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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100

Eagle-eyed- fans on Twitter noticed something significant about Anna Maxwell Martin's return to the show…

Line of Duty announced on Tuesday morning that the brilliant yet intimidating DCS Patricia Carmichael, leader of Anti-Corruption Unit 3, would be making a return to the show – and viewers can’t wait to have actress Anna Maxwell Martin back on their screens.

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In true Line of Duty fandom style, a number of eagle-eyed fans have noticed a significant detail about the most recent glimpse of the character – and we can’t help but think they’re onto something. 

A new image, released by the BBC, shows Anna in character as the Detective, and she bears a noticeable resemblance to DCI Jo Davidson with a number of nods to the guest lead including her hair and clothes. 

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One person summed it up on Twitter: “Mother.



Roll neck jumper under jacket, hair tied back in a low bun, slight build but very fierce, I’m sure she reminds me of someone…”

A second person added: “Love her.

Also this polo neck and blazer is a very strong motif this series.

What does it mean?”, which prompted a third to connect the dots, asking: “Is she Jo’s sister??”

A fourth echoed this, picking up on DI Kate Fleming’s love of a polo-neck.

writing: “Aah Patricia is back and she’s rocking a Kate polo neck…

think I’m going to have to invest in one.”

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We can’t wait to see Anna Maxwell Martin return to Line of Duty!

On the announcement of her reprisal, Anna herself gave a mention of her new look.

She said in a statement: “Pat’s back, I can’t remember what she’s doing there, nor would I be allowed to blab, but suffice to say she’s got some new clobber and she’s ready to bust some balls.”

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As we know with Line of Duty, these small details are very much considered and nothing is ever a coincidence, but does it mean she has a more sinister connection to Jo? Or is it simply a red herring? We’ll have to wait and see…

Viewers last saw Patricia Carmichael in series five when AC-3 was brought in to investigate Superintendent Ted Hastings as a potential member of a ring of corrupt police officers colluding with the OCG and a contender for a mysterious ‘H’.

It’s safe to say when she’s in the room, she means business! 

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Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0100

Mother of God! Line Of Duty fan favourite DCS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin) has been confirmed to return to the show this week!

Line of Duty fan favourite DCS Patricia Carmichael (played by Anna Maxwell Martin) is making a sensational return to the show THIS WEEK.

The BBC has confirmed the return of the steely Carmichael but there aren’t many other details.

In a press release, the BBC said: “Now with Ted’s forced retirement looming, is Carmichael in position to take control?

“And with the restructure of the anti-corruption units, is this the end of AC-12?”

Furthermore, fans won’t have to wait long to see her back in action.

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She will appear in episode five, which airs this Sunday (April 18).

Anna, 43, said about Carmichael’s return: “Pat’s back, I can’t remember what she’s doing there, nor would I be allowed to blab.

“But suffice to say she’s got some new clobber and she’s ready to bust some balls.”

Patricia Carmichael appeared in the fifth series of Line Of Duty.

A skilled, no-nonsense officer when it comes to busting bent coppers, she heads up sister unit, AC-3.

And viewers were on the edge of their seats in series five when she interrogated Ted Hastings.

However, when new evidence emerged and one of her own AC-3 officers turned out to be a wrong ‘un, her case collapsed.

Despite being proved innocent, she still had her suspicions about Hastings – suspicions she aired to DCC Andrea Wise at the end of the series.

Although the BBC is tight-lipped at the reason for Carmichael’s return, ED! has its own theories.

Could the money Ted gave Steph Corbett come back to haunt him and Carmichael is on hand to finally bring him down?

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Or, could Carmichael (ever the career woman) sense that there will be a power vacuum after Ted retires and is putting her hat in the ring?

It’s all to play for.

Line Of Duty returns on Sunday April 18 at 9pm on BBC One.

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– April 14, 2021
Anna Maxwell Martin 2021 Line of Duty fans spot major detail as returns to .