At the dawn of the 1970s, a secret network of corrupt detectives in London abused their power and cultivated a culture of greed and fear.
Those at the sharp end reveal how gutsy coppers sought to flush them out – forming the first anti corruption branch A10, whose inner workings inspired the BBC drama Line of Duty. Using secret recordings, archive and animation this series reveals an age of excess, where tabloid scoops uncover Soho’s dirty secrets, incriminating evidence is planted on the innocent and big money robberies expose dizzying levels of corruption.
Episode One: Firm in a Firm
“There’s a nostalgic feel to this series about 1970s police corruption: jazz funk on the soundtrack, Philip Glenister narrating, and evocative archive of car chases with police in Triumphs pursuing villains in Jags. But at its heart it is deadly serious” Radio Times
“It features all the tension, intrigue, deceit and double-crossing that makes us love Line of Duty so much” Stylist Magazine
DIRECTED BY TODD AUSTIN / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MIN CLOUGH