Mother of God! Line of Duty icon Adrian Dunbar sets new drama in Bury

He stars as charismatic Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC crime drama and Adrian Dunbar is back in front of the cameras as he films his new drama in Bury.

Adrian plays retired detective DI Alex Ridley, a man who can’t leave the police job behind, in the new detective series.

Adrian noticed filming scenes in the market square in the city center, showing him talking to a man who was on top of a hamburger van.

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He said of his new role: “I don’t think I’ve ever embarked on a production with more enthusiasm and enthusiasm.

Adrian plays retired detective Alex Ridley

“As an actor, I know how rare it is to be offered such a wonderful opportunity, and the combination of Polly Hill and Chloe Tucker at ITV and Jonathan Fisher at West Road Pictures means that we are both between safe and creative hands.

“Jonathan and I have worked closely together on the hit series Blood, and I have no doubts that we can bring some of that magic to Ridley.

“Here’s to bring the team together and develop a show that audiences can find both entertaining and engaging. “

Adrian filmed in the city center

Nearly 13 million people watched the last episode of Line of Duty Series 6 in May after six weeks of teasing the identity of the mysterious “H”.

Fans devoured six episodes before Episode Seven finally revealed the “Fourth Man” the AC-12 anti-corruption unit had chipped away at for years.

After a series of tense scenes and many theories, many fans were disappointed.

Creator Jed Mercurio later admitted they knew it “wouldn’t be for everyone,” but thanked those who logged in to watch en masse.

He filmed scenes showing him talking to a man who was on top of a hamburger van

And the BBC said in a statement: “We always aim to produce the most captivating drama possible for viewers and we are extremely proud of this series – for the recognition it has received and for the support from viewers,” he said. the BBC said in a statement.

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“The Series Six finale was deliberately aimed at meeting viewers’ expectations on the wrong foot.

“Out of an audience of 16 million people, we recognize that the dramatic choices of program makers will not have met with everyone’s approval.”

Despite the divisive ending, fans still wondered if the ending left the door open for another round.

Adrian’s character, Superintendent Hastings, is the beating heart of AC-12, whose goal is one thing and one: to catch crooked brass instruments.

Hastings’ witty jokes and slogans, which break up the more formal jargon used in the series, include “Mother of God,”

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the little donkey” and “I did not float the Lagan in a bubble”.