Line of Duty season five is available to stream and download on the BBC iPlayer now. The previous four seasons are available to watch on Netflix, with season five expected to arrive on the global streaming site in the near future. The season five finale was the longest Line of Duty episode to date, with a running time of 85 minutes. Eagle-eyed fans of the police drama would have noticed at the end the moving tribute to Graeme Livingstone.
Who was Graeme Livingstone?
Graeme Livingstone was a late crew member on BBC One’s Line of Duty.
Livingstone, aged 29, died in a motorcycle accident on June 9, 2017, in Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Ahead of the season five finale last night, Martin Compston who plays DS Steve Arnott told fans to wait around for the credits of the final episode.
He wrote: “Hey folks hopefully if your jaws are back up from the floor in time, there's a little something at the very end of the show which means a lot to the whole @Line_of_duty family, much appreciated if you could stay tuned for it.”
At the end of the credits, the screen faded to black and the words “In memory of GRAEME LIVINGSTONE 1987-2017” appeared on the screen.
Livingstone worked in the props department on Line of Duty as well as Game of Thrones, The Truth About Tom, Dick and Harry, Peaky Blinders and The Fall.
After the episode, Compston posted a photo of the Line of Duty cast and crew.
He captioned the photo: “Behind every good cast, there’s a phenomenal crew. To make this show really is a team effort. One important face missing from that top picture though. Graeme Livingstone gone but never forgotten, not just to us but the industry across Northern Ireland x”
Vicky McClure who plays DI Kate Fleming replied: “Always in our hearts Graeme xxx”
In a separate tweet, McClure wrote: “Huge thank you to the LOD family for making this such a special series!
“And to every one of you that tuned in!!!
“Graeme who worked in our props dept will always be in our hearts, we miss him dearly.
“There is no one who writes like @jed_mercurio we are extremely lucky. X”
Over 9.6 million viewers tuned in last night to watch the 85-minute long finale of Line of Duty season five.
This makes Line of Duty the most watched TV show of 2019 and the number of viewers is likely to increase over the coming days.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers about LOD season 5 finale
Viewers were on the edge of their seats as they watched Superintendent Ted Hasting’s (played by Adrian Dunbar) be framed as the mysterious H, the leader of the OCG.
Thankfully, in the end, the truth prevailed and instead legal counsel Gil Biggeloe (Polly Walker) was uncovered as the corrupt officer working for the OCG.
However, DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DC Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) realised that the message Cotton (Craig Parkinson) sent in his dying moments back in season three revealed there were four corrupt officers.
So far Dot Cottan, Derek Hilton (Paul Higgins) and Gill Biggeloe have been discovered to be the corrupt officers but one officer is still unaccounted for and remains at the head of the organisation.
Thankfully, season six has already been giving the green light so hopefully, the fourth caddy will be revealed then.
Line of Duty season 5 is available on the BBC iPlayer now.