A journalist for The i got more than she bargained for when she asked the screenwriter about another series of the hit BBC show.
Many viewers believed he would be unveiled as "the fourth man".
There was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment going back as far as series one.
The drama's creator did not hold back after one social media user branded Line Of Duty a "cheap little show".
The police drama's conclusion has sparked a lot of conversation on social media.
Line Of Duty’s First Series Had A Major Clue About The Identity Of The Fourth Man, But Did You Spot It?
Writer Jed Mercurio had planted a hint in the 2012 series but it passed the show’s armchair detectives by.
The Steve Arnott actor said he “fully understood” that the conclusion “wasn’t the 'urgent exit’ type ending some anticipated”.
We've uncovered all the secrets of AC-12 – because Hastings and co aren't the only detectives round here.
We should both applaud the show for casting a character with learning disabilities, and call out its throwaway lines perpetuating sad old stereotypes, writes former police officer Jim Gamble.
Here's something to whet your appetite ahead of the new season's debut on Sunday.
Kelly is playing the enigmatic DCI Joanne Davidson in the sixth series of Jed Mercurio's hit BBC drama.
The writer and producer called the corporation "one of the least efficient broadcasters".
Things are going to be very different when we catch up with AC-12 later this month.
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The BBC has also released the first teaser trailer for the new series of Jed Mercurio's hit drama.
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James Nesbitt leads the cast of the four-part BBC series, executive produced by Jed Mercurio.
Seriously, get this lot a job with AC-12.
Writer and creator Jed Mercurio had some fleeting ideas, following the events of the season one finale.
Filming on the BBC drama was shut down back in March as the pandemic hit the UK.
Piers Morgan Wants Part In Line Of Duty After Interviews With MP Helen Whately Spark Ofcom Complaints
The Good Morning Britain presenter has urged viewers to back him and not complain to the TV watchdog.
We're officially excited.