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Line of Duty actor says the first episode will be a ‘head wreck’ for viewers

Not long to wait now…

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Line of Duty fans have been warned that the first episode of the new series will be a bit of a ‘head wreck’.

It’s not too much longer to wait for Line of Duty fans who have been patiently waiting for the return of the sixth series. 

Now, Adrian Dunbar who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings has revealed that the first episode will be a bit of a ‘head wreck’.

Speaking on the Graham Norton Show on BBC he said: “18 months have passed so the landscape has completely changed.

“We are starting from a place that the audience will probably find a bit shocking at first.

“Things and people have been moved around so the first episode is going to be one of those ‘head-wrecks’ for the audience.”

Last month a 15-second teaser for the BBC drama was released and fans were left buzzing when they realised it’s not too much longer to wait. 

The much-loved drama will be heading to screens this month, on Sunday March 21st at 9pm!

The highly anticipated sixth series was teased in a tiny clip featuring Adrian Dunbar returning as Superintendent Ted Hastings, Vicky McClure as DI Kate Fleming and Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott.

A new recruit has also been confirmed for the series in the Anti-Corruption Unit 12, with Shalom Brune-Franklin as DC Chloe Bishop. 

The upcoming series will be the longest ever with one additional episode, making it seven instead of six. 

Fans on Twitter simply cannot contain their excitement. One wrote: “The music just gives you goosebumps and gets your heart racing.”

While a second added: “The best programme on TV! Watched it faithfully since the 1st series when it was on BBC2.”

A third said: “Nothing else matters but Line of Duty.”

The drama airs on March 21st at 9pm on BBC One. Who’s excited?

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BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death receives more than 100,000 complaints

‘We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance’

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The BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death has received a ‘record number’ of complaints, according to reports.

It’s been reported that the broadcaster has been hit with more than 100,000 complaints in regards to its coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

This would be a record in British television history, with the BBC creating a dedicated form online for viewers to voice their dissatisfaction.

The broadcaster cleared its schedules to cover Prince Philip’s death on Friday, and according to The Sun it has now received more than 100,000 complaints.

This is a record breaking number, beating the previous high of 63,000, which was again from the BBC when they screened Jerry Springer: The Musical back in 2005.

A BBC spokesperson said: “We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance.”

The broadcaster wiped its schedules on both BBC One and BBC Two to run mirrored programmes about the Duke following his death, while BBC Four displayed a message urging people to switch over for a ‘major news report’.

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Line of Duty fans will love ITV’s new psychological thriller Too Close

Did anyone catch it last night?

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If you’re not sure what to do with yourself while waiting for the next episode of Line of Duty, then ITV has got you covered.

The broadcaster’s new three-part drama series Too Close began last night, with episode two airing tonight.

Starring Emily Watson and Denise Gough, ITV’s gripping psychological thriller was written by author and actress Clara Salaman and directed by Sue Tully (Line of Duty).

The series was inspired by the novel of the same name, which was published under Clara’s pseudonym Natalie Daniels.

The mini-series premiered last night, Monday April 12th, and it focuses on the dangerous relationship between a forensic psychiatrist, Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson), and her patient.

Dr Robertson is assigned to work with Connie Mortenson (Denise Gough), a woman accused of an awful crime connected to the death of two young children – however, she claims she can’t remember a thing.

While the two women find themselves becoming dangerously close, it appears Dr Robertson might be ‘destroyed’ in the process of uncovering the truth.

Besides Watson and Gough, the series also stars Thalissa Teixeira, James Sives, Risteard Cooper, Chizzy Akudolu, Eileen Davies and Nina Wadia.

Too Close began last night on ITV, with the next episode airing tonight at 9pm and the following episode at the same time on Wednesday.

You can catch up on episode one here.

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Tipping Point is looking for Mancunians for the new series

Who’s up for it?

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Tipping Point is on the hunt for Mancunians to star in the new series.

The ITV game show is looking for contestants for series 12, so if you know anyone who’d be perfect for it then let them know.

Hosted by Ben Shephard, Tipping Point gives people the chance to win thousands of pounds.

ITV says: “We are searching for fun, confident people who enjoy quizzing and would like the opportunity to win thousands of pounds using a combination of ​skill, judgement and chance.”

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The hit show airs between 4pm and 5pm every weekday, and sees contestants answer questions on general knowledge, films, politics and other subjects before taking on the ‘tipping point’ machine.

Just like the coin pusher machines seen in the arcades of Blackpool and other seaside towns across the North West, contestants drop counters to win money.

People earn money from the silver counters which are worth £50, while ‘mystery counters’ and the £10,000 jackpot counter can also boost their cash pile.

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Applicants must be 18 or over, and the deadline for applying is Friday May 7th – the last date for postal applications is Monday May 3rd.

To apply, either use ITV’s online application form here or email apply@rdftelevision.com for postal entries.

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