Line of Duty is Back

DavidKlyne replied on 22/03/2021 12:47

Posted on 22/03/2021 12:47

As full of acronyms as usual! Didn't understand what a chis was (Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Even in the first episode you can see a few opportunities opening up to either the truth or red herring territory!!! It must be difficult trying to keep such a high profile series fresh but as they say we await with interest. 


peedee replied on 03/05/2021 06:17

Posted on 03/05/2021 06:17

Series 6 was definitely a disappointment, time for the BBC to put LOD to bed. I found myself rather tired with it in the end. It wasn't up to the standard of the earlier series.


Extugger replied on 03/05/2021 07:42

Posted on 03/05/2021 07:42


"No comment"

I'm sure many viewers will feel underwelmed after watching the final programme, even though many questions were answered, the action, at times, having us once again on the edge of our seats. I suppose the ending was plausible, if somewhat dull. However, for me it underdelivered, even if doors were left open for another series. I liked the comment from a Times radio presenter who linked the audiences' reaction:

"BREAKING: Thousands of angry fans gather outside the Line of Duty stadium," 


SeasideBill replied on 03/05/2021 09:16

Posted on 03/05/2021 06:17 by peedee

Series 6 was definitely a disappointment, time for the BBC to put LOD to bed. I found myself rather tired with it in the end. It wasn't up to the standard of the earlier series.


Posted on 03/05/2021 09:16

It was always going to be like that....find a winning formula and flog it to death until all the creative potential is sucked dry, remember Killing Eve? Hopefully they’ll resist the temptation to go for another series and concentrate on fresh drama.

The biggest surprise for me was discovering that Martin Compston (Steve Arnott) naturally speaks with a broad Scottish accent - not a trace of it in the series. 

DavidKlyne replied on 03/05/2021 10:17

Posted on 03/05/2021 10:17

What we don't know, but suspect, is that it was the last episode in the Line of Duty franchise. If indeed it was the last episode ever I think there is always going to be a degree of disappointment with the ending. Many online commentators have always dismissed Buckles as being no other than an inept cop and I suspect that is where the disappointment comes from because we all wanted it to be someone else?

However if it was not the last ever episode there are many questions and avenues that a new series could go down, could it not?


DavidKlyne replied on 03/05/2021 15:09

Posted on 03/05/2021 15:09

Margaret has just watched the last episode again and I watched the last 20 minutes with her and I am changing my mind a bit. Whilst it seems a weak ending having watched it again I think there is much more to it. Clearly there has been an orchestrated effort to close down major investigations into police corruption. The fact that Buckles has immunity. The fact that Carmichael didn't flinch when Ted admitted his shortcomings which resulted in the death of an undercover police officer seems to suggest there is more afoot? Whether Line of Duty returns in quite the same format or AC-12 goes clandestine there does seem to be the opportunity for another series. Given the viewing figures surely the BBC would be mad not to want more?


DavidKlyne replied on 05/05/2021 14:27

Posted on 04/05/2021 22:29 by redface

After all the hype I was a bit disappointed at the damp squib of an ending.

I shall not rush to watch another series, should it arise.

Posted on 05/05/2021 14:27

You may find that if you re-watch the last episode there is more in it than first thought, I certainly found that. Line of Duty operates on many levels, there is the action and the interviews but there are also many subtle undertones which are easy to miss. I will be delighted if there is another series.


peedee replied on 06/05/2021 11:34

Posted on 03/05/2021 11:38 by peedee

I have started binge watching the earlier series, perhaps I might then appreciate Series 6 a little more.


Posted on 06/05/2021 11:34

I have now watched series 1 and 2 again, they are certainly more gripping than the latest series. I am also finding I am now noticing things which I did not notice before in the light of knowing the series 6 outcome.