Line of Duty season 6: BBC cast reunite ahead of filming for new series

‘Back to work for this lot’

Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 12 February 2020 07:24
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Filming for Line of Duty’s sixth series is about to get underway, a cast photo has revealed.

BBC bosses shared an image on Instagram showing the hit drama’s lead actors Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and newcomer Kelly Macdonald at a readthrough of the new script.

The caption reads: “Back to work for this lot at the #LineOfDuty Series 6 read-through!”

Compston, who plays Detective Steve Arnott, also shared his excitement at the forthcoming new series.

He posted to his social media: “It’s a lovely morning in London town. Going to meet some old friends, possibly look at some script and then I’m going waistcoat shopping. Haha, we’re back!”

Fans are desperate to see the latest developments in the series after season five revealed the corrupt “H” was not one, but four officers in the force, while superintendent Ted Hastings (Dunbar) was cleared of suspicion.

Series showrunner Simon Heath said last year that he was “thrilled and flattered” at the response to series five.

In a mixed review for The Independent, critic Ed Cumming wrote: “It takes an age to reach the pay-off. Along the way, we must sit sweating with Hastings as, minute by minute, he is grilled by dead-eyed careerist detective Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin).

“Hardcore fans may have appreciated the slow-burn pace after an action-heavy series. Anyone rubbing their hands in anticipation of an explosive finale, though, may be underwhelmed by the emphasis on banter over blazing bullets.”

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