Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #2 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.[

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104 INT. 4TH ST STATION. DUTY DESK. MOMENTS LATER.

Lindsay listens to a female voice on the other end of the

phone, talking rapidly.

AKERS (O.S.)

(From phone.)

DS Jayne Akers, calling with

request for urgent assistance,

immediate and credible threat to

life -

Lindsay immediately looks concerned.

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105 INT. 4TH ST STATION. SQUAD ROOM. MOMENTS LATER.

Lindsay marches through the squad room, putting on a stab

vest, O’Neill following. She points to a couple of uniforms,

SGT ALEX WALLIS (30s) and PC VINCENT BUTLER (20s), both male,

both burly.

LINDSAY:

Wallis, Butler, we’re going out.

(To O’Neill.)

Need Gold to sign off.

O’NEILL

The Chief Super’s gone home.

LINDSAY:

Then call him at home.

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106 INT. 4TH ST STATION. SQUAD ROOM. MOMENTS LATER.

O’Neill hangs on a telephone, hearing a ring tone that cuts

to a voicemail message.

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106 CONTINUED:

MALLICK (O.S.)

(Voicemail message.)

Chief Superintendent Mallick:

please leave your name and number -

O’NEILL

Not picking up his mobile either.

Lindsay’s anxiety level jumps up a notch.

O’NEILL

Really ought to give him another

five minutes.

She thinks about it for a fraction of a second, then moves

off sharply.

O’NEILL

Ma’am -

She darts towards her office. O’Neill knows exactly what

she’ll be doing.

O’NEILL

(Disgusted.)

There she goes.

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107 INT. 4TH ST STATION. LINDSAY’S OFFICE. MOMENTS LATER.

Holding the receiver, Lindsay hears the ring tone. She waits

anxiously for her call to be answered. The rest of the

station watches her through her office window.

DRYDEN (O.S.)

(From phone.)

Mike Dryden.

LINDSAY:

(Into phone.)

Sir, this is DI Lindsay Denton.

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108 INT. DRYDEN’S HOUSE. CONTINUOUS.

DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE MICHAEL DRYDEN (late 40s/early 50s)

takes the call in his large suburban home. HELEN DRYDEN, his

wife, hovers in the background.

DRYDEN:

(Beat. Into phone.)

How can I help you, Linda?

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109 EXT. 4TH ST STATION. CAR PARK. MOMENTS LATER.

Lindsay, Wallis and Butler race out of the station into the

car park, pulling on their coats.

WALLIS:

We allowed to know where we’re

going?

LINDSAY:

Suspect in a missing persons

enquiry, need him in for

questioning.

Lindsay fails to convince them.

Wallis and Butler head towards a liveried squad car.

LINDSAY:

No. We’re taking my car.

BUTLER:

What?

LINDSAY:

Come on!

They run to Lindsay’s car.

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109A INT. LINDSAY’S VEHICLE. CONTINUOUS.

Lindsay gets into her car. She starts the engine and puts on

her seat belt. Wallis in the passenger seat and Butler in the

back do the same.

WALLIS:

Ma’am ... what’s really going on?

LINDSAY:

(Tempted to confide.

Beat.)

Told you.

Lindsay looks daunted. She pulls out.

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110 EXT. 4TH ST STATION. CAR PARK. MOMENTS LATER.

Lindsay’s car races out of the station. She turns on the blue

lights, speeding off into the night.

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110A EXT. FLY-OVER. MOMENTS LATER.

Lindsay’s car on a blue light speeds through traffic on an

urban fly-over.

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111 INT. AC-12. CORRIDOR. MOMENTS LATER.

Kate hunkers in a gloomy corridor, her thumb hanging over

RICHARD AKERS’ missed call. Suddenly the phone rings, the

same name coming up on caller ID. She takes the call.

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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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