Line Of Duty

“Line of Duty” is a character-led thriller set in the murky world of police corruption. Written by Jed Mecurio (Cardiac Arrest, Bodies). Line of Duty was BBC2’s best-performing drama series in 10 years with over 4 million viewers.


Charismatic Tony Gates (Lennie James) returns the best crime figures on the force. Determined to expose Gates as a cheat, Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) recruits Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), veteran of an ill-fated counterterrorism operation. Meanwhile, an ambitious young detective, Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), inveigles herself onto Gates’ unit. Over five hour-long episodes, Arnott, Fleming and Gates become embroiled in a cat-and-mouse thriller. Every time Gates seems cornered, he digs a bigger hole for himself, plunging irrevocably into a moral abyss.

Tony Gates: Lennie James
Steve Arnott: Martin Compston
Kate Fleming: Vicky McClure
Jackie Laverty: Gina McKee
Nigel Morton: Neil Morrissey

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