Line of Duty is coming to DVD on September 23rd and I loved it when it was aired on BBC2, but I’m surprised at the delay in this release as it was originally broadcast in June last year. And also, there’s only a DVD and no Blu-ray. However, I’m so pleased to hear that a second series is forthcoming, which is great news for Jed Mecurio-written programme. How I’d love more Bodies and Cardiac Arrest (although I think The Grimleys had run its course.)
Line of Duty is the fast-paced hard-hitting thriller that delves into the murky world of police corruption, and now the first series makes its DVD debut from Acorn Media.
When a counterterrorism raid goes tragically wrong Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston – Monarch of the Glen, Sweet Sixteen) refuses to participate in a cover-up. Ostracised by colleagues, he transfers to an anticorruption unit AC-12, which is in the process of investigating one of the Force’s most respected officers, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates (Lennie James – The Walking Dead, Run).
Gates has just been awarded Officer of the Year and his squad has returned the best crime figures for three consecutive years. But can anyone really be that good? Arnott doesn’t think so and soon he and Gates are embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse.
Every time Gates seems cornered he finds a way to turn the tables.
Following the success of series one which attracted around 4.2 million viewers and was BBC Two’s best performing drama series in 10 years, this hugely popular police drama will be returning to our screens for a second series and Line Of Duty Series One comes to DVD 23 September 2013.
As the stakes get higher, it isn’t just careers on the line – it’s lives.
Special Features: Behind the Scenes Feature, Actor Filmographies, Photo Gallery
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