REVIEW: Line Of Duty (S5 E4/6)

If anyone out there thought last week’s episode had uncharacteristically hit the snooze button, this week’s is back to its solar plexus-punching, heart-stopping norm. The necessary lull in episode three was the pivot for the fast turn of events now hurtling in – and it also dispatched one of the outside favourites for the police…

REVIEW: Line Of Duty (S5 E3/6)

Has Operation Peartree gone pear-shaped? With undercover officer John Corbett making a success of ringing rings around the cops, corrupt officer ‘H’ may be even further embedded than we thought – clearly it wasn’t the deceased ACC Hilton. Last week’s highly dramatic conclusion, implying that someone in AC-12 may have recruited corrupt officer Cafferty, turns…

REVIEW: Line Of Duty (S5 E2/6)

Remember those Police Memorial Trust plaques the late Michael Winner campaigned for to commemorate officers who died heroically in the line of duty? Well, we’re thinking of starting a crusade for one to honour poor PC Maneet Bindra (Maya Sondhi). Far from being a bad apple, Maneet was a warrior to the end – murdered…

Line Of Duty: Ted Hastings origin series in the pipeline

One of the best crime drama characters this country has produced in the past decade, Superintendent Ted Hastings is beloved by fans across the UK for his steadfastness in his approach to bringing down bent coppers. The Killing Times has learned that Line Of Duty showrunner and creator, Jed Mercurio, is set to make a…

REVIEW: Line Of Duty (S5 E1/6)

Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) is a very worried man. Not only has all hell broken out on his patch with an armed police convoy transporting a £10 million-pound heroin seizure for incineration hijacked, and three firearm officers dead, he also has what 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon would call ‘a home toilet situation’. Aimlessly flicking at the…

BBC releases first Line Of Duty trailer

Not long now, it really isn’t. We’re a few weeks away from series five of Line Of Duty – now one of the most-watched crime dramas in Britain – and anticipation is feverpitch. We still haven’t had the official synopsis yet, but what we do have is a brand, new, shiny trailer, where we get…

BBC releases first images from series five of Line Of Duty

One of British crime dramas biggest hits from the last decade – Line Of Duty – is ominously waiting in the wings. After the show went stratospheric in series four thank to a transfer to BBC One primetime, it has become one of the most eagerly anticipated and talked about dramas (of any genre) in…

Line Of Duty V casting revealed by BBC

Last week we brought you the news that Stephen Graham was to join series five of Line Of Duty, Jed Mercurio’s hot cop thriller. Now we not only get confirmation from the BBC, but also more casting details. Graham will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen – two pivotal figures…

Stephen Graham to star in Line Of Duty V as Balaclava Man

The fifth series of British cop show conspiracy thriller, Line Of Duty, isn’t due on our screen until next year so we weren’t expecting the BBC PR wheels to start grinding until later in year. Not for the first time we were wrong. This appeared on the BBC’s Twitter feed this morning: Leaked: CCTV image…

Martin Compston shares Line Of Duty 5 script tweet

Increasingly, Twitter is becoming the go-to place for the latest news especially when you get actors tweeting about all kinds of stuff the newspapers or websites don’t get a hold of. One such actor who likes to tweet is Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston, who shared this little nugget yesterday. Even better on second read…