undercover cop appears to have
gone rogue, deeply involved with
dangerously cold-blooded criminals
who, while hijacking a confiscated drug
lorry being taken under police escort
to a special facility, are responsible for
the deaths and serious wounding of the
accompanying officers; but the crooks
could not know about the transporting
of the drugs unless there is a corrupt
police worker passing on information in
the fifth series of the gritty and highly
compulsive television drama Line of
ANOTHER CASE OF POLICE CORRUPTION, AC-12 investigators Detective Inspector Kate
Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston)
spring into action under orders from dour Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian
Dunbar), whose private life is in tatters as he is going through divorce proceedings
with his wife Roisin (Andrea Irvine).
A lorry, containing confiscated drugs with a street value of millions of pounds,
has been hijacked while travelling under police escort to a special facility.
An accompanying officer, D S Jane Cafferty (Sian Reese-Williams), witnessed
a possible tragedy but when she stopped the convoy to investigate, she realised
it was a ruse by an Organised Crime Group (OCG) to hijack the valuable load.
The drugs are back in the hands of criminals, three officers are killed and
Jane is badly hurt.
twists and turns while
laden with shocks
and nail-biting tension,
Line of Duty Series Five
continues to deliver
and Steve have to find and apprehend the criminals with their ruthless leader
John Corbett (one of Britain's great acting talents, Stephen Graham), before
they can carry out another heist; but as they investigate they know they are
looking at police corruption. The mysterious "H" behind the crimes could well
be one of their own in a senior position maybe even Ted Hastings himself.
As the gang commit more high-profile heists and the body count rises, civilian
administrator Vehan Malhotra (Maanuv Thiara) who is being blackmailed
and his cousin, naïve young police officer Maneet Vindra (Maya Sondhi),
come under scrutiny and Maneet puts her life on the line to try to right a wrong.
Corbett is trying to arrange a deal with another OCG, a gang involved with trafficking
women for prostitution and Lisa McQueen (Rochenda Sandall), who is working alongside
him, is finding her role increasingly distasteful.
Ted Hastings has his head turned and, while he is preoccupied, his wife is badly
beaten. He has already been warned that his team is interfering with another
operation known as Pear Tree and an undercover officer (UCO) is already in place.
But has that person gone rogue? It could be that there is more than one!
A number of familiar faces mixed with new characters make up the splendid cast
and Line of Duty Series Five leaves enough intrigue to ensure viewers
remain hooked for the next series.
Is Ted really squeaky clean and who is the criminal mastermind known as "H"?
H may be a code, rather than an initial, but Ted has enough reasons to need
to make more money. Lauded as "the king of the crime dramas" by The Telegraph
and cleverly using twists and turns while laden with shocks and nail-biting
tension, the awe-inspiring Line of Duty Series Five continues to deliver ultra-compulsive
Filmed on location in Northern Ireland, Line of Duty Series Five also
features: Alastair Natkiel as Lee Banks; Tomi May as Miroslav; Aiysha Hart asSam;
Elizabeth Rider as DCC Andrea Wise; Gregory Piper as Ryan; Ace Bhatti as Sindwhani;
Taj Atwal as Tatleen; Susan Vidler as Powell; and Barry Aird as Slater.
Composer is Carly Paradis; Director of Photography is Stephen Murphy; Written
and Created by award-winning Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard); Produced by Ken
Horn; and Directed by John Strickland.
Following its Sunday night primetime run on BBC One, the highly-acclaimed hit
series is released on DVD in the UK as Line of Duty Series Five alongside
the full Line of Duty Series One to Five Complete Box Set from Acorn
Media International on 6 May 2019. Also available to buy digitally, to download
"Cleverly using twists and turns while laden with shocks and nail-biting tension,
the awe-inspiring Line of Duty Series Five continues to deliver ultra-compulsive
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Skilfully cranks up the suspense and if you don't let out at least three involuntary
squeals, you're made of sterner stuff than most… as fiendishly addictive as
ever" The Telegraph
"As gripping as you're hoping… relentless in pace from the get go" The
"Only two things are guaranteed: surprises and those gripping interrogation
scenes" Pick of the Week, Mail On Sunday
"It's got balaclavas, it's got the mystery of the letter H, it's got spine-tingling
interrogation… Line of Duty has the next five Sunday nights under house
"Fasten your seatbelts, people, as television's tensest cop show returns… welcome
back" The Observer