28 April 2021, The Tablet

The battle of Hastings: Line of Duty reaches its climax


The battle of Hastings: Line of Duty reaches its climax

Adrian Dunbar as Ted Hastings
BBC/World Productions, Steffan Hill

 

This isn’t the first time Catholicism has been central to a television sensation – forty years ago, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited occupied 11 hours of ITV peak time – but that was an adaptation of a novel the writer described as dealing with “the operation of Divine Grace upon one family”. The current example is more surprising: a police procedural: Line of Duty

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