Line Of Duty
Season 4 ITV Choice (*123) 20:00 Action
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.