LINE of Duty star Martin Compston has suggested he'd be devastated if there's no season seven.

Despite fan fury over season six's disappointing finale, Compston told ES Magazine that he still has no clue about the show's future.

Asked if there will be another series, the actor said: “The genuine answer is that we don’t know.

“But that’s nothing new. Jed always takes time away from it. I think what I would say, the two things I would say, is that the idea that I would never work with all the guys again together would be heartbreaking."

Grilled on the finale, Compston who turned 37 this week, said “You’ve got to respect people have invested so much in this thing and everybody has a different version of their ending, but yes… it’s been a pretty wild few days.”

He said the cast and crew knew “there were going to be riots in the streets if we didn’t reveal who H was” and praised the show’s creator Jed Mercurio for how he managed it.

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    MARTIN COMPSTON'S THANK YOU TWEET

    The Line of Duty star thanked the show's fans in a tweet, admitting he is still wondering what happened in Heartbeat.

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    MARTIN COMPSTON SAID HE'D BE DEVASTATED IF THERE'S NOT ANOTHER SEASON

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    MOST WATCHED DRAMA OF THE 21 CENTURY

    The hit crime drama which concluded in a tense series finale on Sunday May 2, has broken even more viewing records with its final episode.

    According to Planet Radio, the record-breaking final episode drew in an audience of 15.24 million viewers.

    The popular BBC show takes over from the previous record of 15.6 million in 2000, which was during an episode of Heartbeat  and an episode of A Touch of Frost in March 1999, which also achieved a massive 14.69 million viewers.

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    TOMMY JESSOP SUPPORTS LAUNCH OF APPG FOR DOWN SYNDROME

    Line of Duty star Tommy Jessop has shared a tweet in support of the launch of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Down syndrome.

    The new group, led by SNP MP Dr Lisa Cameron and Labour MP Matt Western, aims to raise issues affecting people with Down syndrome and their families and carers.

    Its goal is also to promote equality and respect at all stages of life, to campaign for equal access and support in all areas of life.

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    MARTIN COMPSTON SAYS HE'D BE 'HEARTBROKEN' IF HE DOESN'T REUNITE WITH THE CAST

    When he was asked about another series, the Line of Duty star told the ES Magazine: “The genuine answer is that we don’t know.

    “But that’s nothi wang new. Jed always takes time away from it. I think what I would say, the two things I would say, is that the idea that I would never work with all the guys again together would be heartbreaking.

    “But also with everything that’s just gone on this week, I think everybody, including the audience, needs a bit of time away from it. So we’ll see.”

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    MARTIN COMPSTON ON SHOW'S ENDING

    The Line of Duty star said it has been "a wild few days" after the show's ending.

    He told ES Magazine: “You’ve got to respect people have invested so much in this thing and everybody has a different version of their ending, but yes… it’s been a pretty wild few days.”

    He added the cast and crew knew “there were going to be riots in the streets if we didn’t reveal who H was.”

    Speaking about the show’s creator Jed Mercurio he said: “I think he felt it would have been a bit of a cop-out to have — and he’s right — some sort of cat-stroking mastermind and then a crazy gun shoot-out.

    "I think he felt that would have been the easy option.”

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    HOST JACK WHITEHALL DURING A ZOOM CALL WITH VICKY MCCLURE AND MARTIN COMPSTON

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    FANS IN HYSTERICS AS ZOOM STAR JACKIE WHEELER GATECRASHED LINE OF DUTY SPOOF

    Brits host Jack Whitehall was left fuming when Jackie Weaver gatecrashed his zoom call with Line Of Duty's Vicky McClure and Martin Compston.

    Jack was being grilled by AC-12's Vicky and Martin and delighted viewers with a number of references to the latest series of Line Of Duty, including Ted Hasting’s famous “Mother of God!” catchphrase.

    But they introduced their new gaffer, viral sensation Jackie Weaver, and it seemed she'd had enough of him rambling on.

    Vicky and Martin then took a backseat as Jackie scolded the cocky presenter before removing him from the video call in a nod to the incident that made her famous last year during lockdown.

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    HIDDEN CLUES YOU MISSED THAT POINTED TO H’S IDENTITY ALL ALONG

    While many fans are still struggling to get their head around how DSU Ian Buckells is the mysterious ‘H’, the show’s writer has done his best to explain.

