Line of Duty: Series 05 (2019)


Series 05
Line of Duty

Critics Consensus

Line of Duty's sterling ensemble all maintain a stiff upper lip, but audiences' limbs will be quavering throughout this tense fifth season that dives deep into moral murk.



Critic Ratings: 23

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: May 13, 2019
Air date: May 13, 2019
Air date: May 13, 2019
Air date: May 13, 2019
Air date: May 13, 2019
Air date: May 13, 2019

Tv Season Info

Line of Duty returns forafifth series, as AC12 continues to hunt for any corruption lurking within the police.

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Critic Reviews for Line of Duty Series 05

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

I think this is the ropiest bit of work [Jed Mercurio]'s ever sent our way. You could almost smell the desperation: a frantic stitching born, perhaps, of the need both to give his audience something in the manner of a resolution.

Apr 4, 2019 | Full Review…

You can't really call any of this formulaic, because the formula is its own, but the pattern of potential surprises feels as if it ought to be fairly well charted by now.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not good for you, but it will definitely give you a buzz.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Line of Duty really leans into the four seasons that came before it and more connections than ever will be made. If you're thinking those connections are corrupt, yes, that's a good start.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

A lot of television drama is realistic but essentially trivial; Line of Duty succeeds by combing the thinnest surface mimesis with a deep concern for matters of the greatest importance.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

With epic interrogation scenes, surprise betrayals, grisly murders, untold secrets, massive twists... well, it's just good to be back.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Season five has been a joyous ride and held the audience captive for the past six weeks with every watercooler conversation across Britain.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

[Line Of Duty] is so dense and complicated and interlocking that you can be sure if something doesn't add up, it isn't your failure, which is a relief, as you can never blame the writing.

Apr 15, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Season five started out promising, peaked midway and came down to the earth with a bang at the end. A disappointing end to a season with such remarkable characters - Graham's John Corbett and Sandall's Lisa McQueen were highlights.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Britain's top-rated show of 2019 beats American procedurals hands down, and you don't need to watch Seasons 1 to 4 (available on Acorn and Hulu) to plunge right into its tense, zigzagging, paranoid story.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

I don't think anyone can have understood a word of the first episode of the fifth series of Line of Duty. I didn't. We had to work out what was happening osmotically, from our encyclopaedic knowledge of What Happens in Line of Duty.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Episode by episode, the plot is thickening, like soup that's been left sitting on a hot stove for too long.

Apr 16, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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