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Line of Duty season 6: Behind the scenes pictures shared by the creator and cast

Jed Mercurio and the show’s stars have been teasing scenes from the new series for months

Ellie Harrison
Sunday 21 March 2021 12:42
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The highly anticipated sixth season of Line of Duty is finally hitting screens, with Kelly Macdonald joining the cast as the latest guest star.

Filming on the BBC’s stratospherically successful police corruption drama had suffered delays as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, amid a spate of postponements and cancellations across the wider film and TV industries.

But now the new series is upon us with Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure all returning to hunt down corrupt coppers.

Details of the plot, which creator Jed Mercurio previously called “ludicrously implausible”, have been kept under lock and key. But lots of behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot have been shared since filming recommenced in September. Check them out below…

On 1 September, the BBC announced that filming was back on…

Adrian Dunbar was looking as determined as ever…

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Macdonald’s DCI Joanne Davidson entered the dreaded interrogation suite for the first time...

You won’t see anyone laughing in the glass box in the final edit, that’s for sure…

Read more - Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio calls his own series 6 scripts ‘ludicrously implausible’

It wasn’t long before the cast started playing pranks on each other…

And stunts were underway...

Fans will have to brush up on their police acronyms ahead of the new season…

Which was filmed in Northern Ireland…

In October we discovered the gaffer’s hips don’t lie…

And got a proper glimpse of the new guest star in action…

There was more misbehaviour on set…

But thankfully everyone had their masks on…

Some days were tiring…

But it was worth every minute…

Line of Duty season six will air on BBC One in March.

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