Line of Duty - Series 2 2014

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returns for a second series, featuring a new police corruption story told over six one-hour episodes. The series opens explosively with the ambush of a police convoy in which three police officers are killed and a protected witness seriously injured. The sole surviving police officer is Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes). Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden (Mark Bonnar) takes personal charge, assigning AC-12 to the case. Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) are joined by newly-appointed Detective Constable Georgia Trotman (Jessica Raine) to investigate a complex case rich in unexpected twists and turns.

Starring:
Keeley Hawes, Jessica Raine
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DVD

Line of Duty Series 2

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 6 hours 27 minutes
Starring Keeley Hawes, Jessica Raine, Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Bonnar
Genres Crime
Studio Acorn Media UK
Rental release 24 March 2014
Main languages English

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LINE OF DUTY, Series 2, 2014.The acclaimed British television series returns for a second series, with a new police corruption story told over six episodes. In this BBC-produced crime drama, a police convoy is ambushed and a protected witness seriously injured; DI Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes, MI-5) is the sole surviving officer. She is at first the most valuable witness, but soon becomes the prime suspect of the Anti-Corruption Unit (AC12) we met in the first British mysteries series. This box set consists of 6 episodes on 2 DVDs, running approximately 369 minutes plus bonus programing. Including behind-the-scenes footage, deleted and extended scenes and interviews with the cast and crew. For mature audiences only please. With subtitles, which are very helpful, thank you RLJ Entertainment/Acorn: the cast speaks clear Queen’s English, but with great speed, in tune with the show. I received this as a review copy.

It is AC12’s job to catch criminals, similarly to other police: but the unit catches them in the cop shop. The ambush of the police convoy has left three cops dead, in addition to the protected witness seriously injured. Inevitably, in this police procedural, the unit will begin to look on DI Denton with suspicion. The unit, which we met before, includes Superintendent Ted Hastings, (the veteran Adrian Dunbar, THE CRYING GAME, ASHES TO ASHES); partners Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, (Martin Compston, MONARCH OF THE GLEN, THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY), and Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure, BROADCHURCH, THIS IS ENGLAND). Keeley Hawes, (MI-5, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS, ASHES TO ASHES) as DI Lindsay Denton, the prime target of their investigation, is a revelation.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Antenna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Mar 2014
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After the opening hook of a violent ambush of police escorting a protected witness, suspicion falls on the only officer to survive unscathed, DI Lindsay Denton. Three aspects set apart the ensuing complex drama: the powerful, well-scripted interrogation scenes, the high quality of acting in which body language reveals so much about personalities and relationships and, above all, the skilful portrayal of Denton by Keeley Hawes, who tantalisingly convinces us by turns of her guilt or innocence.

Perhaps you cannot award less than four stars to a series with such power to grip millions of viewers, and to trigger such large-scale speculation as to who is guilty of what and why. I understand why the author wanted to leave what I think he described as loosely tied bows to pave the way for a third series. However, it seems unsatisfactory to me if people are still asking fundamental questions at the end because they are confused about exactly what happened, and, insofar as they think they understand, there appear to be flaws and contradictions. Apparently, Mercurio himself spotted a vital omission at the last minute, just in time to insert another scene, but there seem to me to be quite a few that he missed from the viewer's angle. It may of course help if, unlike me, one has seen Series 1. At least one would have the advantage of knowing more about some of the characters, such as dodgy detective Dot Cottan or disabled DC Morton who makes a sudden unexplained appearance.

I agree with the many comments and critics who feel that the last episode is a serious let-down - rushed and disjointed, with scenes included too obviously "to sew things up", yet often failing to do so.
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Watching series 1 first is important to understand the main characters. Series 2 is every bit as good as series 1 with the exception of the ending, which I thought was a complete anti-climax. What started as a gripping drama which made for compelling watching ended in a rushed and confusing ending which made me frequently unwind to try and understand what was going on. But in saying that I am really looking forward to watching series 3.
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Edge-of-the-seat thriller with corruption in the police force, people in positions of responsibility swapping speeding spoints with their spouses (wonder where they got that idea from) and a quite incredible interrogation scene in one episode which keeps the tension going in one tiny room for 17 minutes straight. One of the best crime dramas around.
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For me series one was excellent in every respect and I approached series 2 with the same high expectations. The action was there, the acting just as good and the script ALMOST as convincing. What let it down slightly was a seemingly rushed and unconvincing ending, with too many loose ends and unanswered questions.
The crux of the story was revealled in minimal flashbacks as if the writer had suddenly tired of the whole thing and it just didn't have the pace or breadth of earlier episodes. The complex private lives of the main participants were not addressed at all - perhaps a sign of series 3 pending!
Still it was enjoyable overall and if there is a series 3 I will certainly buy the dvd.
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By Richy Kerrison on 2 July 2014
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By Lizdevon on 29 Jun 2014
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Great series - can't wait for the next one. Good plot, great acting. keeps you on the edge of your chair!
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