Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #1 Episode #1 (2012)
Synopsis: Line of Duty is a British police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio that premiered on 26 June 2012. It is the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multichannel era and is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series.Line of Duty was included in a list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all-time, in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time and was the highest ranked current series in a list of the best cop shows of all time.

SNIPER:

(Into mike.)

Negative.

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1/13 INT. TOWER BLOCK. FLAT. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/13

A black strap gets pulled across the man’s front. He ties the

buckle very tight.

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1/14 INT. TOWER BLOCK. STAIRWELL. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/14

The squad reach the fourth floor.

"Line of Duty" Episode 1 Shooting Script 18.08.11 5.

BRACKLEY:

(Into mike.)

Where’s that bloody order?

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1/15 EXT. TOWER BLOCK. LOCK-UP GARAGES. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/15

Arnott gets a buzz in his headset.

OSBORNE (O.S.)

Southern 257, Gold confirms: shoot

to kill.

ARNOTT:

(Hesitates. Into mike.)

Say again.

OSBORNE (O.S.)

Shoot to kill.

Arnott looks very uneasy.

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1/16 INT. TOWER BLOCK. STAIRWELL. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/16

The squad jog up towards the next landing. A door is signed

FLOOR 5. The squad pause for breath, gasping, but at

attention, guns at the ready.

BRACKLEY:

(Finger to earpiece, into

mike.)

We’re there, what’s the bloody -

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1/17 EXT. TOWER BLOCK. LOCK-UP GARAGES. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/17

Arnott must overcome his misgivings.

ARNOTT:

(Into mike.)

It’s Go.

(Consulting floorplan.)

Out of the door, turn right.

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"Line of Duty" Episode 1 Shooting Script 18.08.11 6.

1/18 INT. TOWER BLOCK. STAIRWELL. DAY 1. 1/18

Brackley doesn’t hesitate.

BRACKLEY:

(Quietly.)

Go, go, go!

The squad slip through the door.

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1/19 EXT. TOWER BLOCK. WALKWAY/FLAT 56. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/19

The squad creep out into eerie dawn light and Brackley turns

them right.

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1/20 EXT. TOWER BLOCK. ROOF TOP. CONTINUOUS. DAY 1. 1/20

Through the sniper’s sight, we see the squad scuttle along a

walkway.

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Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio (born 1966) is a British television writer, producer, director and novelist. He is reported to be one of the few British script-writers to work as a U.S.-style showrunner. A former hospital physician and RAF officer, Mercurio has been ranked among UK television's leading writers by TV-industry magazine Broadcast. more…

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