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May 13, 2021

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Line of Duty season 6: How many episodes are there and when is the finale?


Line of Duty’s sixth series is approaching its end, with the last few episodes featuring a succession of shocking twists and cliffhangers.

The hit BBC police drama has continued to beguile viewers with the mystery of the identity of “H”, also referred to as “the fourth man”.

Introducing some new characters into the mix, most prominently Det Supt Jo Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), series six focuses on the murder of journalist Gail Vella (Andi Osho) and Davidson’s suspected ties to the OCG (organised crime group).

Outside of the core trio, a host of old faces have also reappeared throughout the series, including PC Ryan Pilkington (Gregory Piper), Steph Corbett (Amy De Bhrún), Jimmy Lakewell (Patrick Baladi), and Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael, played by Anna Maxwell Martin.

The first series of Line of Duty ran for five episodes; subsequent seasons have comprised six episodes each.

However, season six is in fact a longer-than-usual series, running for a total of seven episodes.

Episode six will air on Sunday 25 April, with the series finale airing on 2 June.

Anna Maxwell Martin is one of several figures from the series’ past to make an appearance this year

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All episodes air on Sundays at 9pm on BBC One, and can be watched afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

You can read a full recap of the biggest talking points from Line of Duty’s latest episode here.

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