End of the Line?

Over the past seven weeks, or so, I have written elsewhere on this website a review of each of the preceding six episodes of the blockbusting TV Drama, Line of Duty, writes Neil Wilby. Those reviews, each of which also included a look ahead to the next instalment, and addressed the burning questions that grewContinue reading “End of the Line?”

Line of Duty – review of episode 6

Last week’s review of episode 5 proved a big hit and sets the bar high (read here). There were some good calls, spectacular misses and a couple of shots hit the woodwork. I’m grateful to every one of the tens of thousands who read and shared the piece. This is all a welcome, if challenging,Continue reading “Line of Duty – review of episode 6”

Line of Duty – review of episode 5

Unsurprisingly, viewing figures are rocketing as this season builds to a climax with another dramatic, twists and turns renewal last week. Series six, episode one was watched by 9.6 million BBC One viewers, a record audience for Line of Duty, surpassing the series five finale, watched by 9.1 million people. By episode five this had grown to 9.92 million. This is very goodContinue reading “Line of Duty – review of episode 5”

Line of Duty – review of episode 4

Wow! That was Jed Mercurio and television drama at their finest. Keeping up with the storyline Where to start? Because with Line of Duty plots it is often not ‘at the very beginning’. We leave that to Julie Andrews and Sound of Music. Indeed, for this week’s review the closing scene is a good startingContinue reading “Line of Duty – review of episode 4”

Line of Duty 6 – review of episode 3

After a relatively static second stanza, with much of the attention focused in the AC-12 interview room, the pace definitely quickened sharply in this week’s renewal, writes Neil Wilby. Keeping up with the storyline Central, of course, to this season’s Line of Duty action is Operation Lighthouse, the unsolved murder of investigative journalist, Gail Vella.Continue reading “Line of Duty 6 – review of episode 3”

Line of Duty 6 – review of episode 2

After a frenetic opening to season six, the tempo changed in the second stanza as the plot thickened and the show’s key characters were fleshed out; notably the key ‘corrupt cop’ suspect, Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, writes Neil Wilby. Criticised in some quarters over her acting of the role, viewed from this quarter atContinue reading “Line of Duty 6 – review of episode 2”

Line of Duty 6 – review of episode 1

The first episode of Season 6 of Line of Duty aired on BBC One on 21st March, 2021. The series follows investigations of AC-12, a specialist unit investigating police corruption (read more here).  After a wait of almost two years, Central Police, and its controversial AC-12 team, burst back onto our television screens last SundayContinue reading “Line of Duty 6 – review of episode 1”