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“More nerve-shredding than Broadchurch. More twists than Prime Suspect.

As a brilliant whodunit…Is Line of Duty the best cop show EVER?” Daily Mail

“Five stars” The Daily Telegraph

“Exceptionally brilliant” The Mail on Sunday

“Addictive”The Sunday Times

“[Stands] alongside the best that America…has to offer”The Telegraph

“Six hours of breathtaking television” Metro

 

LINE OF DUTY, SERIES 2

Debuts on DVD from Acorn on September 2, 2014

 

The smash-hit BBC drama returns with six thrilling episodes;

Starring Keeley Hawes, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar

 

Silver Spring, MD — Hailed as “the most tightly-plotted and nerve-shredding drama seen on British television in years” (Daily Mail), Line of Duty, Series 2 makes its DVD debut on September 2, 2014 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. The critically lauded drama returns for six riveting episodes that received even better ratings than the first series, which was BBC Two's best-performing drama series in 10 years. Series 2 follows AC-12, a police anti-corruption unit, charged with investigating an ambush of a police convoy and its lone surviving cop (Keeley Hawes, Upstairs, Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes). The returning stars from Series 1 include Vicky McClure (Broadchurch, This is England), Adrian Dunbar (The Crying Game, Ashes to Ashes) and Martin Compston (Monarch of the Glen, The Great Train Robbery). This DVD 2-disc set features six episodes along with behind-the-scenes footage, deleted and extended scenes, and interviews with the cast and crew ($39.99, AcornOnline.com). Broadcast in February 2014 on BBC Two, two more installments of the series have already been commissioned.

 

Like other police units, AC-12 catches criminals—but the offenders it investigates are fellow officers. When a police convoy is ambushed, leaving three cops dead and a protected witness seriously injured, AC-12 focuses its attention on the one officer who managed to escape the attack unscathed: Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes).

Under the direction of Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), partners Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) begin to put the pieces of the case together. Their investigation takes them ever higher up the police hierarchy. Described as “the most enjoyable series the BBC has produced in a long time” (The Sunday Times), the thriller is “back with a bang” (The Daily Telegraph) in this six-part second series.

 

BONUS: Behind-the-scenes footage (10 min.), deleted and extended scenes (30 min.), and interviews with the cast and crew (40 min.)

 

Street Date: September 2, 2014                         SRP: $39.99     

DVD 2-Disc Set: 6 episodes – Approx. 369 min. – SDH Subtitles

UPC 0-54961-2217-9-0                                       ISBN 978-1-62172-217-5

 

Press Contact: Chad Campbell, 301.608.2115*138, ccampbell@RLJEntertainment.com