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Line Of Duty Series Six Begins On 21 March

Line Of Duty Series Six Begins On 21 March

The AC-12 team is back

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

Line of Duty series six will begin on Sunday 21 March.

Jed Mercurio's hit thriller will be making its much-anticipated return, with the first episode due to air on BBC One at 9pm.

Episodes will then air on a weekly basis on the channel and on iPlayer - and there will be seven instalments to enjoy this time around, making it the longest series yet.

Not long to wait now.

Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston will return alongside Shalom Brune-Franklin, a new addition to the AC-12 team.

Kelly Macdonald will also 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 Anti-Corruption.

Shooting wrapped in November, with creator Mercurio paying tribute to the entire crew for their efforts amid the pandemic.

He said: "#LineofDuty6 We couldn't have done it without the dedication of cast, crew and supporting artistes to rigorous CoViD safety.

"Not a single day's filming lost, and 100+ colleagues finished the shoot in good health. We looked out for each other. We followed the science."

Star Compston (Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott) also praised the entire team.

In a message shared on Twitter, he said: "Delighted we've finally wrapped season 6!

"Tip of the cap to the production team for putting the protocols in place to provide a safe working environment and to the phenomenal crew, having the discipline and determination to work within the new parameters and get us over the line."

He continued: "It was a different way of filming to get used to but we were lucky to get back doing a job we love. The scripts from Jed Mercurio superb as ever and we gave it everything we had so fingers crossed.

"For a lot of us the Covid bubble meant being apart from family for an extended period. I'm now looking forward to some quality time with mine, with that in mind heading offline for a bit. Stay safe troops!"

Filming for the fan favourite show resumed in September in Belfast, after production ground to a halt due to coronavirus. Now, the wait is almost over.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, Line of Duty