir, but it goes deeper then that somehow, offering even more for the viewers. The series treats the viewer as if they have a degree of intelligence, it's deep and intricate without being too clever for its own good.

It comes as no surprise that the show's viewing figures have almost trebled, if you've not seen it, you have no idea what you're missing out on. 10/10

Bring on Series 5


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