Mild spoilers if you did not watch last Sunday’s Line of Duty (episode 4)
Vicky McClure’s Line of Duty character DS Kate Fleming has been a fixture on the hit police corruption drama for four series – but for how much longer?
Last week we saw Kate’s traditional undercover role exposed by Thandie Newton’s wily adversary Roz Huntley – and McClure has revealed that if Fleming does survive to the end of series four there will have to be some changes to her story for the next run.
“You can only be undercover so often, so if I am in series five there will have to be some changes,” she tells tonight’s edition of The Graham Norton Show.
Asked if her character makes it to the end of the current series, she said: “You are always waiting for the writer to kill you off”. But she added: “I am definitely in next week’s episode.”
McClure obviously refused to reveal how the series would end but promised that this Sunday’s episode – and the finale the following week – will be gripping.
“So much happens in the last two hours. It is great.”
McClure appears on The Graham Norton Show alongside Rob Brydon, Brendan O’Carroll and Harry Styles.
The Graham Norton Show is on BBC1 tonight at 10:35pm
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.