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Line of Duty, Series 5.

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JoyLouise Report 5 May 2019 20:08

Binge-watching and up to Ep 4.

Hastings has typed definately - the same spelling error as the unknown made online in a previous episode.

Oh, I do hope he is not a bad un.

Edit - just read through and I see Maddie has mentioned it.

Edit 2 - John's dead.

Does anyone think the girl is undercover ?


JoyLouise Report 5 May 2019 20:18

I wonder whether the senior police officer that Hastings slept with is H?

I've seen her as a corrupt police officer before but for the life of me, I can't remember the drama she was in.


RolloTheRed Report 5 May 2019 20:31

H - Block which was raided with no results thanks to a police leak ?


JoyLouise Report 5 May 2019 20:39

Ep 5 now - why is Hastings calling for Clayton when it is Corbett? Have I missed something?

Yes, Clayton and Coebett are one and the same.

When Hastings asked where Clayton was, Lisa knew he meant Corbett, didn't she?

Lisa is the person I think may be the undercover officer.

In this episode it looks as though Hastings is it but I don't believe he is. I still think it is Jill (his colleague a solicitor or police officer - the one he slept with).


RolloTheRed Report 5 May 2019 23:08

So H is morse **** 4 bent officers 3 down one to go.
Roll on series 6.

I learned morse back in the 70s. How many serving officers today know morse by lights or audio let alone from the Caddy's dying fingers?


JoyLouise Report 6 May 2019 07:59

Rollo, probably more than you think.

GIll, not Jill as I wrote. I see that you liked her for a villain, too, Belle.

But I still can't recall which drama I've seen her in before. Help!!!

I can't recall her name so I'll have to resort to googling - hate doing that as I have a lot of useless information stored in my grey matter and like to use it while I can. :-D



MotownGal Report 6 May 2019 08:14

Joy, Gill was in LOD in a previous series, she was also in a hairdressing series about a year ago, with Sue Johnston as her Northern Soul dancing mother!

I guessed about Ted's hair being taken when Gill was in his room. No other way his DNA could have been planted.

Pleased that Ted wasn't a bad 'un, or was he?

He wasn't really upfront about the missing £50,000, and he was going to hand a package to Corbett's widow at the graveside.

The new recruit into the Police Force was one of the gang, so they now have another 'insider' to create havoc.

All set for Series 6 then, cant wait.


JoyLouise Report 6 May 2019 09:08

I can't wait either, Maddie.

I think I was thinking about Shetland - but that was Julie ...? .

To me, she and Jill are of the same ilk - confident, friendly and just a tad blousey.

I hope Ted is sound and Jed M does not get rid of him. His facial and vocal expressions are brill.

Sue Tully, while good with facial expressions, was difficult to listen too. She spoke too fast and ran her words into each other so it sounded like slurring. If she becomes a fixture, I'd hope she slowed down her speech and made it clearer - like Kate.

My hearing is spot on, by the way.


MotownGal Report 6 May 2019 09:13

I think you mean Julie Graham, Joy. She is a Scottish actress, played in things like Rebus, William and Mary, and loads of other things too.

Sue Tully, was an actress in EastEnders, she has gone into directing, and she directed the last episode. Do you mean Anna Maxwell Martin?

I found it strange she kept on saying Haitch, instead of Aitch. Perhaps she got paid by the word. Last nights episode was very wordy, and did not move much from the interview room. And yet, I was not bored by it.

I don't doubt your hearing, Joy. Pardon? ;-) ;-)

We always watch it with the subtitles on, in case we miss some of the acronyms.



RolloTheRed Report 6 May 2019 09:15

Uk armed forces and the coastguard stopped using morse over 20 years ago other than automatic send/read using aldis lamps and infrared. The land police have never used morse. Even in the 60s my old man - RN and London Met - complained about the lack of morse capability especially on the river.
For Cottan to have known morse and to use it in extremis is a very long shot. For officers joining the force since 1980 no way unless they were in the Scouts and got a signals badge. By 1990 even the Signals regt at Blandford had stopped using morse.


JoyLouise Report 6 May 2019 11:49

Yes, Maddie. Julie Graham and Polly Walker (Gill) always remind me of each other.

The voice with clarity that I was thinking of was Kate's (Vicki McClure). She was on with a dementia choir during the week so I am going to watch on catch-up.

Yes, again, Anna M M. Great facial expressions but nowhere near as clear a speaker as Vicki M.

I can't get away with subtitles at all. I find myself reading the words and missing all of the little nuances on screen.

Rollo, as you said - naval - an-ex navigator close relative who joined the police, born way after the time of your Dad, was a dab-hand at things like that. Again, as you said, old scouts but newer recruits, not so much at all. Cottan was roughly in his 40s (?), so it is feasible for him to have known Morse, more so if he was an ex-scout.

Fantastic series, enough holding power for one to overlook any small hiccup as far as I am concerned. OH never watched any of it, never switches on to that sort of thing at all; same with one brother. Strange world we live in, innit?


LondonBelle Report 6 May 2019 13:35

I'm ashamed to say it but I fell asleep in the middle of it :-0. At the crucial point too just when Kate & Steve visited Mrs Corbett for a second time....I woke up when Gill was being arrested, I'll have to watch it in catch up :-0

I'm now wondering whether Ted IS the fourth person :-0


* why did he take his computer to be destroyed?...he said cos he was watching porn, Yeh right.

* He spelt the word definately the same as H.

* What did he say to the guy in prison? Funny that John gets murdered after his visit....did he grass on John?

* There was £50K missing from the package that Moffatt gave looks like he is going to give it to Mrs Corbett.....would honest Ted do that?

* I'm still not sure why Hastings went to the night club knowing that it was under surveillance and also he said he wasn't going to go!

Of course the answers to the above could have been explained while I was having my nap :-D :-D

When is Series 6 going to be aired ;-) :-D :-D


David Report 9 May 2019 20:13

I have watched again and I think that they crammed too much into the final 23-30 minutes. It ended too quickly.
Supt Ted in the grave yard with a parcel in his left hand ?
Cash for Mrs Corbett ?
She couldn't have been an innocent on hearing that audio tape of Gill setting up Ted ?
Carmichael's senior closed the whole thing down after telling Carmichael she had a rat on her team ??
If the WPC who attempted to murder Gill survives she can identify who she works for.
And there's a younger generation attached to McQueen just been recruited.


David Report 12 May 2019 20:38

Why was C Supt Carmichael sat next to the Chief Constable watch people being interviewed on video and being refereed to by her senior as Patricia ? not her rank ?
The man who stood next to the Chief Constable announcing to the Press that there was no corruption within had a face like a prune.