How the characters of Line of Duty managed to glue 7,5 M to BBC
Jed Mercurio is one of the few UK script-writers to work as an American-style showrunner. His most recent credit, Line of Duty, is the most watched BBC2 drama series in the multichannel era. His other credits include Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Critical, Strike Back, Bodies, The Grimleys, Invasion:Earth and Cardiac Arrest. Line of Duty and Bodies are both winners of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series, and Mercurio has been nominated four times for a BAFTA Award, three times for a Writers’ Guild Award and four times for the Royal Television Society Award as Best Drama Writer. Mercurio is a former hospital physician and Royal Air Force officer, having originally planned to specialise in aviation medicine.