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Line of Duty’s Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure want to present their own travel show

BBC police drama returns later this month

Isobel Lewis
Tuesday 09 March 2021 09:47
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Line of Duty’s Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure want to present their own travel show when the police drama eventually ends.

The three actors star in Jed Mercurio’s crime series as police officers working in a fictional anti-corruption unit, AC-12, in the Midlands.

A sixth series is on its way later this month and there’s no sign of the show coming to an end just yet, but the cast are already speculating about what they could do next when Line of Duty comes to “a complete stop”.

Appearing on That Gaby Roslin Podcast, the trio revealed that they’d been inspired by Dunbar, who plays Ted Hastings, and his recent Channel 5 travel show to make their own.

“When Line Of Duty does come to a complete stop we’d quite like to do a show. We were inspired by Adrian’s travel show,” McClure said.

“We thought Martin can take us to Vegas and Scotland. Adrian can take us to Ireland and Australia, we’d spend a lot of time out there – I’ll bring the guys to Notts.”

Read more: Everything that happened in the first five series of Line of Duty

Discussing the activities they could take part in in her hometown of Nottingham, McClure, who plays Kate Fleming, continued: “We’ll do loads of stuff. We’ll go on my tram, we’ll go clubbing, we’ll go to Notts city, go to the football, 24-hour Greggs. We can have a lovely time!”

Compston added: “If there are any producers with money out there...” with McClure exclaiming: “We’re ready!”

Line of Duty returns on 21 March with new cast member Shalom Brune-Franklin joining AC-12.

Read more: 15 of Ted Hastings’ best quotes from Line of Duty

Kelly Macdonald makes her debut as guest lead Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case whose suspicious conduct attracts the attention of the anti-corruption team.

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The new series will be the longest ever at seven episodes, and will air weekly on BBC One on Sundays.

Line of Duty returns Sunday 21 March at 9pm on BBC One.

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