Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure and Martin Compston share moving tributes ahead of series six finale

Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio excited fans when he shared the first clue about the plot of season six to Twitter.

Uploading a snap of a packet of the Australian chocolate biscuits TimTams with the caption ‘#LineofDuty Series 6 Plot Clue No. 1’, fans began to ferociously speculate as to what it might mean.

But one plot point hanging over the next season of the show is about the identity of the ominous ‘H’.

While the mystery was somewhat answered in the season five finale, it was also revealed that there are FOUR people pertaining to be ‘H’, with the final one still unknown.

So who could it be?

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

She was one of season five’s stand-out characters, swooping in towards the end of the series to interrogate Ted Hastings – highly suspected to be ‘H’ at the time.

And while she simply seemed to be excellent at her job – and hellbent on uncovering the corruption within the department – could it be that Patricia Carmichael was SO keen to pin the blame on Ted to take the focus away from herself.

Could SHE be the fourth ‘H’?

Her position of power and respect, along with her unnaturally steely and cut-throat demeanor, could well point to this.

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings was pinpointed by viewers of the show, as well as the characters on the show, to be a candidate for ‘H’.

But it seemed he was exonerated by the end of season five, allowed to walk free.

But could be potentially be triple-crossing us all? Could he in fact STILL be the potential fourth ‘H’.

The biggest issue with this theory is that Gill Biggeloe – one of the three revealed to be ‘H’ – was so against him. Surely she wouldn’t be working to deter him if they were in league?

UNLESS, she doesn’t KNOW he is the fourth ‘H’?

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

Detective Chief Constable Andrea Wise was new to the show in season five and is another high-powered contender for ‘H’.

She has been constantly interfering when it has come to supporting AC-12’s investigations, removing them from the investigation into Operation Pear Tree. She also instigated the Ted Hastings investigation.

She is also keen to cover up police corruption, despite announcing at the end of season five: ‘This constabulary will work tirelessly to root out rotten apples in its ranks.’

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

Police and Crime Commissioner Rohan Sindwhani demanded to be ‘in on’ a meeting between Andrea Wise and Ted Hastings. This might be a small clue but any clue could be valid at this point.

Any shady behavior suggests ‘H’ is at play, and so Rohan could indeed be culpable.

Vicky McClure’s mother Carol admits DI Kate Fleming could be the elusive H in Line Of Duty

‘My daughter’s lovely but it could be her!’ Vicky McClure’s mother Carol admits DI Kate Fleming could be the elusive H as 11 million people prepare for final episode of Line Of Duty

  • The hit BBC show draws to a potentially indefinite close when the final episode of its sixth series ends on Sunday evening  
  • Facilities manager Carol McClure doesn’t rule out the possibility of H being DI Kate Fleming, played by her daughter Vicky
  • More than 11 million people are expected to tune in when the fate of Line Of Duty’s ‘bent copper’ Joanne Davidson is revealed

Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure’s mother admits even she is in the dark regarding the identity of the elusive H – and believes it could be her own daughter. 

The hit BBC show draws to a potentially indefinite close when the final episode of its sixth series ends on Sunday evening. 

But after weeks of conjecture regarding who shady criminal mastermind H actually is, facilities manager Carol McClure – who lives just a stones throw from her daughter in their native Nottingham – doesn’t rule out the possibility of it being DI Kate Fleming.

No idea: Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure’s mother Carol admits even she is in the dark regarding the identity of the elusive H – and believes it could even be her own daughter

She told The Mirror: ‘We don’t know anything, 100% not. We don’t know who H is, absolutely not, she’s keeping that in the bag!

‘Who knows? My daughter’s lovely but it could be her, it could be anybody. We love it and watch it like everybody else and it will be just as much of a surprise for us. We wouldn’t want to be in a position to know.’ 

The proud mother added: ‘We’re big fans of the show, we’ve watched all of them. In fact, we watch everything’s Vicky’s been in.’ 

Farewell: The hit BBC show draws to a potentially indefinite close when the final episode of its sixth series ends on Sunday evening

Farewell: The hit BBC show draws to a potentially indefinite close when the final episode of its sixth series ends on Sunday evening

Carol also admitted she was genuinely concerned for the health and safety of her daughter – who has starred in every series of Jed Mercurio’s hit show – while she filmed her final episodes during lockdown on location in Belfast. 

She said: ‘I worried about her while she was away, we were worried for each other. But I know they were keeping her safe so there was no problem. She was being looked after.’ 

More than 11 million people are expected to tune in when the fate of Line Of Duty’s ‘bent copper’ Joanne Davidson is revealed on Sunday – but the actress who plays her will not be watching.

Firing line: Fans have followed the show, which also stars Martin Compston, since its launch in 2012

Firing line: Fans have followed the show, which also stars Martin Compston, since its launch in 2012 

You never know: Carol McClure - who lives just a stones throw from her daughter in their native Nottingham - doesn't rule out the possibility of it being DI Kate Fleming

You never know: Carol McClure – who lives just a stones throw from her daughter in their native Nottingham – doesn’t rule out the possibility of it being DI Kate Fleming

Exciting: More than 11 million people are expected to tune in when the fate of Line Of Duty's 'bent copper' Joanne Davidson is revealed on Sunday

Exciting: More than 11 million people are expected to tune in when the fate of Line Of Duty’s ‘bent copper’ Joanne Davidson is revealed on Sunday

Kelly Macdonald has revealed she has seen only one episode of the current series after finding the tense hunt to discover the identity of ‘H’ too intimidating.

Asked on BBC Radio 6 Music if she would be tuning in, the actress replied: ‘Hell, no! I watched the first episode and I’m sort of… no!’

The 45-year-old star added: ‘It’s not like I don’t ever watch anything that I have done.

‘It was just a bit too much for me. I thought I could watch it. I tried to watch it. It turns out I cannot watch it.’

Tuning out: But actress Kelly Macdonald has revealed she has seen only one episode of the current series after finding the tense hunt to discover the identity of 'H' too intimidating

Tuning out: But actress Kelly Macdonald has revealed she has seen only one episode of the current series after finding the tense hunt to discover the identity of ‘H’ too intimidating

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