Line Of Duty Moves To BBC One For Next Two Series

Charlotte Moore, BBC Controller of TV Channels and iPlayer, has announced that Line of Duty will move to BBC One for its fourth series next year, and has commissioned a fifth series.

Line Of Duty, written and created by Jed Mercurio, has been a huge success since launching on BBC Two in 2012. The third series was the highest-rated BBC Two drama since current measuring began in 2002, with 5.6 million viewers for the finale and a series average of 5.1 million.

Charlotte Moore said: “Line of Duty is original, bold, gripping drama that gets the nation talking and the time is right to bring the series to an even broader audience on BBC One. Jed Mecurio’s explosive thriller will find a new home on BBC One for two more series and create room for new drama to flourish on BBC Two.”

Jed Mercurio said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the extremely flattering response to series three. Much of the credit should go to our brilliant cast and crew… It’s an immense privilege to be able to reward Line Of Duty fans with two more series on BBC One.”