Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #2 (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.

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 2.

CONTINUED:

Akers hurries the Witness under a blanket from the safe house

to the waiting car.

CUT TO:

Lindsay drives the lead vehicle; Akers’ vehicle follows.

CUT TO:

The ambush vehicle smashes into the vehicles. Gunmen spray

bullets. They set fire to Akers’ vehicle. They’re clearly

established wearing thick black jackets and motorcycle

helmets.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Hastings briefs Steve and Kate at the Witness’s bedside.

HASTINGS:

He was in Witness Protection.

STEVE:

Who is he?

HASTINGS:

Classified.

CUT TO:

Hastings updates Steve and Georgia.

HASTINGS:

He’s going to regain consciousness.

INTERCUT:

LINE OF DUTY:

INTERCUT:

Dryden grandstands to the press.

DRYDEN:

There’s been an attack on the

Police. Cutbacks have jeopardised

services. We can’t even protect

ourselves.

CUT TO:

Dryden addresses the press.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 3.

CONTINUED:
(2)

DRYDEN:

A breakthrough is imminent.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Kate questions Hastings.

KATE:

Who was the Witness Protection

Officer?

HASTINGS:

DS Jayne Akers.

CUT TO:

Kate hides her shock.

CUT TO:

Rich mourns at the funeral.

CUT TO:

Kate gets off with Rich.

CUT TO:

Rich shows Kate the photo of her with Jayne.

KATE:

D’you think she ever knew?

INTERCUT:

WRITER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Hastings briefs Steve over shots of Kate alongside Lindsay.

HASTINGS:

Kate’s undercover.

STEVE (O.S.)

She’s in. That’s all that matters.

CUT TO:

Kate tails Lindsay as she makes a call from a phone box.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 4.

CONTINUED:
(3)

KATE:

The call’s been traced to the

hospital.

CUT TO:

Steve and Georgia run into the hospital.

INTERCUT:

PRODUCER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

The Witness flat-lines.

Steve gets knocked out.

Georgia gets knocked out of a window.

Steve lies unconscious on the floor.

INTERCUT:

DIRECTOR CREDIT:

END OF RECAP;

CUT TO:

201

INT. 4TH ST STATION. SQUAD ROOM. LATER THAT DAY (OF SCRIPT

DAY AT END OF EP 1).

From her desk, Kate observes Mallick, O’Neill and other cops

forming into a huddle as a rumour of breaking news grips the

station.

MALLICK:

The Witness is dead.

O’NEILL

Jesus wept.

MALLICK:

They’ve got someone in. Copper.

Kate follows their accusing looks towards Lindsay’s office --

the blinds are down, there’s no sign of occupancy.

CUT TO:

201A

INT. 4TH ST STATION. LINDSAY’S OFFICE. CONTINUOUS.

Lindsay watches a news bulletin on her computer, listening

via earphones.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 5.

201A CONTINUED:

ON SCREEN:
A report on Georgia’s death, showing a GV of the

hospital exterior and GVs of well-wishers laying flowers,

then a photo of Georgia.

TV REPORTER (V.O.)

The police officer plunged 5 floors

and is reported to have died

instantly. She has been named as

Detective Constable Georgia

Trotman, aged 28. A police

spokesperson refused to disclose

the precise circumstances

surrounding Detective Constable

Trotman’s death.

ON SCREEN:
Screen-grabs of a man in motorcycle gear on the

hospital stairwell.

TV REPORTER (V.O.)

However a murder enquiry has been

opened and officers are seeking a

suspect in connection with the

investigation.

ON SCREEN:
Hargreaves makes a statement in front of the

hospital. He is named as DETECTIVE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT

LESTER HARGREAVES MAJOR VIOLENT CRIME UNIT and the strap-line

is POLICEWOMAN MURDER: OFFICERS SEEK SUSPECT DRESSED IN

MOTORCYCLE CLOTHING. This was RECORDED EARLIER.

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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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