Line of Duty is a British police procedural television series produced by World Productions and written by Jed Mercurio. The first season premiered on BBC Two on June 26, 2012, and it was the channel’s best-performing drama series in ten years, with a combined audience of 4.1 million viewers. The second season premiered on February 12, 2014, to tremendous public and critical acclaim, prompting the BBC to commission two more series. The third series premiered on BBC Two on March 24, 2016, and was followed by three more series on BBC One.
A sixth series was commissioned by the BBC in May 2017. Filming began in February 2020, but was cut short due to the COVID-19 epidemic the following month; it resumed in September. Filming is expected to continue until November 2020. On March 21, 2021, BBC One began broadcasting the sixth season.
Line of Duty was the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two before transferring channels from series four onwards, and it won the Royal Television Society Award and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series. It was listed as one of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all time, as well as one of the Top 80 BBC shows of all time. The series was named ninth in The Independent’s top twenty finest police programmes of all time in 2016, and third in a Radio Times poll of the best British crime dramas of all time in 2018. Line of Duty received the National Television Award for Special Recognition in 2021.
Who is Sam Heughan?
Sam Roland Heughan is a Scottish actor, producer, author, and entrepreneur. He was born on April 30, 1980. He is best known for his portrayal of Jamie Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander (2014–present), for which he has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor and the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television, as well as being nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
Heughan has also appeared in films such as The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), The Empty Train, and Bloodshot, a superhero action flick (2020). He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer for his performance in Outlying Islands at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, one of his many plays. In June 2019, the University of Stirling bestowed an honorary degree “in honour of his remarkable contribution to acting and charity endeavours,” and the University of Glasgow bestowed a second honorary doctorate “in recognition of his creative accomplishment and charitable efforts” in July 2019.
Clan lands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other were co-written by Heughan and his Outlander co-star Graham McTavish, and it debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction and a combined print and e-book nonfiction in November 2020. Heughan launched his own whisky brand, The Sassenach, based on his Outlander character’s nickname for his wife Claire, and won consecutive double golds in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020 and 2021.
For a new drama, Sam Heughan teams up with Line of Duty stars:
The Outlander star gave fans a sneak peek at his upcoming endeavour…
Sam Heughan has been busy promoting the current season of Outlander, but he’s also excited to promote his upcoming new drama, which includes a number of Line of Duty stars and looks terrific.
On Sunday, the 41-year-old, who is most known for his role as Jamie Fraser in the StarzPlay series, shared an ad for his new drama, Suspect, which will premiere on Channel 4 soon.
Sam uploaded a video for the new series, which features James Nesbitt, who recently appeared in series six of Line of Duty, Death in Paradise actor Ben Miller, and many more familiar faces. “Oh HI! @Channel 4,” Sam wrote in the description of his video, before adding, “Suspect, coming soon…”
Aside from Sam, James, and Ben, Suspect features a slew of TV giants. Anne-Marie Duff, Richard E. Grant, Niamh Algar, Sacha Dhawan, Joely Richardson, and Imogen King are among the cast members.
“When experienced detective, Danny Frater (James Nesbitt), arrives at a hospital morgue for what he thinks is a routine ID check on a young woman’s body, he gets a heartbreaking shock; the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina,” according to the synopsis for the eight-part drama (Imogen King).
Danny is devastated to learn that she took her own life, according to the post-mortem report. He embarks on a quest for the truth, reliving her last days and hours in an agonising quest to learn the truth about his only child’s death.
“While trying to make sense of a mass of contradictory testimony and circumstantial evidence, he is forced to confront his own failings as a father, and he must decide who, if anybody, is guilty of Christina’s death and what he will do about it.”