Line of Duty fans are eagerly awaiting news of when they can expect the latest series of the BBC police drama. Viewers were disappointed when show creator Jed Mercurio announced filming of season six had been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, fans are still eager to find out how the drama will play out in the upcoming series and DS Steve Arnott star Martin Compston has given a rare insight into future storylines.
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Line of Duty bosses are well known for killing off fan favourite characters without little warning.
DI Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan (Craig Parkinson) was killed off in series five but not before tapping out a message in Morse code to blow the investigation into ‘H’ wide open.
The detective had been shot in his chest and although he couldn’t speak he used Morse code to relay the revelation that ‘H’ is a group of people.
As fans look forward to the next series, many fear another detective could be heroically killed off.
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However, actor Martin has hinted his character could be safe as he confessed he “trusts” the show creator completely.
“At this point, we have all got six series out of it and I don’t think any of us could have foreseen that,” Martin told The Herald.
“The initial idea was three series. Then five. So, the fact it is six? There’s talk already of seven, but Jed takes it one at a time, that is the way he has always done it.
“He has been an incredible influence on my career. I owe my career to Ken Loach and Jed Mercurio.”
Martin admitted he has faith in Jed over the future of his character and wouldn’t “complain” if it was his time to leave.
He continued: “I know Jed wouldn’t kill me off for the sake of it or shock value. It would be because he thought it would be the best way to take the story forward.
“I trust him completely. If it happens, I wouldn’t complain. I would be gutted and miss the guys, but we have got nearly 10 years out of it.”
Line of Duty fans will have to wait a while for the series to return but Martin promised it will be worth the wait.
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Martin said: “I don’t want to sound like a band trying to punt their new album and saying this is the best ever but every year, I think, ‘Is this going to be the one that is just not quite as good?’
“And then Jed ups it a level. I don’t know how he does it, his consistency is incredible.
“I’m buzzing about where the story is going this year. It is very reassuring to know, ‘As long as we don’t mess this up, we have another hit on our hands.’”
Meanwhile, will Steve, DI Kate Flemming (Vicky McClure) and Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) finally get to the bottom of the ‘H’ mystery?
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The latest clue was flagged up by Steve in the series five finale when he figured out Dot’s dying message.
“Dot was trying to tell us something before he lost consciousness. He couldn’t speak due to the gunshot wound to his chest, but he could move his hand. Tap tap tap tap. Tap tap tap tap. It’s Morse code. Dot dot dot dot,” he explained.
“The letter H in Morse code is four dots,” added Steve. “‘H’ is not an initial, it’s a clue. Four dots. Four caddies. Four police staff in league with organised crime.”
The detective wasn’t trying to expose one individual’s name as originally thought but trying to reveal that ‘H’ is in a group made up of several members.
Line of Duty season one to five are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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