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Line of Duty - Series 6

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muse Sun 21-Mar-21 12:34:53

Yes - finally. About to start tonight. 7 episodes. This is in my top three of great crime drama series. The Bridge is second with Shetland third.

The phone will be on silent and MrM had better not interrupt my pleasure. I think he's tempted to watch it though.

Jed Mercurio never ceases to come up with a great story line. Series 3 was probably be best so far for me.

Pittcity Sun 21-Mar-21 22:05:40

DH thought it was something rude grin

kittylester Sun 21-Mar-21 22:06:41

So, what happened?

Callistemon Sun 21-Mar-21 22:29:11

Oh dear, I only got 22/27

CHIS: Covert Human Intelligence Source

Maggiemaybe Sun 21-Mar-21 22:30:14

No idea yet, but boy, is it good to have it back!

Jane43 Sun 21-Mar-21 22:30:35

There are so many acronyms, I’m going to write them down for next week.

Callistemon Sun 21-Mar-21 22:32:04

Oh dear, I only got 22/27
I must have missed a series - who is Trotman? She looks like a midwife!

suziewoozie Sun 21-Mar-21 22:32:31

My dd sent me a LOD acronyms bingo card - for this first episode I scored 2

tanith Sun 21-Mar-21 22:37:21

Brilliant start
Trotman was DC Georgia Trotman in series 2 she was thrown out of a 5th floor window.

Maggiemaybe Sun 21-Mar-21 23:00:50

I scored 25 out of 27 in the quiz. I'd forgotten all I ever knew about Dryden and I got Ted's wife's name wrong. But I remembered a lot more than I thought I would.

Doesn't question 2 have two correct answers though?

Doodledog Sun 21-Mar-21 23:01:32

Based on my extensive knowledge of TV detective shows, which makes me practically an expert 😉, I think a grass is someone who tells the police about their friends/neighbours' nefarious activities, and a snout is one who is planted in the criminal fraternity and reports back. So a CHIS might be a snout.

It sounds more MIT/AC12/CIO/FLO/though grin

Ok then, who do we think is up to no good?

Chestnut Sun 21-Mar-21 23:29:05

I thought it was about time the body in the freezer was resurrected! (excuse the pun).
Don't forget Ryan Pilkington. He was the nasty little scumbag who rode around on a bike in earlier series passing messages and burner phones for the gang. Tried to cut Arnott's finger off. At the end of the last series he had managed to become a recruit for the Police force and was seen in training. He must turn up again somewhere, still working for the gang.

mamaa Mon 22-Mar-21 00:12:38

I felt so clever when ( after googling!) I realised that CHIS was a ‘snout’... other half not so impressed with my detective work!

Ohmother Mon 22-Mar-21 07:04:56

I think a subtitle should appear when they use an acronym. I was distracted by the ‘CHIS’ during the show. 😳

Calendargirl Mon 22-Mar-21 07:22:01

The Three Musketeers are all looking and sounding a bit jaded with it all. The job, I mean.
Let’s hope they all get involved with this new case and revert to being the Ted, Steve and Kate we know and love.

Hate to see poor Ted looking so sad.


Chestnut Mon 22-Mar-21 09:48:33

CHIS: Covert Human Intelligence Source
Why does everything now have a long complicated name so it has to be reduced to meaningless letters? Just call them a snout.

Parsley3 Mon 22-Mar-21 09:58:34

Oh yes, that Ryan Pilkington is a bent copper now. When will he turn up?

WishIwasyounger Mon 22-Mar-21 10:29:09

I scored 24/27, but must admit I've been rewatching on iPlayer.
Was confused by the first episode last night, so will need to rewatch.

trisher Mon 22-Mar-21 11:06:17

So did anyone spot the huge error? Must admit I didn't but the internet is full of people who did!! Clue: its car related.

trisher Mon 22-Mar-21 11:07:43

So as not to spoil it here's the link

Namsnanny Mon 22-Mar-21 11:10:56


CHIS: Covert Human Intelligence Source
Why does everything now have a long complicated name so it has to be reduced to meaningless letters? Just call them a snout.

This made me laugh grin chestnut

Callistemon Mon 22-Mar-21 11:21:59

Chestnut 😂

I'd use the term nark - copper's nark

Right, off to do a bit of snooping, trisher
I usually pride myself on continuity and attention to detail but admit I may have closed my eyes for a few seconds, shocking.

Callistemon Mon 22-Mar-21 11:24:53

Ah, understandable! I have no car recognition whatsoever apart from the fact it could be small or large or a bright colour!

Chardy Mon 22-Mar-21 11:46:17

Muse, Chestnut, Callistemon, WishIwasyounger & CalendarGirl - hats off to you lot. I never finished the quiz! Too darn difficult

Chardy Mon 22-Mar-21 11:54:24

Trisher one of the build-up interviews (Martin Compston's?) said there's a scene where they started pre-Lockdown1 and finished the conversation 7 months later - continuity nightmare. So look out for a scene between Compston and Dunbar where the conversation moves round a corner!

Callistemon Mon 22-Mar-21 11:55:25

Chardy I only knew most of the answers because we binged watched some of the old series recently in preparation for the return grin

After watching all those, I felt a vague sense of disappointment in series 6 part one and hope it picks up.