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Line of Duty new series - Who’s Who guide to all the key characters!

Line of Duty series 5, Steve, Ted and Kate
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Forgot who someone is? Confused by all the new characters? Don't worry, here's our handy who's who guide to the fifth series of Line of Duty...

A van full of seized drugs is under police protection when it’s suddenly attacked by an armed gang wearing balaclavas in the opening scenes of the new series of Line of Duty.

Soon, AC-12 are on the case for a fifth series of the BBC1 hit, which returns this Sunday at 9pm.

Here’s our who’s who guide to all the main characters in the new series of Line of Duty…

Supt Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

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The big cheese at AC-12, Ted’s team are on the case again, asking the tough questions. But in a world where you can’t trust anyone, should we be trusting Ted?

DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston)

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Poor Steve almost met his maker in the last series when he was attacked and shoved down some stairs by balaclava man. Now, he wants justice… “There are some good shocks this series,” says Martin, who plays Steve.

DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure)

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Kate has been a linchpin of the team and once again finds herself at the centre of a really tricky case…

John Corbett (Stephen Graham)

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The leader of a particularly nasty organised crime gang, who launch a violent heist to steal a large haul of drugs from a van guarded by police.

Lisa Mcqueen (Rochenda Sandall)

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She’s the only woman in John Corbett’s gang and gets caught up in an incident during the deadly raid…

PC Jane Cafferty (Sian Reese-Williams)

A mum and police officer, Jane is protecting the van when it’s held up by the violent balaclava gang.

PC Tatleen Sohota (Taj Atwal)

This young officer eagerly sets about helping AC-12 find possible clues as to who’s behind the raid on the van.

Supt Alison Powell (Susan Vidler)

Why does the police boss seem so determined to stop AC-12 investigating a top-secret undercover operation?

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

The police crime commissioner announces details to the press about both the raid and the police murders.

Line of Duty returns on Sunday on BBC1.

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.