Line of Duty

A hard-hitting new thriller series explores the world of police corruption

Character breakdowns

Category: BBC Two
Character breakdowns from the new BBC Two drama Line Of Duty

MARTIN COMPSTON

DS Steve Arnott was a high-flying counter-terrorism officer who refused to collude with his colleagues in the cover-up of the shooting of an innocent man. He finds himself seconded to Anti-Corruption, much to his displeasure.

LENNIE JAMES

DCI Tony Gates is the senior investigating officer on a serious crime unit, code name TO-20. He is adored by his loyal team and his clear up rate is second to none, which is why he's under suspicion from Anti-Corruption.

VICKY MCCLURE

DC Kate Fleming is at first appearances an ambitious and dedicated officer intent on joining TO-20. However, her motive for getting close to Gates is not all it seems.

ADRIAN DUNBAR

Superintendent Ted Hastings is principled and diligent. He is Arnott's commanding officer in Anti-Corruption.

GINA MCKEE

Jackie Laverty is a successful business woman and former girlfriend of Tony Gates. Her involvement in a crime plunges Gates into a moral dilemma that risks wrecking his career and his marriage.

NEIL MORRISSEY

DC Nigel Morton thought his police career was over when he was injured on the job. But instead of spending the rest of his years behind a desk, he was given a second chance by Gates, to whom he is unfailingly loyal.

PAUL HIGGINS

Chief Superintendent Derek Hilton is the most senior officer in our police precinct. He is a gifted politician but lacks frontline experience.

CRAIG PARKINSON

DS Matthew "Dot" Cottan is another officer given a lifeline by Gates. Overcoming a gambling problem, he's found his place in TO-20.

FARAZ AYUB

DC Deepak Sharma is a family man who just wants a quiet life. Happy to be a ticked box for Gates, his naivety may well be his downfall.