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Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar drops huge hint about the identity of 'H'

Jen Crothers
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Good Housekeeping

Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar has dropped the biggest hint yet about the identity of the dastardly H - revealing it's not him. 

Adrian, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings (like the battle, no less) admitted that he was relieved when he found out it his character wasn't H - and mother of God, so are we.

Speaking to writer Elizabeth Day on her How To Fail podcast, Adrian said, "It was a relief for me, as I spent all this time playing this character and I always thought Ted had a sense of duty and a moral core.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

"And to have found out I was this arch villain - I would have been in real difficulty accepting that. Jed [Mercurio, the show's creator] is aware of our audience and they know Ted has a sense of moral fortitude. I am glad he came out of it with flying colours."

Ahead of the series six premiere last month, Jed admitted that the 'golden trio' of Ted, DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) or DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) could in fact be killed off. 

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

"It's never far from my thoughts," he explained. 'Honestly. We all get on brilliantly, but everybody knows that we're serving something bigger than ourselves, which is Line of Duty.

"One of the things about the show is that nobody's safe. It's what keeps the audience on the edge of their seat. So I know that it would be a sad day, but I think all the main cast realise that it's possible. 

"We're mates, we talk about it, we joke about it, and it's something that no one would relish, but everybody would understand."

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