Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #1
Synopsis: After a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott is transferred to AC-12, a police anti-corruption unit. Alongside Detective Constable Kate Fleming ,they are assigned to lead an investigation into the alleged corruption by a popular and successful officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates. While Gates cleverly manipulates his unit's figures, DS Arnott questions whether Gates is being made a scapegoat for a culture of institutionalized spin, or is guilty of darker corruption.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Actors: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson
  5 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.5
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
60 min
312 Views

INT. SOUTH FERRY STATION. BRIEFING ROOM. DAY.

We cut straight in to the bustle of a briefing.

There’s an audience of 17 police officers, all

in uniform (1 Inspector + 2 Sergeants + 14 PCs),

many still getting their bullet-proof jackets

on, one or two still filling in at the back to

make the total number.

Enter the Strategic Firearms Commander (SFC) -TERRY

REYNOLDS. Behind him a screen that shows a

city map.

UNIFORMED OFFICERS all stand to attention as he

enters. He signals them to sit.

REYNOLDS:

Okay. Thank you.

A uniformed bullet-proof-vested Sergeant sits

near the front, making notes in a pad with an

air of cool professionalism. This is SERGEANT

DANNY WALDRON.

REYNOLDS (CONT’D)

Operation Damson is an on-going

initiative aimed at detection slash

prevention of gangland murders.

Surveillance of a suspect under

Operation Damson has been in place

at an address for less than 24

hours, with intelligence sources

indicating a significant belief the

suspect is preparing to commit a

gangland execution

C/U DANNY WALDRON. Close to Danny sit 3 PCs

HARINDERPAL “HARI” BAINS, PC ROD KENNEDY, PC

JACKIE BRICKFORD.

REYNOLDS (CONT’D)(O.S)

The suspect is a known criminal

with a history of violence. He is

expected to be armed...

Music

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Specially

composed by

Carly

Paradis.

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The suspect’s mug-shot appears on screen. |

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REYNOLDS (CONT’D)(O.S)|

...and is designated extremely |

dangerous. |

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Danny glances up casually and looks at the mug-|

shot. He reacts --something deep and disturbing |

to him. |

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CUT TO BLACK:
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SUPER CAPTION:
DANIEL MAYS |

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CUT TO:
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INT. SOUTH FERRY STATION. DOWNSTAIRS CORRIDOR |

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Reynolds leads the 17 uniformed officers |

including Danny, Rod, Jackie and Hari along a |

narrow corridor at fast walking pace. Danny |

wears a fixed look of grim intensity, a man on a |

mission. |

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REYNOLDS |

Senior AFO is Inspector McAndrew. |

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MCANDREW |

Sir. |

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REYNOLDS |

You’ll operate out of four |

vehicles, each crew to be |

positioned on the suspect’s |

possible routes of travel, awaiting |

Gold Commander’s orders to |

intercept. |

(Off clipboard.)|

Crew assignments are as follows: |

Victor Charlie Four Zero, McAndrew |

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MCANDREW |

Sir. |

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REYNOLDS |

Lambert. |

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O’CONNOR |

Sir |

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REYNOLDS |

Chappell. |

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CHAPPELL |

Sir. |

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REYNOLDS |

Miller. |

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MILLER |

Sir. |

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REYNOLDS |

Victor Charlie Five Zero, Waldron. |

DANNY:

Sir.

SUPER CAPTION:
MARTIN COMPSTON

INT. SOUTH FERRY STATION. ARMOURY. |

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Moments later. |

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McAndrew takes over the briefing as the 17 |

firearms officers sign for their firearms. |

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MCANDREW |

You will each sign that you |

understand the law regarding the |

legal use of force as outlined by |

the SFC. You will each sign out |

your weapon. You will each sign out |

the type of ammunition and the |

number of rounds. |

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In a row, the firearms teams all sign the forms |

--there are boxes to fill in relating to |

regulations, weapons and ammunition. We see the |

details of the forms. |

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Then we see the weapons and ammunitions being |

issued to the officers. |

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Danny loads his gun, his face a mask. |

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CUT TO BLACK:
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SUPER CAPTION:
ADRIAN DUNBAR CRAIG PARKINSON |

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CUT TO:
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INT. SOUTH FERRY STATION. GARAGE. |

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Moments later. A warning alarm starts up and |

then the metal gates start to go up. |

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CUT TO BLACK:
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VICKY McCLURE |

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CUT TO:
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10:
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01:59

McAndrew and the 16 other officers hurry out to |

four unmarked vans waiting with engines running. |

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MCANDREW |

Come on. Go, go, go, go! |

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The teams disperse to their respective vehicles. |

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MCANDREW (CONT’D)|

Go, go, go, go. Come on. |

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McAndrew and her lot into the first van. |

Danny, Rod, Jackie and Hari board the second |

van. The others go into the third and fourth. |

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McAndrew’s Van pulls away. Danny is sitting up |

front in his van. |

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DANNY |

Go. |

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The gates slide all the way up and the vans |

lurch out of the garage, two through each gate. |

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The Vans exit South Ferry Station Sirens |

blasting. |

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The Vans Radio’s crackle across the airwaves. |

Radio checks. |

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MCANDREW (OUT OF RADIO)|

Four Zero. Radio check. |

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DANNY (OUT OF RADIO)|

Five Zero, Radio Check. |

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CUT TO BLACK:
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SUPER CAPTION:
LINE OF DUTY |

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MALE AFO (OUT OF RADIO)|

Six Zero. Radio Check. |

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FEMALE AFO (OUT OF RADIO)|

Seven Zero. Radio Check. |

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CUT TO:
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EXT. SOUTH FERRY STATION. ROAD. |

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The convoy leaves the station behind and hits |

city streets. |

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MCANDREW (OUT OF RADIO)|

Four Zero... |

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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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