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Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:54 pm

This doesn't appear to have its own thread, so here goes.

There have been four series so far of this brilliant drama, all about Police investigating their own.

Without hyperbole I can honestly say that the conclusion to series 3 was some of the best TV I've ever seen... and I don't normally go in for Police stuff.

Anyhoo - here's a trailer for series 5. Woop!

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby LizR » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:29 am

So far I have loved LOD to bits. However, I am such a fan of series 1-3 that I can't bring myself to watch S4 and S5 unless I know that there will be some sort of conclusion. I can't bear to wait a year to find out what happens next if there isn't, as was the case for S2, and we already know that S6 is in the works,.. :D
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:21 pm

Well S5 has begun! They should probably rename it “Line of Accronyms”.

But it was excellent.

It’s also produced this (which isn’t spoilery):



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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:05 pm

7.8 million watched live :o
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Martin_Kinsella » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:22 pm

We’ve just watched it. Superb piece of TV. Stephen Graham is always brilliant. He is spellbinding in everything he does. A couple of great twists and poor Maneet !!
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby LizR » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:22 pm

Martin_Kinsella wrote:We’ve just watched it. Superb piece of TV. Stephen Graham is always brilliant. He is spellbinding in everything he does. A couple of great twists and poor Maneet !!

Oy! SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:41 pm

ericthehalfabee wrote: “Line of Accronyms”


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articl ... onyms-quiz

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby The Ginger Cat » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:37 pm

There's a BBC Sounds podcast doings called Obsessed With...Line of Duty that might be of interest. Ol' LarryCat didn't reckon much on it apparently.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p074kj6n
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:01 pm

Well there’s only one person who can be behind it all.

That’s the problem when you’ve got a small cast of recurring characters and every year you eliminate another one...

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:12 am

And this recurring typo had better be a thing, otherwise it’ll be the anachronistic dynamite on the Black Rock in Lost all over again :x
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Martin_Kinsella » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:14 pm

LizR wrote:
Martin_Kinsella wrote:We’ve just watched it. Superb piece of TV. Stephen Graham is always brilliant. He is spellbinding in everything he does. A couple of great twists and poor Maneet !!

Oy! SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!! :o



It’s not a spoiler if it has been shown on terrestrial TV.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Martin_Kinsella » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:16 pm

Well that was one hell of an ending to the fourth episode. Where on earth is this going ?
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:31 pm

Martin_Kinsella wrote:Well that was one hell of an ending to the fourth episode. Where on earth is this going ?


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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Martin_Kinsella » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:05 pm

John Corbett is the messiah. The clue is in his initials. JC. It is Easter after all.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:50 am

Well episode 6 has a lot of ground to cover!

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Re: Line of Duty

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Re: Line of Duty

Postby LizR » Mon May 06, 2019 8:38 am

Martin_Kinsella wrote:John Corbett is the messiah. The clue is in his initials. JC. It is Easter after all.

Nah, you're thinking of Jed Mercurio. :D
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby Hartnell's Wig » Mon May 06, 2019 11:50 pm

That was a bit more like Line of Duty. Series 4 and the end of series 3 were far too dramatic in a really false way, but this was more like it should be.

I thought the thing with the dying declaration was bollocks though (and it was a newly filmed bit of video so this wasn't planned all along(

They should have buried the H/OCG thing at the end of series three. Chasing a known villain in Dot (known to us I mean) gave episodes some tension. Keeping this going without Dot didn't really work for me in series 4 and this one was better, but the whole H angle feels very tired.
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Re: Line of Duty

Postby ericthehalfabee » Mon May 06, 2019 11:54 pm

Hartnell's Wig wrote:That was a bit more like Line of Duty. Series 4 and the end of series 3 were far too dramatic in a really false way, but this was more like it should be.

I thought the thing with the dying declaration was bollocks though (and it was a newly filmed bit of video so this wasn't planned all along(

They should have buried the H/OCG thing at the end of series three. Chasing a known villain in Dot (known to us I mean) gave episodes some tension. Keeping this going without Dot didn't really work for me in series 4 and this one was better, but the whole H angle feels very tired.


Yep - the whole morse thing seemed to be a bit lazy and a bit of a stretch.

That episode had a heck of a lot of work to do. We were counting down the minutes they had to sort everything out - but they managed it and it was enjoyable, although for me probably the least good of the 5 series. The bar is very high however.
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