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Line of Duty series 7: Adrian Dunbar hints H mystery might not be resolved after all

The H mystery might not be solved in Line of Duty just yet (Picture: AP)

The mystery surrounding H in Line of Duty might not be completely wrapped up, according to Adrian Dunbar who hinted there might be another series in the works after all.

Series seven of Line of Duty is yet to be confirmed but with the series six finale breaking records as the most watched episode of a drama in the 21st Century, it seems unlikely the Jed Mercurio thriller is over just yet.

Speaking at the Bafta TV Awards red carpet last night, the Superintendent Ted Hastings actor told host Tom Allen there ‘might be a way to go’ with the twist.

Asked if he was one of the five people who knew Iain Buckells would be unveiled as ‘the fourth man’, Adrian said: ‘ Absolutely we knew who H was.’

‘There may be a way to go with all that,’ he cryptically added. ‘We don’t know yet, do we? There are rumours. Who knows?”

Fans were divided over the reveal that the dopey officer Buckells was the criminal mastermind pulling the strings behind the OCG (Organised Crime Group), to say the least.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Adrian Dunbar arrives for the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards at Television Centre on June 06, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Adrian was among the presenters at the Bafta TV Awards
(Picture: WireImage)

Owen Teale, who stars as suspect Chief Constable Philip Osborne), revealed he still gets hounded by fans thinking he’s H.

He told Radio Times: ‘I’m now defending myself in the shops, with people saying, “I know you’re H”, and I go, “No, no, no, wait a minute, we all know who H is now”.

‘They go, “No, no, no, no, I don’t believe that for a second. There’s no way he would have had the power to do that. But your character was the original”.

Line of Duty star Owen Teale says fans are still accusing him of being H
Owen Teale says fans are still accusing him of being H (Picture: BBC)

‘They remember it, right from the beginning. He was the guy who actually messed with Steve Arnott, he bullied him and that’s why he jumped into AC-12 and jumped out of firearms.’

The BBC is yet to announce what’s in store for Line of Duty, but chief content officer Charlotte Moore hinted at more episodes.

She said: ‘Addictive event television, Line Of Duty has kept the nation guessing for the last seven weeks, so it’s no surprise that last night’s jaw-dropping finale set a ratings record.

‘Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series. I’m looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be.’

Line of Duty is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.

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