Having so much enjoyed the first four series of "line of Duty", I was rather fearful that the final series might fall short. From the makers of Bodyguard, this top-rated British police drama has been hailed as “unbearably tense and instantly addictive” (The Guardian) and “the UK’s best crime thriller” (Den of Geek). Were you glad Steve and Kate saved the day, and did you believe Ted’s tale? Year: Season 5. It might have been obvious but I’ll admit I let out a small cheer when Kate and Steve decided to save the gaffer themselves. I found these final two discs every bit as compelling as their forerunners, if not better. One of the best cop shows I have ever watched, Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2020. There was one brief scene featuring Lisa McQueen’s interrogation (after all that, it seems she was just a criminal, albeit one who wanted to change) and another focusing on Ryan’s acceptance to police academy (yes, yes, you were all right). It is on the section of police that investigates crooked cops. Kate, in particular, was on fire this evening, from telling Brandyce where to go, to ensuring that all the regulations were observed to the letter even as she worked at cross purposes from Carmichael. Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2019. With all that going on, it was no surprise that the OCG plot strand took a backseat. The hit police corruption drama from the makers of Bodyguard. Indeed every small exchange between Biggeloe and Anna Maxwell Martin’s Patricia Carmichael, AKA the Maximilien Robespierre of the anti-corruption world, was worth savouring. See you back here next time provided there’s no urgent exit required …, Available for everyone, funded by readers. With troubling questions hanging over the identity of the mysterious H, suspicions mount among the AC-12 team. When one recalls the brilliance of Series 3 (apart from the inconclusive ending), it is sad to reflect on how far the show has fallen with Series 5. One of the most popular of the British TV series. Season 5 of Line of Duty is due to wrap up on the BBC on May 5th. The plots for "Line of Duty" have always been rather implausible, but in earlier series clever writing and production enabled the viewer to suspend their disbelief. Sign in to see videos available to you. Tensions rise in the OCG following the events at Eastfield. Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching series five of Line of Duty (it also contains spoilers from earlier series). You will not be disappointed - believe me. There were occasional flashes of the originality which made the earlier shows stand out, but they were all but swamped by cliche and corn. The action flows from start to finish. Sorry I purchased it, maybe should of waited until the local library had it to borrow. Line of Duty finale review – whisper it, but this series has not been up to snuff, Adrian McKinty’s outstanding Sean Duffy series. This is a fantastic series! AC-12 attempt to capture Corbett but Steve and Kate question Hastings’s motives. I suggest watching all 5 seasons. The crime series which shares the same writing staff as the excellent Bodyguard has quickly become of the BBC’s biggest shows. A great series, one of the best. Will the identity of “H” be revealed at last? Finally, it’s been a pleasure reading all your theories over the past six weeks, thanks for reading, commenting and pointing out the errors. Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) watched the footage of Dot’s dying declaration once more as Steve spotted something they had missed all those years ago. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The plot shifts and twists do not seem forced. Episode 1 of 6. That’s nearly as bad as the shaggers of AC-12. We all called it – Gill Biggeloe was a “rotten apple” (and not just because she spelled her surname the wrong way). Despite the holes in his storyline, I still trust him and was pleased he gave the £50,000 to Corbett’s widow, but even I must admit he’s not as straightforward as he pretends to be. I was quite glad when Steve suddenly turned into Mr Exposition and got us up to speed on all the salient plot points. You will not be disappointed - believe me. For something to pass the time with now that Line of Duty is over, check out crime writer Adrian McKinty’s outstanding Sean Duffy series, which is all about a Catholic cop in Northern Ireland during the 80s. When three police officers are shot dead during the hijacking of a seized-drugs transport, AC-12 moves in to investigate possible police collusion. Line of Duty is one of the best series I have ever watched. Corbett's most daring plan yet requires McQueen to exploit links with corrupt police officers. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 12, 2019. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. “We’re witnesses not suspects, now stop making a tit of yourself and piss off.” DI Kate Fleming lays down the law. What’s next? Line of Duty (2012– ) Episode List. I love the acting and the drama. Ted’s interrogation might have been billed as the main event, but the real action was happening on the undercard as Carmichael and Biggeloe circled each other in a particularly venomous game of cat and mouse. Not dull. If I have a complaint about this particular series, it’s that in the early episodes it got bogged down in gang interaction when the interesting stuff has always been AC-12’s increasingly desperate attempts to stem the flood of corruption in the force. I have watched all of the 5 seasons. In Season 5, AC-12 suspects corrupt cops are leaking information to a ruthless organized-crime boss (Stephen Graham, Boardwalk Empire, The Secret Agent), who may be their most vicious adversary yet. I’ll get back to you as soon as I’ve perfected my Morse code deciphering skills. 2019 Episode #5.1. OK everybody, hold it right there. I especially like the development of DS Steve Arnott who, after his crucial injury in series 4, now appears more mature, still trying to cope with physical and surely also psychological aftereffects.