Line of Duty’s “action-packed” series 5 has officially finished filming

It's a wrap – just in time for Christmas!

Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure in Line of Duty (BBC)

Filming has wrapped on Line of Duty series five – and Vicky McClure has promised “six action-packed episodes” that will “up the ante” when AC-12 returns in the new year.

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The actress, who plays DS Kate Fleming in Jed Mercurio’s police drama, posted a shot of her with Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott) in front of a pile of Christmas presents and cards as they celebrated the final day of filming.

“You’ve got 6 action packed episodes coming, get your note books ready!” she wrote. “Jed has upped the ante once again. Loads of great new cast who have been an absolute joy to work with and bought some bad ass characters to life. Our crew have worked harder than you can imagine.

“Then there’s Martin & Adrian. We work together, eat together, live together, drink together…after 7 years since series 1, I can tell you nothing changes…we never stop laughing. Love them to bits.”

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And we are wrapped!!! ? I can’t wait to get back to Jonny & my family but will miss the LOD family. Looking forward to not having any lines to learn but I’ll miss giving Kate’s never ending stares. Be glad to be home but Belfast you’ve been a great host once again! You’ve got 6 action packed episodes coming, get your note books ready! Jed has upped the ante once again. Loads of great new cast who have been an absolute joy to work with and bought some bad ass characters to life. Our crew have worked harder than you can imagine. Then there’s Martin & Adrian. We work together, eat together, live together, drink together…after 7 years since series 1, I can tell you nothing changes…we never stop laughing. Love them to bits. I’m heading home now to my very understanding patient fiancé…who’s got my onesie washed ready for me to live in for the next 2 weeks!! #LOD5 #HOMETIME

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Compston posted his own tribute, writing: “That’s a wrap on series 5!! Thanks as ever to our wonderful crew it’s been a tough shoot but loved it. Usual incredible scripts from Mercurio, fingers crossed we’ve made something special.”

The end of series four saw Line of Duty’s network of “bent coppers” revealed itself to be even larger and more complex than AC-12 could have imagined, and they realised they had only scratched the surface of police corruption.

We can’t wait for series five…

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Line of Duty series five will air in 2019


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