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Line Of Duty's Martin Compston Issues Warning To Fans Hoping For Seventh Series

Kimberley Bond

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Line Of Duty's Martin Compston Issues Warning To Fans Hoping For Seventh Series

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The whole nation was hooked on Line of Duty when it returned to screens earlier this year, seeing AC-12 finally unmask H.

After years of catching bent coppers and piecing together clues to ascertain who could be the mastermind behind the criminal police enterprise, the anti-corruption unit found that it was bumbling Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells that had been hiding in plain sight.


But as much as we all loved Line of Duty (and it is, very rightly, one of the BBC’s most popular dramas of all time), some of us couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed with the finale, with a few loose ends left to be tied up.

And while we all have our fingers crossed we see more of AC-12, Martin Compston, who played Steve Arnott in the series, has said the series will only return on one condition – and it all rests on the show’s lead writer, Jed Mercurio. 

AC-12 finally solved who was H (Credit: BBC)
AC-12 finally solved who was H (Credit: BBC)

“He won’t come back just because we’re getting bigger. He wouldn’t do another series just for the sake of it. He writes everything for a reason.

“If I’m told the series won’t come back I would be absolutely gutted.”

As one of the biggest shows on TV, pulling in a staggering audience of 16 million, it’s little surprise that the BBC want Line Of Duty to return.

“Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series,” BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore said after Line of Duty concluded.

Ian Buckells was revealed to be H (Credit: BBC)
Ian Buckells was revealed to be H (Credit: BBC)

“I'm looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next, and what the future of the series might be.”

But there is yet to be any official announcement about the programme’s future.

Martin has since explained that this, however, doesn’t mean the series is done for good.

“This is nothing new. It always takes a couple of years between series,” he said.

“The fact that people want us to come back again means the world.”

You can watch Line Of Duty on Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

Topics: Line of Duty, BBC, TV And Film

Kimberley Bond
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