Line of Duty back on TV in three weeks – and has explosive unsolved murder case

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Line of Duty is set to be back on TV in just three weeks.

Show bosses have announced the sixth series will kick off on BBC One on March 21.

It is set to be the longest run yet with seven episodes.

Fans were given a taste of what is to come as a new trailer was aired for the first time Saturday afternoon.

The new plot will centre around an unsolved murder case.

Show regulars Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston are all reprising their roles as cops in an anti-corruption division.

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Stars Kelly Macdonald and Shalom Brune-Franklin are joining the cast.

Show boss Jed Mercurio has revealed it won’t be the last series of the crime drama.

He said: “I really want to carry on with Line of Duty. I think that season six proves that there is much more ground for us still to cover."

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Line of Duty has become one of TV’s biggest shows since launching in 2012.

The fifth series, which aired in 2017, pulled in more than 12million viewers.

Jed said: “It certainly is a very fortunate and privileged position.

"As a writer you dream of getting to the point where people watch your work in such large numbers but also that you get a little bit of name recognition as well."

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