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Line of Duty: Series 05 (2019)




Critic Consensus: Line of Duty's sterling ensemble all maintain a stiff upper lip, but audiences' limbs will be quavering throughout this tense fifth season that dives deep into moral murk.


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Line of Duty returns forafifth series, as AC12 continues to hunt for any corruption lurking within the police.


Vicky McClure
as Kate Fleming
Adrian Dunbar
as Ted Hastings
Martin Compston
as Steve Arnott
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Critic Reviews for Line of Duty: Series 05

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10)

I think this is the ropiest bit of work [Jed Mercurio]'s ever sent our way. You could almost smell the desperation: a frantic stitching born, perhaps, of the need both to give his audience something in the manner of a resolution.

April 4, 2019 | Full Review…

A lot of television drama is realistic but essentially trivial; Line of Duty succeeds by combing the thinnest surface mimesis with a deep concern for matters of the greatest importance.

April 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Some might call this a formula but it's better recognised as a well-tuned sense of dramatic structure and dynamics.

May 18, 2020 | Full Review…

The show can be totally over-the-top, but it's also compellingly watchable and often thrilling, a masterpiece of misdirection that keeps you guessing.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

It may demand a lot of viewers and take risks, but that's what all great dramas should do.

December 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The cast is full of solid acting talent, yet the writing leaves many of them discussing the gravest of matters as though they're reading the contents on the back of a shampoo sachet.

December 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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