Line of Duty Crime thriller, starring Adrian Dunbar Facebook Twitter Google Tumblr Pinterest Blogger Reddit VKontakt Print Email Line of Duty series 3 preview: Danny Mays is the perfect choice to play that awful mixture of victim and perpetrator Carousel Navigation 1 Related Best new TV and film on demand this week: 31st August - 6th September From Up and The X Factor to Hand of God and Line of Duty Sky1 pulls the plug on Jed Mercurio's Critical The lavish medical drama starring Lennie James will not be returning for a second series, RadioTimes.com can reveal Why do TV dramas always end so badly? 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Cast your vote now Broadchurch, Ripper Street and The Missing stars to play "pivotal roles" in Line of Duty series 3 Will Mellor, Leanne Best and Arsher Ali will join Daniel Mays as members of an armed response unit when Jed Mercurio's police drama returns to BBC2 Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright and Detectorists' Mackenzie Crook win Bafta writer awards Wainwright beat off tough competition including Jed Mercurio's Line of Duty, while Crook triumphed over Inside No 9, Toast of London and The Wrong Mans Keeley Hawes will not appear in Line of Duty series three The Bafta-nominated actress confirms "there's nothing for me in there" as the acclaimed BBC2 drama begins filming with Daniel Mays David Harewood and Katherine Kelly join Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager Katherine Kelly and Tobias Menzies also join a cast which already includes Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander Happy Valley, Line of Duty, Marvellous and The Missing lead Bafta TV nominations Olivia Colman is nominated for a fourth consecutive year while Benedict Cumberbatch receives his third Bafta nomination, one of two this year for Sherlock Royal Television Society Awards 2015: the winners in full Line of Duty, Happy Valley and The Honourable Woman all win plaudits in the drama categories, while Claudia Winkleman impresses the RTS judges in her first year as Strictly Come Dancing co-host Daniel Mays joins the cast of Line of Duty series three The Mrs Biggs actor will play Sergeant Danny Waldron, leader of an Armed Response Unit, who will be investigated by AC-12's Steve Arnott and Kate Fleming Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty and Happy Valley nominated for Royal Television Society awards Bake Off, Fargo and Murdered By My Boyfriend are also contenders, while Claudia Winkleman is in the running for her Strictly Come Dancing debut Line of Duty's Jed Mercurio and Lennie James on Critical “I wanted to do something that really picks you up by the scruff of the neck and slams you into the world of high-powered medicine” Why I still love Broadchurch Series two of the ITV detective drama has had its critics - but Alison Graham still holds a candle for Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy Line of Duty’s Lennie James on diversity in acting: “It has got better but it’s not good enough” The star of Critical and The Walking Dead tells Radio Times the issue is the industry – not the audience Keeley Hawes, Sarah Lancashire and Sheridan Smith compete at Broadcasting Press Guild Awards James Nesbitt, Toby Jones and David Threlfall are all nominated for the best actor award Line of Duty 3 will begin filming in April for a likely end of year broadcast BBC2’s hit drama series about police corruption starring Martin Compston and Vicky McClure is likely to be broadcast at the back end of this year Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2014: 10 to 1 The votes have been counted. 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After a historic day in this historic poll, Jamie Dornan, Luke Newberry, Karen Gillan, Stephen Fry and so many others are in danger Doctor Who wins best TV series at the Freesat Awards The sci-fi show's 50th anniversary episode was recognised at last night's awards alongside Line of Duty, The Wrong Mans and Educating Yorkshire Casualty could learn a lot from Happy Valley "Tough TV heroines have changed," says Alison Graham. "The size of a strong woman's personality is no longer measured by her stilettos." Julie Walters to star in epic 10-part drama about the last days of British rule in India Harry Potter and Educating Rita star to play Cynthia in the Channel 4 drama set during the twilight of the British Raj, RadioTimes.com can reveal Line of Duty creator to adapt Lady Chatterley's Lover for BBC1 Jed Mercurio will dramatise the controversial novel as part of a classic literature season also including Cider with Rosie, The Go-Between and An Inspector Calls Line of Duty gets two more series BBC2 marks its 50th anniversary by putting in two orders for Jed Mercurio's cop thriller plus a raft of documentary series on war in Afghanistan, foster parents and 20,000 years of women's history Keeley Hawes on her new Doctor Who role and Line Of Duty's "controversial" ending The actress says that filming on Doctor Who was "nerve-wrecking," and defends Line Of Duty by saying "it's a show isn't tied up neatly" Line of Duty gets a third series - but will Lindsay Denton return? 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Keeley Hawes has kept us all guessing with her terrific performance as the suspected detective - but has mousy Lindsay Denton been guilty all along? From Spooks to Line of Duty - Keeley Hawes' TV CV The woman behind Doctor Who's latest villain is flavour of the month, thanks as well to a terrific turn in Jed Mercurio's police force thriller... Line of Duty episode five: 17 minutes of perfect television "Who knew that three people, sitting in a room talking could be so gripping?" asks Alison Graham, of the penultimate instalment of the BBC2 police drama Is there such a thing as too many crime dramas? "Crime dramas are linking arms across the schedules and moving in like riot police," David Butcher says. What did you think of Line of Duty episode 3? As the story cloud of suspicion continues to hover over Keeley Hawes’ Lindsay Denton, Ben Dowell asks: can this show get any more exciting?