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Vicky McLure lauds Line Of Duty’s cast and crew

‘When they shouted action, corona didn’t exist and that was nice’: Vicky McLure lauds Line Of Duty’s cast and crew for ensuring series six went ahead despite the pandemic

  • The hotly anticipated sixth series will arrive on BBC by the end of March 2021 

Vicky McLure has lauded the cast and crew of Line Of Duty for allowing the next series to go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, the Nottingham-born actress, 37, detailed how the show went ahead despite the restrictions of social distancing as she praised show creator Jed Mercurio for running a ‘very tight set’. 

The show managed to go on when the cast and crew spent three months away from home, during which stringent rules were followed in a ‘disciplined and determined’ environment, however Vicky has since spoken of her delight at being home. 

Happy days: Vicky McLure has lauded the cast and crew of Line Of Duty for allowing the next series to go ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic

Vicky, who plays Kate Fleming in the cop drama, appeared on the show alongside a series of behind-the-scenes videos of her co-stars. 

She said: ‘The best thing about it, one – I was so grateful I could get back to wor, I mean we don’t underestimate that but Jed Mercurio was running a very tight set and when they shouted action, coronavirus didn’t exist and that was nice’. 

She happily went on: ‘We were really safe and it’s props to every member of the crew and cast that we didn’t get shut down really so it’s in the can. I don’t know when it’s out but my god is it packed full of everything.’

Last month, Vicky took to her Instagram stories to share a fun video alongside her co-stars Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar.

BE careful! Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, the Nottingham-born actress, 37, detailed how the show went ahead despite the restrictions of social distancing as she praised show creator Jed Mercurio for running a 'very tight set'

BE careful! Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, the Nottingham-born actress, 37, detailed how the show went ahead despite the restrictions of social distancing as she praised show creator Jed Mercurio for running a ‘very tight set’

Happy days: The show managed to go on when the cast and crew spent three months away from home, during which stringent rules were followed in a 'disciplined and determined' environment, however Vicky has since spoken of her delight at being home

Happy days: The show managed to go on when the cast and crew spent three months away from home, during which stringent rules were followed in a ‘disciplined and determined’ environment, however Vicky has since spoken of her delight at being home

Dressed in their character’s respective outfits, the trio happily danced together with glee as they announced they’d wrapped on the sixth season.

Martin also took to Twitter to share his delight at finishing filming, as he shared a statement to inform fans he’d be taking a break from social media to spend more time with his family after being separated from them whilst on set.

He wrote: ‘Delighted we’ve finally wrapped Series 6! Tip of the cap to the production team for putting the protocols in place to provide a safe working environment…

What a team! Last month, Vicky took to her Instagram stories to share a fun video alongside her co-stars Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar

What a team! Last month, Vicky took to her Instagram stories to share a fun video alongside her co-stars Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar

Taking a break: Her co-star Martin took to Twitter to share his delight at finishing filming, and informed fans he'd be taking a break from social media to spend time with his family

Taking a break: Her co-star Martin took to Twitter to share his delight at finishing filming, and informed fans he’d be taking a break from social media to spend time with his family

‘And to the phenomenal crew, having the discipline and determination to work within the new parameters and get us over the line. It was a different way of filming to get used to but we we’re lucky to get back doing a job we love.

‘The scripts from Jed Mercurios superb as ever and we gave it everything we had so fingers crossed. For a lot of us the COVID bubble meant being apart from family for an extended period…

‘I’m not looking forward to some quality time with mine, with that in mind deadling offline for a bit. Stay safe troops!’

The hotly anticipated sixth series of Line of Duty will arrive by the end of March 2021.

Exciting! The hotly anticipated sixth series of Line of Duty will arrive by the end of March 2021, the BBC confirmed on Wednesday

Exciting! The hotly anticipated sixth series of Line of Duty will arrive by the end of March 2021, the BBC confirmed on Wednesday

Fans of the drama will rejoice at the announcement, which comes two months after filming resumed on the show following a hiatus due to COVID-19.

An exact air date for Line of Duty, which follows the exploits of the Anti Corruption Unit (AC-12) as they root out bent coppers, has not been given.

The sixth series sees the debut of Kelly MacDonald as Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder. 

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