Line of Duty, Series One
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A hard-hitting, fast-paced new thriller delving into the murky world of police corruption. When a counterterrorism raid goes wrong, DS Steve Arnott refuses to join the cover-up. Cut off by colleagues, he transfers to an anticorruption unit that’s investigating one of the Force’s most respected officers, DCI Tony Gates. And so begins a game of cat-and-mouse, where the stakes keep getting higher. Soon it isn’t just careers on the line – it’s lives.
|1||VideoEpisode 1||When a counterterrorism raid goes wrong, DS Steve Arnott refuses to join the cover-up. Cut off by colleagues, he transfers to an anti-corruption unit that's investigating one of the force's most respected officers, DCI Tony Gates. A devoted family man, Gates has a secret he wants to keep that way, but one lie may expose him to the greatest risk of his life.||58:48||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||Having been duped into covering up a crime committed by Jackie, his mistress, Gates is desperate to conceal any evidence. Suspicions are soon aroused; and a new-hire on the inside, DC Kate Fleming, begins working secretly with Arnott. As the net closes on Gates, he's forced to choose between his marriage and his career, and finds himself plunged into an even more dangerous situation than he thought.||57:57||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode 3||Gates comes round in Jackie's house. Her blood stains the carpet but there's no sign of a body. As Arnott races to the house, Gates must act fast. With Fleming's help, the anti-corruption team try to trap Gates into revealing his involvement in covering up Jackie's crimes. Desperate to get his man, Arnott oversteps the boundaries, risking the entire anti-corruption operation, and his own career. Meanwhile Gates wrestles with the nagging doubt that Jackie may still be alive.||58:38||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode 4||With Arnott off the case, Fleming is determined to save the anti-corruption operation single-handed. Desperate for proof of Gates' involvement in Jackie's crimes, she pushes her relationship with him to the limit. How far will she go to gain his trust? Her behaviour, however, causes others to question if she has an ulterior motive. If Fleming makes the tiniest slip-up, her cover will be blown.||59:09||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoEpisode 5||With Gates on the run, the anti-corruption team comes under pressure to close the case once and for all. Tensions flare when Arnott develops suspicions about just how intimate Fleming was prepared to get with Gates. Meanwhile, Gates still believes he can save his career and marriage, if only he can prove his innocence. Arnott is forced to make some tough decisions about where his loyalties lie, while Fleming and Hastings go all out to catch Gates, leading to a shattering conclusion.||58:17||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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Line of Duty
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