Jed Mercurio’s thrilling crime drama, Line of Duty, reaches the conclusion of its third series tonight as we reach the final instalment of the story and discover what fate has in store for corrupt cop Tony Gates (Lennie James).
In this final episode, Gates goes on the run, convinced he can save his career and marriage by proving his innocence. However, as his options dwindle, the anti-corruption team faces renewed pressure to close the case.
This proves to be easier said than done when rifts begin to appear when naive Steve Arnott (Martin Compton) questions how far Fleming (Vicky McClure) is willing to go to get results.
On the whole, this third series of the police drama has been a scintillating ride with some wonderful performances.
Line of Duty: Series 3 Episode 5 is scheduled for broadcast tonight (18 May) at 22.00 on itv CHOICE (DStv channel 123), with repeat showings on Thursday 19 May at 01.50 and 14.15 and Sunday 22 May at 09.50 and 21.30.