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Line of Duty: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar film series six in Belfast – Daily Mail

Line of Duty: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar sport face masks as they continue to film series six in Belfast after five-month hiatus

  • The stars of Line of Duty were seen filming around West Belfast, as the production for the long-awaited sixth season of the detective show continued on Monday 
  • Martin, 36, Vicky, 38, and Adrian, 62, who all returned to set a few weeks ago, tapped into full concentration mode in their respective roles as DS Steve Arnott, DI Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings
  • The trio were joined by armed police and a pistol-wielding assailant in a balaclava for a dramatic car chase scene 
  • Production of the hugely popular series was halted by the Covid lockdown shortly after filming began earlier this year
  • Producers insisted they have worked with health and safety consultants in accordance to government guidelines to ensure the safety of cast and crew
  • The show was created and written by Jed Mercurio and is centred on the AC-12 Anti-Corruption Unit led by Ted

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The stars of Line of Duty were seen filming around West Belfast, as the production for the long-awaited sixth season of the detective show continued on Monday.  

Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, who all returned to set a few weeks ago following a five-month hiatus, sported face masks as they tapped into full concentration mode in their respective roles as DS Steve Arnott, DI Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings. 

The much-loved trio were joined by armed police and a pistol-wielding assailant in a balaclava for a dramatic car chase scene.

Back in action: Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar were seen out filming Line of Duty on the streets of Belfast for the first time since production of season six restarted

Back in action: Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar were seen out filming Line of Duty on the streets of Belfast for the first time since production of season six restarted

Back in action: Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar were seen out filming Line of Duty on the streets of Belfast for the first time since production of season six restarted

Numerous assistants were on hand in personal protective career, as the actors waited around to begin their shoot. 

Winter appeared to have come early to Belfast, as actress Vicky, 38, wore a thick orange hoody and screen star Adrian, 62, sported a thick woollen orange and navy high-collared jacket.    

The street had been closed for shooting with masked crew members seen milling around with the cast.

Filming resumed earlier this month on the sixth series of Line of Duty, with new cast member Shalom Brune-Franklin seen for the first time on set recently. 

Reunited: Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnott (centre), was also seen filming a car chase scene with his co-stars

Reunited: Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnott (centre), was also seen filming a car chase scene with his co-stars

Reunited: Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnott (centre), was also seen filming a car chase scene with his co-stars

Sinister: The cast appeared to be filming a dramatic scene involving armed police and a dangerous assailant

Sinister: The cast appeared to be filming a dramatic scene involving armed police and a dangerous assailant

Sinister: The cast appeared to be filming a dramatic scene involving armed police and a dangerous assailant 

Safety first: Numerous assistants were on hand in personal protective career

Safety first: Numerous assistants were on hand in personal protective career

Safety first: Numerous assistants were on hand in personal protective career

The show was created and written by Jed Mercurio and is centred on the AC-12 Anti-Corruption Unit led by Supt Ted Hastings [Adrian Dunbar].

Production of the eagerly anticipated sixth season of the hugely popular series was halted by the Covid lockdown shortly after filming began earlier this year. 

Line Of Duty producers insisted they have worked with health and safety consultants in accordance to government guidelines to ensure the safety of cast and crew.

Dramatic scenes: Line of Duty is centred on the AC-12 Anti-Corruption Unit led by Supt Ted Hastings

Dramatic scenes: Line of Duty is centred on the AC-12 Anti-Corruption Unit led by Supt Ted Hastings

Dramatic scenes: Line of Duty is centred on the AC-12 Anti-Corruption Unit led by Supt Ted Hastings

Kate's back! Actress Vicky, 38, was first seen on set for the famous drama earlier this month as her boss uploaded a photo of her on Twitter

Kate's back! Actress Vicky, 38, was first seen on set for the famous drama earlier this month as her boss uploaded a photo of her on Twitter

Kate’s back! Actress Vicky, 38, was first seen on set for the famous drama earlier this month as her boss uploaded a photo of her on Twitter

Back in business: After her co-star Martin had his first day on the Belfast set, the screen star followed his lead in the office

Back in business: After her co-star Martin had his first day on the Belfast set, the screen star followed his lead in the office

Back in business: After her co-star Martin had his first day on the Belfast set, the screen star followed his lead in the office

Executive Producer for World Productions, Simon Heath, said: ‘It’s been almost six months since we stopped shooting.

‘But following our implementation of all the industry Covid protocols, we’re delighted to be able to resume filming series six safely.’          

The new series of Line Of Duty will premiere on BBC One in 2021. 

Mysterious: Fans will have to wait until 2021 to understand the meaning of this interaction between Adrian and this assailant in a balaclava

Mysterious: Fans will have to wait until 2021 to understand the meaning of this interaction between Adrian and this assailant in a balaclava

Mysterious: Fans will have to wait until 2021 to understand the meaning of this interaction between Adrian and this assailant in a balaclava

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