Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #6 (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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PREVIOUSLY

Danny tries to whisper something to Kate.

KATE (V.O)

Before Danny died he tried to say

something.

Cottan discovers a gun and an envelope addressed

to DC Steve Arnott.

KATE:

Now I reckon what he said was

“List.”

Cottan searching Danny’s flat.

DOT:

We’ve got a firearm in here, no one

enter.

He takes the list from the envelope and then we

see him burn it.

HASTINGS:

Investigating former Chief

Superintendent Patrick Fairbank in

respect of not adequately

investigating complaints of child

sexual exploitation.

Joe experiences a sudden violent visceral

reaction, completely beyond his control.

JOE (V.O)

The things they did to us at Sands

View.

KATE (OVERLAPPING)

Joe. It’s okay.

Kate stood in front of Summers.

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Specially

composed by

Carly

Paradis.

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KATE |

Ma’am, I’m requesting authorisation |

on an undercover operation. It’d be |

against a fellow AC-12 officer. |

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SUPER CAPTION:
MARTIN COMPSTON VICKY McCLURE |

Hari with Dot.

HARI:

DI Cottan set me up. As far as the

rope goes, he must have planted it

there beforehand.

Arnott with Dot.

STEVE:

What happened with the post-mortem? |

Weren’t you supposed to organise |

it? |

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Steve at his computer. |

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STEVE |

He knew forensics hadn’t bothered |

testing the envelope? |

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With Maneet. |

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MANEET |

I don’t want to get caught between |

you and DI Cottan. |

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SUPER CAPTION:
ADRIAN DUNBAR CRAIG PARKINSON |

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Cottan briefs the senior officers. |

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DOT |

The Caddy is male, under 35. A |

Detective. A London or South East |

accent. |

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Hastings opens the blind and his POV of Steve. |

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DOT (O.S)|

I’m sorry gaffer but the finger’s |

pointing at one of our own. |

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Out on Hastings as he takes that in. |

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SUPER CAPTION:
AND KEELEY HAWES |

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Cottan watches Steve. |

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DOT |

I have a number of concerns |

regarding DS Arnott’s professional |

conduct. He’s been bearing a |

firearm round the office. |

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Steve in the Armoury. |

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STEVE |

I’ve signed the firearm back in! |

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Lindsay in the interview room. |

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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 is being interviewed. |

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DOT |

He’s been accused of having an |

improper relationship with a |

suspect, of planting evidence |

against said suspect. |

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STEVE |

I did not plant evidence! |

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GILL |

We agree the best course of action, |

is for you to be suspended from |

duty until these matters can be |

addressed |

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Steve is escorted out of the building. |

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SUPER CAPTION:
LINE OF DUTY |

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Morton hands Dot a mobile phone in an evidence |

bag. |

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DOT |

SIM card? |

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MORTON |

It’s all in there. |

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Cottan burns the SIM card. |

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See Morton in his car. |

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MORTON |

The incriminating item I’ve got on |

you. That’s my only insurance. |

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He looks down to the passenger seat where there |

is an evidence bag containing an identical phone |

and sim. |

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01:38 SUPER CAPTION: POLLY WALKER GEORGE COSTIGAN |

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Dot at Kate’s flat. |

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DOT (V.O)|

I need to know you’ve got my back? |

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KATE |

Oh, God, yeah. |

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DOT |

He’s hiding summat (something). |

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Steve and Lindsay exit Steve’s home. Steve is |

holding the post-it. |

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Cottan is on his mobile to Kate. |

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DOT |

That lead on Steve. It looks like |

it’s going to pan out. He really |

did plant that money at Lindsay’s. |

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Kate is shocked. |

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Kate with Steve in the graveyard. |

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KATE |

There’s no list here, Steve! |

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STEVE |

If there not, Lindsay’s going to |

get what’s coming! |

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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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