Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #4 (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 with binoculars. Sees Linus.

DANNY (V.O)

So many years, I wondered what I’d

do if I ever saw him again.

With Linus.

DANNY:

And then I did.

Danny sees photo of Ronan Murphy.

DANNY (V.O)

In a photo, in a briefing room. And

I was being sent to meet him with a

gun.

Danny shoots Ronan Murphy.

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MARTIN COMPSTON VICKY McCLURE

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Danny reading a list of names which he puts into

an envelope and writes on the envelope DS STEVE

ARNOTT.

STEVE (V.O)

I don’t think we should close the

investigation into Danny Waldron’s

background. I’d like to keep

digging.

Danny has been shot he tries to whisper

something to Kate

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Specially

composed by

Carly

Paradis.

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ROD |

What’s he saying? |

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Dot discovers the list and pockets it. |

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ADRIAN DUNBAR CRAIG PARKINSON |

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Steve shows Hastings a picture of Ronan as a |

younger man |

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STEVE |

This man’s a young Ronan Murphy. |

The suspect shot by Danny Waldron |

during Operation Damson. |

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HASTINGS |

What? They knew each other? |

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Over to the courtroom. Lindsay in the Dock. |

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PROSECUTOR |

Did you fabricate the improper |

relations between you and Detective |

Sergeant Arnott? |

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LINDSAY |

No. |

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PROSECUTOR |

Did you fabricate the planting of |

evidence against you? |

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LINDSAY |

No. |

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AND KEELEY HAWES |

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USHER (O.S)|

What is your verdict? |

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Lindsay stands for the verdict. |

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FOREMAN OF THE JURY (O.S)|

Not guilty. |

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Lindsay reacts. |

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South Ferry Briefing Room. |

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REYNOLDS |

It is with deep regret that I |

inform you all of the death of PC |

Rod Kennedy. |

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Hastings and Cottan looking into the warehouse. |

A pair of boots hanging. It’s Kennedy hanging. |

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LINE OF DUTY |

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Jackie interviewed at AC12. Off a photo of Hari. |

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JACKIE |

Hari initiated the struggle with |

that gun and it’s only his word for |

it, that it was self-defence. |

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POLLY WALKER GEORGE COSTIGAN |

Hastings and Liz at a bar.

HASTINGS:

I owe you an apology for the other |

night. |

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Your dinner invitation... |

GILL:

You’re a married man.

HASTINGS:

This is it.

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NEIL MORRISSEY

Steve in Hastings office.

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I think Danny Waldron purposefully |

created a trail of evidence. And |

now we’re on the trail of the other |

abusers. |

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ARSHER ALI |

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Picture of Dale Roach in the newspaper at the |

boys’ home. Headline “Dale makes their day!” |

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MANEET |

Dale Roach. He was leader of the |

city council during the period |

Danny Waldron and Joe Nash were |

residents at Sands View |

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Steve puts the newspaper headline in front of |

Joe. |

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JOE |

The things they did to us at Sands |

View. |

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STEVE |

I promise you. I will get these |

bastards. |

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Hastings with Dot. |

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HASTINGS |

If Bains killed Danny. I’d lay you |

evens he killed Kennedy as well. |

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Hari’s phone rings. |

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HARI |

Hello? |

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DOT (O.S)|

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You’re being fitted up for |

murdering Rod Kennedy. |

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Dot at the side of the road |

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DOT (CONT’D)|

If you want a way out, you’ll |

listen to me. |

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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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