When does Line of Duty series five start on BBC One, who is in the cast with Vicky McClure and what’s it about?

LINE of Duty is set to return to BBC One for its fifth series – featuring Vicky McClure and Martin Compston.

The RTS award-winning crime drama has become one of the BBC’s most successful series of all time – here’s the lowdown on the upcoming series…

Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure)

When is Line of Duty series five on BBC One?

The fifth season of Line Of Duty will air on BBC One in 2019.

Filming for the series has been confirmed to begin in Belfast in September 2018.

After series four concluded, the BBC announced Line Of Duty had been renewed for two more series – so we’ll be getting a series 6, too.

BBC director-general Tony Hall said: “I am very excited to say there’s not one but two more series of Line Of Duty. So hooray for AC-12!”

Stephen Graham
Stephen Graham will be replacing Thandie Newton in the fifth series of Line of Duty
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Who’s in the cast of Line of Duty series 5?

In July 2018 The Sun exclusively revealed that Stephen Graham will replace Thandie Newton as the chief investigator in Line Of Duty.

However writer Jed Mercurio previously told the TV Times that Thandie could be back as Roz saying, “There are always ways in which we’d bring someone back for the right story.”

Vicky McClure (DS Kate Fleming), Adrian Dunbar (Spt Ted Hastings) and Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) are also set to return.

DS Sam Railston (Aiysha Hart) and DCS Lester Hargreaves (Tony Pitts) who featured in the series four finale could also be making a comeback for series five.

What is Line Of Duty about?

Line Of Duty is a crime drama which first aired in 2012.

It follows the work of AC-12 a special unit charged with investigating corruption within the police force.

Jed Mercurio told the BBC: “I want to look at the personal lives of all the regulars in series five.

“They’ve taken a backseat in [series four] to Roz Huntley, so it would be good to explore that side of things a bit more.

“The regulars are definitely up for doing more.”

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