Line Of Duty

Sea­son 4 ITV Choice (*123) 20:00 Ac­tion

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Bri­tish cop show Line Of Duty (2012-cur­rent) will feel a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this time round. When sea­son 3 ended in 2016, it closed a three-sea­son sto­ry­line that saw the un­mask­ing of po­lice in­for­mant “The Caddy” – De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Matthew Cot­tan (Craig Parkin­son). His fi­nal act – and per­haps one to re­deem his sins, like killing fel­low cops – was to take a bul­let for De­tec­tive Sergeant Kate Flem­ing (Vicky McClure).

The six-episode fourth Craig Parkin­son sea­son is start­ing off on a played Matthew fresh-ish plate. The show is Cot­tan in sea­son 3. still set in the same precinct with a lot of the same faces, but there’s a new top cop lead­ing the story: De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Roseanne Hunt­ley (Thandie New­town). “I binge-watched the first three sea­sons with breath­less ad­mi­ra­tion for its cre­ators, both be­hind and in front of the cam­era. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be join­ing them now,” says the 44-year-old Lon­doner who’s no new­comer to cop and ac­tion shows – she played Grace in Rogue (2013-2015).

“Roz” is head of AC-12 (the ded­i­cated in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit who stop cor­rup­tion within the po­lice force) but she’s not go­ing to im­press her su­pe­ri­ors right away. In episode 1, she ar­rests a se­rial killer sus­pect and spends months ques­tion­ing him. Mount­ing con­flict be­tween Roz and a col­league for not charg­ing the sus­pect raises alarm bells and Roz is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for break­ing the law with her ar­rest – in­clud­ing pos­si­bly ig­nor­ing foren­sic ev­i­dence that could prove her sus­pect’s in­no­cence.

We’re not go­ing to spoil it for you, but there’s a very spe­cific rea­son Roz is do­ing what she’s do­ing. Seems she has a skele­ton or two she’s hid­ing…

Thandie New­ton is lead­ing the ac­tion as DCI Roz Hunt­ley.

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