Line of Duty series 5 final air date confirmed with 90 minute special

Line Of Duty 2019 final air date

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Line Of Duty's series 5 will end with an epic 90 minute special episode, it's been revealed.

The hit BBC One drama is currently airing its fifth season on Sunday nights at 9PM.

The sixth and final episode of the series on Sunday, May 5 will be a 90 minute special, reports The Sun newspaper.

An insider said: "Creating a closing episode which is the same length as some feature films shows just how huge this show has become and how much the corporation values it."

The extra long show means moving the BBC News out of its traditional 10PM slot.

"They’re determined to create a nationwide shared moment similar to last year’s Bodyguard finale, which had 10.4million tuning in," the source added.

For now, the ongoing fifth series of Line Of Duty continues this Sunday night.

In the latest episode - the fourth of six - tensions rise in the OCG following the events at Eastfield. Meanwhile, with troubling questions hanging over the identity of ‘H’, suspicions mount at AC-12.

Stephen Graham (Save Me, Taboo, This Is England) stars as guest lead in the new episodes.

He plays John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen - two pivotal figures in a deadly organised crime group.

They join regular series lead stars Vicky McClure (DS Kate Fleming), Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott) and Adrian Dunbar (Supt. Ted Hastings).

The latest episode saw a huge audience of 7.5 million viewers in the TV ratings, up 300,000 on the week before.

A sixth series has already been commissioned but creator and writer Jed Mercurio is looking even further ahead.

He's recently revealed hopes of signing a deal for a seventh series already, following the big viewing figures for the latest episodes.

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