On Duty

March 13, 2017


With credits including medical dramas Cardiac Arrest, Bodies and Critical, Jed Mercurio is best known for his thrilling police drama Line of Duty.

As the series returns for a fourth season on BBC1, Mercurio tells DQ why the show isn’t a typical police drama, why he prefers to be its sole writer and how he constructs its trademark interrogation scenes.

He also reveals how his role as a showrunner grew from a feeling that writers were marginalised from the rest of the creative process.

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