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BBC Is Airing First Ever Series Of 'Line Of Duty' Again Next Month

 BBC Is Airing First Ever Series Of 'Line Of Duty' Again Next Month

We don't know about you, but we're still reeling from the news that Line Of Duty's sixth season is delayed.

Yep, thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the BBC has been forced to put filming for the TV show on hold.

But fear not: sensing the disappointment among loyal fans, they're repeating the first season of the hit cop drama so we can still get our fix.

Episodes from season 1 will be airing on Monday and Tuesday nights from the 3rd August, on BBC One.

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The BBC is replaying season 1 (Credit: BBC)
The BBC is replaying season 1 (Credit: BBC)

Line Of Duty writer and show-runner Jed Mercurio said "When series one was first broadcast, Line Of Duty was a little police drama on BBC Two.

"I'm delighted the BBC are giving new viewers and existing fans a chance to watch from the very beginning."

Simon Heath, Line Of Duty's executive producer for World Productions, added: "Eight years after our unheralded Brummie cop show quietly debuted on BBC Two, we're thrilled that Tony Gates and AC12's top team get a chance to go again for a brand new audience on BBC One."

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In case you need a reminder, season 1 of the BBC drama follows Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) as they investigate Tony Gates (Lennie James), on behalf of anti-corruption unit AC-12.

Kate is sent to work undercover on Tony's team, seeing as he is a DCI suspected of corrupt dealings.

But she soon discovers the case is much more complicated than they initially thought, and the suspected 'laddering' charge is overshadowed with dark secrets about Gates' love life and a whole web of lies, which begin to come to the surface.

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You'll remember season 1 also introduces a whole load of other key characters, including Neil Morrissey as DC Nigel Morton, Paul Higgins and CS Derek Hilton and Craig Parkinson as DS 'Dot' Cottan.

Secrets begin to unravel (Credit: BBC)
Secrets begin to unravel (Credit: BBC)

Nigel Boyle also stars as DI Ian Buckells and Gregory Piper appears as Ryan Pilkington.

Line Of Duty season 6 was originally set to air in 2020, however at the moment, filming remains on pause.

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It stopped in March at the height of the pandemic, and isn't set to resume until late August.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment, Line of Duty

Joanna Freedman

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