Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #5 (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.

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Danny tries to whisper something to Kate.

KATE (V.O)

Before Danny died he tried to say

something.

Kate with Steve.

KATE:

Now I reckon what he said was

“List.”

Steve interviews Hari.

STEVE:

What was Danny onto that meant you

The final report states that these

had to kill him?

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MARTIN COMPSTON VICKY McCLURE

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Dot burns the list of names.

MANEET (V.O)

findings are consistent with a

blood stained note.

See Maneet and Dot.

DOT:

And this is just between us for

now?

Maneet nods, nervous of him.

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Specially

composed by

Carly

Paradis.

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Lindsay with Steve. |

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LINDSAY |

I’m innocent. The question is, are |

you? |

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Pointing at Steve. |

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Steve with Hastings. |

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HASTINGS |

You lied in court. You lied to your |

partner and you lied to me! |

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STEVE |

I did not plant evidence. |

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Kate with Steve. |

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KATE |

We gather the evidence. And the |

people decide. And they’ve decided|

that she didn’t do it. Because you |

couldn’t keep it in your pants. |

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STEVE |

That’s not what happened. |

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Kate having diner in Dot’s apartment. |

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DOT |

There’s seconds here if you fancy? |

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KATE |

Any more and I won’t get off this |

sofa. |

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Hastings and Gill at the restaurant.

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GILL |

I had intended that meeting in a |

more social setting would make this |

less confrontational between us... |

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They kiss. |

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HASTINGS |

I’m a married man. |

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GILL |

Separated. |

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HASTINGS |

I’m sorry, Gill. |

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Hastings exits. |

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Kate with Hastings. She shows him a picture. |

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KATE |

Oliver Stephens-Lloyd, a registered |

social worker with responsibility |

at Sands View. |

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Points to the distribution list, which contains |

Fairbank. |

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KATE |

Chief Superintendent Fairbank had |

nothing to do with this case. He |

ran Vice. |

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See picture of Fairbanks. Dot looking into |

Hastings office. |

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Steve with Fairbanks. |

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STEVE |

Stephens-Lloyd claimed he compiled |

a list of authority figures who|

conducted systematic abuse of boys |

resident at Sands View. |

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FAIRBANK |

I’ve never even heard of this |

Stands Views place. |

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Hastings arrives. Steve watching. |

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HASTINGS |

I hope I’m not too late. |

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Close up as they shake hands. |

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STEVE (V.O)|

I saw the handshake at the door. |

Steve with Kate.

STEVE:

It was masonic.

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WRITTEN AND CREATED BY JED MERCURIO |

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Dot kicks Hari. Next day at the office. Dot with |

stitches. |

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HASTINGS |

I’m putting you in for a |

commendation. |

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Kate smiles. |

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Steve looks through a heavily redacted file. |

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STEVE (V.O)|

Ronan Murphy was interviewed about |

the conspiracy Lindsay Denton was |

convicted of? |

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At home with Sam. |

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STEVE |

None of this was in the file. |

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Hastings hands Steve a file |

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STEVE (V.O)|

And who gave us that file. |

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With Kate. |

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STEVE |

Hastings. |

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PRODUCED BY PETER NORRIS

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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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