Millions set to watch Line of Duty series finale

Lynne Hanson
May 1, 2017

The fourth episode of the series, starring Thandie Newton, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure, has so far been the most successful after consolidated figures showed that 8.5 million viewers tuned in overall after it scored an initial 5.7 million in the overnights.

I once wrote of Homeland that dramatic logic demanded that Saul Berenson, the Central Intelligence Agency high-up and Carrie's protector, should turn out to be a traitor.

The BBC police drama's sixth and final instalment on Sunday night was viewed by 7.5 million according to overnight ratings, almost one million more than the penultimate episode the previous week at 6.6 million.

She broke down during a gruelling interrogation, confessing as she realised the mountain of evidence against her, and was slapped with a jail sentence.

Members of the syndicate continued to terrorise those involved with police unit AC-12, while a Balaclava Man attempted to storm the building to confront lawyer Jimmy Lakewell, only to be shot dead by SIO Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar).

However, most insisted they did not want to see him unveiled as a villain.

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You can catch up on Line Of Duty on BBC iPlayer.

The previous three series aired on BBC2, where audiences peaked at 5.6 million.

If you're still reeling from the most recent "Line Of Duty" finale and are already counting down the weeks until you can get your fix again, we're afraid we may have some disappointing news.

We know, for example, that Kate is a mum, but her ex-husband has custody of their son - her family life fell apart in series two.

We can't wait to see where Mercurio will take them - and us.

"Yes. We haven't yet had that meeting with the BBC", Mercurio, who also penned acclaimed BBC medical drama Bodies, told Radio Times.

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