    Speaking on the Obsessed with Line of Duty podcast, Jed Mercurio said: “We’d been directing the audience towards a particular image of the kind of character that ‘H’ would be, that ‘H’ would be a criminal mastermind, and we wanted to make different commentary on the way in which someone can do a lot of harm without necessarily being a mastermind.”

    “When he reveals his story, it’s the fact that his personal standards were low, that he wasn’t committed to honesty and integrity, and that then made him someone who was vulnerable to being groomed by the OCG into being a fixer for them,” Jed added.

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    KARREN BRADY ‘SEETHING’ OVER ENDING

    Karren Brady said she was “seething” over the final episode of the BBC cop drama Line of Duty.

    Writing in The Sun, she said: “I’ve had a week to reflect on it now . . . and I’m still seething about the end of Line Of Duty series six.

    “Who would H be? The smug new AC-12 boss, the seemingly above- the-law Chief Commissioner?

    “No, it was bungling buffoon Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells, who’d already been banged up – a character totally undeserving of being H.

    “However, that said, I’m looking forward to series seven so they can clear up all the loose ends.”

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    RECAP OF LINE OF DUTY SEASON FINALE

    The season finale of hit series Line of Duty saw the identity of H, The Fourth Man, revealed.

    In a bombshell twist halfway through the epsiode, it was revealed that bumbling DS Ian Buckells was the culprit.

    Summoned to the AC-12 office for interrogation, Buckells revealed that following the death of chief Tommy Hunter, the OCG had fractured into smaller groups.

    “I’m the one who’s made total mugs out of you lot,” he told the team.

    With the clinch of Buckells came the confirmation of Ted Hastings’ innocence. All the doubts about his integrity were put to bed and he was restored as a straight copper once more.

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    LINE OF DUTY FANS CAN SNAP UP AC12 HAS NUMBER PLATE FOR £1,200

    A Line of Duty fan can snap up an arresting number plate — AC12 HAS.

    Owner Kenny Connor wants £1,200 for the registration.

    He says AC12 is a reference to the fictional AC-12 anti- corruption unit, while HAS is short for the surname of Adrian Dunbar’s character Supt Ted Hastings.

    The novelty plate — being sold by Kenny Connor, of Ballycastle in Northern Ireland — is finished off with “Line of Duty’ is small letting underneath.

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    WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7?

    Speculation is rife as to whether the popular BBC drama Line of Duty will be extended on for another season.

    Cast member Nigel Boyle spoke about the future of the show during an appearance on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

    Ball asked the question that’s been on everyone’s lips: “Will there be anymore Line of Duty?”

    But Boyle didn’t have much detail to share: “I certainly don’t know. Honestly I don’t know,” he told the host.

    “I would sincerely love there to be one [another season],” he continued.

    However he said they would have to tell the “right story”.

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    LINE OF DUTY MOST WATCHED DRAMA OF 21ST CENTURY

    Line of Duty, which concluded in a tense series finale on Sunday May 2, has broken even more viewing records with its final episode.

    The record-breaking episode drew in an audience of 15.24 million viewers, according to Planet Radio.

    It saw AC-12’s Superintendent Ted Hastings, DI Kate Fleming and DS Steve Arnott bring down the bent coppers.

    The popular BBC show takes over from the previous record of 15.6 million in 2000, which was during an episode of Heartbeat.

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    THE 10 BEST SERIES TO WATCH NOW IF YOU'RE MISSING LINE OF DUTY

    • Gangs Of London
    • Mare of Easttown
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    • The Outsider
    • Save Me/Save Me Too
    • The Third Day
    • True Detective
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    LINE OF DUTY MOST WATCHED DRAMA OF 21ST CENTURY

    Line of Duty, which concluded in a tense series finale on Sunday May 2, has broken even more viewing records with its final episode.

    The record-breaking episode drew in an audience of 15.24 million viewers, according to Planet Radio.

    It saw AC-12’s Superintendent Ted Hastings, DI Kate Fleming and DS Steve Arnott bring down the bent coppers.

    The popular BBC show takes over from the previous record of 15.6 million in 2000, which was during an episode of Heartbeat.

