Skillfully crafted thrills, intense shocks and suspense are just some of the intriguing elements that spike up the Line of Duty TV show, leaving its audience spellbound, anxious and anticipating more with every intriguing episode. Line of Duty TV show does not fail to deliver on the adrenaline rush that cop-drama lovers have come to expect. In fact, viewers consider this British series the king of crime drama.
Created by the British television writer, producer, director and novelist, Jed Mercurio, Line of Duty is an intense, not-your-average British police drama whose first season (including five strong episodes) premiered on BBC Two in June 26, 2012. The shocking twists, almost breathless cliffhangers and ease of eliminating any character at any turn sparked up rave reviews and discourse, making its subsequent seasons unmissable.
Fans like you know that when it comes to Line of Duty, there are just two kinds of people: people like you who have seen it and know how awesome it is and then people who have not seen it and are missing out on this rare TV treat in this era of mindless drab programming. There is simply no middle ground for disliking this show.
Following the success of its first season, the BBC Two ordered production of subsequent seasons, even promoting the show to BBC One. Line of Duty has now aired for five seasons. The fifth season with intensity-jammed six episodes aired this year between 31 March 2019 – 5 May 2019. The BBC has ordered the making of a sixth season and we just can’t wait for another gripping season.
Raking in an audience of 13.2 million for its fifth season, Line of Duty is easily one of the most viewed series of 2019 and it’s so worth the time. It follows AC-12, a fictional secretive police squad delegated to unveiling corruption within the police force, comprised of major characters Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Detective Constable Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings. Following the death of a man who is mistakenly shot during a counter-terrorist operation, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott is transferred to AC-12 which is led by Superintendent Ted Hastings. Along with Detective Constable Kate Fleming, an expert undercover agent when it comes to police corruption, the trio investigate the alleged corruption of popular officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates. Each season opens up with the trio investigating a different police officer who appears to be corrupt. These investigations have led them to realise there’s a terrible conspiracy between corrupt police officers and an organised crime gang. And there is of course the mysterious ‘H’, the man leading this corrupt police network.
Adrenaline-pumping action, well-rounded characters and cases that reflect real life scenarios, Line of Duty has it all. It comes as no surprise that this show is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series and has earned a spot on the list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all-time. Now it’s your duty to take this quiz and see how well you know Line of Duty!