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'Now we're suckin' diesel', Line of Duty returns to our screens

It's been 22 months since we last watched AC-12's activities and, mother of God, we've missed them. With the sixth series to start tomorrow evening, we have conducted our own deep dive of what's to come in Line of Duty...

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Line Of Duty characters: DS Steve Arnott (MARTIN COMPSTON), Superintendent Ted Hastings (ADRIAN DUNBAR), DI Kate Fleming (VICKY MCCLURE), DCI Joanne Davidson (KELLY MACDONALD) - (C) World Productions - Photographer: Steffan Hill

Line Of Duty characters: DS Steve Arnott (MARTIN COMPSTON), Superintendent Ted Hastings (ADRIAN DUNBAR), DI Kate Fleming (VICKY MCCLURE), DCI Joanne Davidson (KELLY MACDONALD) - (C) World Productions - Photographer: Steffan Hill

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Line Of Duty characters: DS Steve Arnott (MARTIN COMPSTON), Superintendent Ted Hastings (ADRIAN DUNBAR), DI Kate Fleming (VICKY MCCLURE), DCI Joanne Davidson (KELLY MACDONALD) - (C) World Productions - Photographer: Steffan Hill

"To be honest we're counting our blessings that we were able to do our work, and there are a lot of people out there suffering enormous hardship. If this is a distraction from that then I think we'd be honoured."

So said Line of Duty creator and showrunner Jed Mercurio at the series six press conference just a week ago when asked if the new series has come at the right time to our screens. Weekend got an opportunity to watch proceedings and gorge on the first episode of season six, starting tomorrow.

To say that some Line of Duty fans have been on tenterhooks waiting for series six's arrival isn't an understatement. Since the final scene of series five, fans have been keen to know what's happening in AC-12 and which police officer and department the anti-corruption unit will have in its sights next.


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