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The fourth series of Line of Duty, consisting of six episodes, began broadcasting on 26 March 2017 on BBC One. The series follows Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) as they investigate the corrupt actions of DCI Roseanne Huntley (Thandiwe Newton). Supporting characters include Forensic Investigator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins), DS Sam Railston (Aiysha Hart) and DC Jodie Taylor (Claudia Jessie).
Thandiwe Newton as DCI Roseanne "Roz" Huntley
Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott
Vicky McClure as DS Kate Fleming
Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings
Jason Watkins as FC Tim IfieldSupporting cast
Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes holds an approval rating for series 4 at 100% based on 15 reviews. The website's critics consensus reads: "Line of Duty's gripping fourth season is an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride from start to finish."
Louise Wise of the Sunday Times wrote "Line of Duty is animated by a sharp intelligence in both the plotting and the writing." John Boland of the Irish Independent wrote "Line of Duty (BBC1) came to a nail-bitingly exciting end, or rather to three nail-bitingly exciting ends, two of them unforeseeable by even the most imaginative of viewers."
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun particularly praised the performance of Adrian Dunbar, stating "what I love is the great moral center to the series provided by Hastings, a quirky, sometimes cranky, hard to love, but easy to admire leader of this beleaguered anti-corruption team."
Series 4 saw a notable increase in viewing ratings from previous series, securing its largest audience as of 2017. On average viewing ratings of around nine million were achieved for the show’s first five episodes, with the series' finale achieving 10.4 million, the highest rating the show had achieved as of 2017.
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