Line of Duty: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
Line of Duty

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Critic Ratings: 5


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User Ratings: 76
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Air date: Sep 28, 2014
Air date: Oct 5, 2014
Air date: May 5, 2016

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A British anti-corruption unit called AC-12 investigates a Detective Chief Inspector's past.


Lennie James
as Tony Gates
Martin Compston
as Steve Arnott
Vicky McClure
as Kate Fleming
Gina McKee
as Jackie Laverty
Neil Morrissey
as Nigel Morton
Adrian Dunbar
as Ted Hastings
Keeley Hawes
as Lindsay Denton
Craig Parkinson
as Matt Cottan
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Critic Reviews for Line of Duty Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Lennie James brilliantly captured the odious ambiguity of his character: a man who is part hero.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Arnott caught the eye of Hastings in series one... They've been an effective team ever since.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

[It has] an excellent cast, skillful writing and a knack for making an exotic, unfamiliar world seem like the viewer's second home.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

[It was] a show which got steadily stronger as the episode improved.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a complex world and there's a lot going on... That suggests that the show could even improve, as the audience gets to know the characters more. Either way, it is well worth watching.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Line of Duty: Season 1

  • Jul 21, 2019
    Started strong but fell to the typical trope of police dramas of 'lets increase the tension by having a sensible officer suddenly go off and be a solo hero, ignoring all advice and good judegement, oh no now they need rescuing'. Try something new, once?
  • Jul 20, 2019
    I give this 5 stars, but Rotten Tomatoes obviously doesn't want me to as it keeps reducing it to 4.5!
  • May 21, 2019
    It's obviously very well written and very well acted. I just wish they would use exactly 1/2 the amount of x/y axis camera movement in the attempt to give you that "I'm there in person observing the scene" effect. Literally give me dizziness with how much they do it.
  • May 13, 2019
    I'm very surprised at the 100% rating. I don't think I ever saw one and in this case, in the first 3 episodes we are indeed presented with an interesting scenario. But the way the main character is presented (decorated investigator of the year, competent, etc) it is not realistic to have him portrayed as a choir boy when it comes to his extra marital relationship with a criminal. Sorry and even more sorry that 100% of the people are so high on drugs, overworked (or whatever their issues are, that they failed to notice that. What's the world coming to if we can't trust supposedly and notoriously harsh RT ratings?
  • Apr 08, 2019
    Essential viewing. Gripping stuff. Nobody does cop drama like the Brits.
  • Dec 27, 2018
    Awesome in every way!
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Got hooked on this series from the very start. Totally binge worthy. Great characters and great writing!

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