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    Another hint viewers may have missed, was Buckells' previous clash with AC-12.

    While there don't seem to be many officers in Central Police who are big fans of AC-12, Buckells seems to have a particularly tumultuous relationship with the team.

    He was less than thrilled to see Fleming working undercover on his team in series four, repeatedly threatening to blow her cover. 

    And after eventually blowing Fleming’s cover – something he denied during an AC-12 interview – his actions temporarily rendered all of AC-12’s efforts to pursue DCI Roz Huntley redundant, thus keeping the innocent Michael Farmer in the frame as “balaclava man”.

    CONTINUED

    According to the Huffington Post, one clue that many of us would have missed was Buckells' love of golf.

    Golf was symbolic in Line of Duty for multiple reasons.

    Not only did Tommy Hunter play, but the sport was also how he recruited DI Matthew “Dot” Cottan into the OCG – as Cottan worked as his caddy as a child before going on to join the police force.

    Therefore, viewers probably should have paid a lot more attention to Buckells’ love for golf in the most recent series.

    HIDDEN CLUES YOU MISSED THAT POINTED TO H'S IDENTITY ALL ALONG

    While many fans are still struggling to get their head around how DSU Ian Buckells is the mysterious 'H', the show's writer has done his best to explain.

    Speaking on the Obsessed with Line of Duty podcast, Jed Mercurio said: “We’d been directing the audience towards a particular image of the kind of character that ‘H’ would be, that ‘H’ would be a criminal mastermind, and we wanted to make different commentary on the way in which someone can do a lot of harm without necessarily being a mastermind."

    “When he reveals his story, it’s the fact that his personal standards were low, that he wasn’t committed to honesty and integrity, and that then made him someone who was vulnerable to being groomed by the OCG into being a fixer for them,” Jed added.

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      WHO IS H, REALLY?

      Fans are unconvinced Ian Buckells is actually H and have pointed to his smirk in the final scenes as proof.

      The hapless detective was revealed as criminal mastermind H after his dodgy spelling implicated him in a series of corrupt and violent crimes.

      One viewer to write on Twitter: “I don’t think this is the last series. That smirk of Buckells at the end! And we don’t even know how Ted, Kate and Steve are going to continue with their lives. I don’t think Bucklles is H. And I still don’t believe that Carl Banks killed Gail Vella.”

      Another posted: “Someone’s pulling the strings and this whole thing is much bigger than Buckells – the smirk on his face in the final shot shows it !!!”

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      RECAP OF LINE OF DUTY SEASON FINALE

      The season finale of hit series Line of Duty saw the identity of H, The Fourth Man, revealed.

      In a bombshell twist halfway through the epsiode, it was revealed that bumbling DS Ian Buckells was the culprit.

      Summoned to the AC-12 office for interrogation, Buckells revealed that following the death of chief Tommy Hunter, the OCG had fractured into smaller groups.

      “I’m the one who’s made total mugs out of you lot,” he told the team.

      With the clinch of Buckells came the confirmation of Ted Hastings’ innocence. All the doubts about his integrity were put to bed and he was restored as a straight copper once more.

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      10 SERIES TO BINGE IF YOU'RE MISSING CALL OF DUTY

      With Line Of Duty series six still fresh in everyone's minds, you'll be forgiven for trying to find something to fill that gap in your binge-watching schedule.

      Thankfully, NOW has a whole host of amazing series for you to sink your teeth into – from old classics to major TV talking points that you can now catch up on and get involved with.

      Here's some of the best shows on NOW you can check out to get your crime drama fix.

      • Gangs of London
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      KARREN BRADY ‘SEETHING’ OVER ENDING

      Karren Brady said she was “seething” over the final episode of the BBC cop drama Line of Duty.

      Writing in The Sun, she said: “I’ve had a week to reflect on it now . . . and I’m still seething about the end of Line Of Duty series six.

      “Who would H be? The smug new AC-12 boss, the seemingly above- the-law Chief Commissioner?

      “No, it was bungling buffoon Detective Superintendent Ian Buckells, who’d already been banged up – a character totally undeserving of being H.

      “However, that said, I’m looking forward to series seven so they can clear up all the loose ends.”

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