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Line of Duty season 6: DS Steve Arnott 'revealed' as 'H' as star teases huge twist

Earlier this year, the coronavirus pandemic forced the production of Line of Duty series six to come to a halt. However, when the show finally resumes filming and subsequent hits BBC One, DS Steve Arnott star Martin Compston has promised they’ll be a huge “bombshell”.

Production of season six was suspended after just four weeks in March. 

However, actor Martin has teased what viewers can expect when the show returns based on the episodes he has already filmed. 

“For this year, I think we’ve filmed [episodes] one and two, and as a cast, we’ve got [the scripts for] three and four,” Martin said.

“Jed is writing five and six and we haven’t seen them, and there’s a bombshell at the end of four.

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“I’m desperate to find out what happens,” he added.

“We’re just the same as everybody else and as far as H goes, as soon as we find him we’re out a job,” he told Radio Times in a live Q&A.

Could the “bombshell” be linked to the identity of the fourth and final member of H?

Series five of the police drama saw AC-12 discover H was apparently not a person after all but a group of corrupt individuals instead. 

Creator Jed Mercurio revealed filming would have to be complete by Christmas 2020 if it was going to be on air sometime in 2021. 

“We do [know the date],” he revealed in the live Q&A. “It won’t come as a surprise to us.

“There are a few things to figure out but we’re working towards a day.

“If we can get over all the hordes we will be back filming.”

“We’d love to be on air next year so we really have to make sure we complete our filming before Christmas,” he added. 

While fans await news on season six, eager viewers can familiarise themselves with the drama’s twist and turns on BBC One. 

After initially airing on BBC Two, the drama switched over to the prime time channel from series four onwards. 

Line of Duty series 1 continues on BBC One tonight at 9pm.


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