Line of Duty returns for an explosive second series with another high octane police corruption tale. When a police convoy is ambushed by armed criminals, three officers are killed and a protected witness critically injured. Convinced that the gunmen were tipped off by a police source, AC12 - DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), DC Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) joined by DC Georgia Trotman (Jessica Raine) - must track down the leak. Initially AC12's most valuable witness, suspicion soon falls on the sole surviving officer, DI Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes). In pursuit of their prey, AC12 find a web of corruption and vice with links to the very top of the force.
My review of Series 1 pointed out some unconvincing acting. In series 2 the lead role is played brilliantly by Keeley Hawes but there is still some pretty unconvincing acting most notably Liz White who was better in Life on Mars but still pretty bad. Mercurio's plot is a little more believable in this series and he has increased the whodunnit factor giving greater suspense but it still lacks the intricacy and depth that the Scandinavian crime dramas have perfected. Having said that I could not wait to watch it all and look forward to series 3 with more anticipation than most crime dramas.
- Line of Duty: Series 2 review by DJ
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I missed the first 2 serious on Tv but , after seeing the 3rd , I knew I had to see what went before , and the stand out character of this series has been Keeley Hawes who , as the persecuted officer running rings around the others , gives an ice maiden performance - is she guilty or not ? Brilliant TV drama. If you haven,t seen it on Tv it's a MUST to rent. Highly recommended