Line of Duty season five episode six airs this evening (Sunday, May 5) at 9pm on BBC One. Tonight is the final episode of the fifth season and will be a 90-minute epic finale.  Season five will see AC-12 move closer to catching the elusive H, who is behind police corruption within the force. Thankfully, Line of Duty season six has been given the green light by the BBC so any loose ends or shocking cliffhangers will be explored in a brand new series. 

How many episodes are in Line of Duty season 5?

Season five of Line of Duty contains six new episodes for fans to look forward to.

The fifth season sees the return of the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

Line of Duty has received widespread critical acclaim and season four holds a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The critics’ consensus reads: “Line of Duty’s gripping fourth season is an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride from start to finish.”

So another tense and gripping series is expected with the release of season five.

The previous four seasons of Line of Duty are streaming on Netflix now with season five expected to drop in the near future.

In the meantime, season five of Line of Duty will be available to stream and download on the BBC iPlayer. 


What is the plot of Line of Duty season 5?

The synopsis for Line of Duty season five reads: “When three police officers are shot dead during the hijack of a seized drugs transport, AC-12 move in to investigate possible police collusion.

“Stephen Graham joins the series as John Corbett, the ruthless leader of an Organised Crime Group (OCG), who hijack a seized drugs transport.

“AC-12 investigators Superintendent Ted Hastings (played by Adrian Dunbar), Detective Inspector Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) suspect corrupt police officers of leaking information.

“As the body count rises, AC-12 realise they’re facing their most vicious adversary yet.

“Line Of Duty is made by World Productions (Bodyguard, Save Me) for BBC One.”


Who is in the cast of Line of Duty season 5?

Line of Duty’s regular cast members are returning for season five.

Vicky McClure reprises her role as DS Kate Fleming, alongside Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott.

Adrian Dunbar plays Supt Ted Hastings and the new series will also see the return of Maya Sondhi as PC Maneet Bindra and Polly Walker as Gill Biggeloe.

Aiysha Hart stars as DS Sam Railston with Tony Pitts as Det Ch Supt Les Hargreaves and Andrea Irvine plays Roisin Hastings.


Stephen Graham of This Is England and Boardwalk Empire fame will star as crime boss John Corbett.

He will star opposite Rochenda Sandall from Girlfriends and Broken as Lisa McQueen.

Other newcomers for season five include Taj Atwal, Richard Pepple, Sian Reese-Williams and Ace Bhatti.

Line of Duty season 5 airs on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm

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