young DCI with two children returns to her career and becomes the senior officer
heading an investigation to track down a serial killer; but she falls under
suspicion from her colleagues when she seems overly anxious to charge a young
man with learning difficulties, despite forensic evidence throwing doubt upon
his guilt in the fourth series of the critically acclaimed, thrilling police
corruption drama Line Of Duty...
AFTER MONTHS OF ENDLESS SEARCHING for the masked serial killer known as Balaclava
Man, there appears to be a breakthrough when a third young woman, Hana (Gaite
Jansen) is abducted setting the scence as Line Of Duty explodes
into its fourth series with brilliant Hollywood star Thandie Newton (Westworld)
shining at the helm as the strong and belligerent Senior Investigating Officer
DCI Roz Huntley.
Wasting no time in getting dramatically into the action, the new series begins
with Hana leaving her friends after an evening out and missing her bus, whereupon
a masked man runs into her in his car and bundles her into the passenger seat
while she is stunned, before racing away from the scene.
succeeds in keeping
to their seats in this
compelling and intriguing
a fantastic mix of
suspense and superb
revellers in a bar have witnessed the incident and very soon the car is found
abandoned on a housing estate where an explosion in a nearby house leads the
Police to a terrified Hana, handcuffed to a pipe in the burning building.
Evidence at the scene links this latest abduction to Balaclava Man and 24-year-old
Michael Farmer (sensitively played by Scott Reid), a vulnerable young man with
learning difficulties who lives in the house, is arrested at his place of work.
Michael becomes detrimentally confused while being interviewed; and being on
the sex offenders register for an assault he also denied, seals his fate.
Under intense pressure from her superiors to find the serial killer, Roz seems
satisfied that Michael is Balaclava Man, although chief forensic investigator
Tim Ifield (the superb BAFTA-winner Jason Watkins: Inside No. 9) begins
to think they have the wrong man as he turns up further evidence that casts
doubt on Michael's guilt.
Roz will not listen to Tim, basking in the glory as Assistant Chief Constable
Derek Hilton (Paul Higgins) holds a press conference to announce the good news.
The streets appear to be safe. Or are they?
In a flurry of activity during which the twists and turns keep us all guessing
as suspicion flips from one suspect to another, Line Of Duty succeeds
in keeping viewers rooted to their seats in this compelling and intriguing fourth
Roz refuses to budge one inch on her stand that Michael is guilty, determined
to do anything within her power to stop her life from unravelling. It is her
life, her career, and she won't let anyone mess it up. But just how far is she
prepared to go to protect herself?
Roz clashes with Tim as she tries to claw back her credibility and soon Detective
Chief Superintendant Hastings (Adrian Dunbar: Ashes to Ashes) arranges
for police corruption Section AC-12 to sweep in to investigate Roz's handling
of the case, following Tim's approach to DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston: Sweet
DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure: The Secret Agent) has the unenviable
task of getting herself under cover working alongside Roz, who, although in
the dark as to Kate's purpose, is going to make things as difficult as possible.
While Steve works outside the unit, his investigations lead him to confront
Roz's husband Nick (Lee Ingleby: The A Word) and also to put his life
in great danger as Balaclava Man attempts to silence anyone who is a threat
to his freedom.
Then two bodies are discovered. One female; one male…
Wow. What a fantastic mix of interesting characters, suspense and superb storytelling.
Line Of Duty goes from strength to strength as the detectives faces the
impossible task of getting it right. In the most challenging case yet, the series
upholds its position as this fast-paced, hard-hitting thriller delves into the
murky world of police corruption.
Filmed on location in Northern Ireland, Line Of Duty also features: Nigel
Boyle as Ian Buckles; Royce Pierreson as Jamie; Claudia Jessie as Jodie; Kwame
Che Kandekore as Ollie; Mark Stobbart at Niel; Henry Miller as Morganstaff;
Anneika Rose as Farida; Harriet Cains as Jade Hopkirk; Maya Sondhi as Maneet;
and India Ria Amarteifro as Sophie.
Composer is Carly Paradis; Director of Photography is Anna Valdez-Hanks; Produced
by Cait Collins; and Created, Written and Directed by renowned writer Jed Mercurio.
Great British drama at its best, World Productions' gripping Line Of Duty
Series 4 is released in the UK on DVD from Acorn Media International on
8 May 2017 alongside the Line Of Duty Series 1-4 Complete Box Set.
Line Of Duty Series 4 Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 360
Minutes Approximately on 2 Discs | Catalogue Number: AV3353 | RRP: £24.99.
Line Of Duty Series 1-4 Complete Box Set Certificate: 15
| Running Time: 1,050 Minutes Approximately on 8 Discs | Catalogue Number: AV3354
| RRP: £44.99.
Special Features: Actor Filmographies | Productions Stills Picture Gallery |
Behind The Scenes Picture Gallery.
"Line Of Duty succeeds in keeping viewers rooted to their seats in this
compelling and intriguing fourth series… a fantastic mix of interesting characters,
suspense and superb storytelling" Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"The King of the crime dramas… Like The Wire or NYPD Blue before
it, Line Of Duty is as messy as the big, bad real world" Daily Telegraph