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Following the explosive fourth episode of the BBC drama, Martin will reprise the role of senior anti-corruption Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael
‘Pat’s back, and suffice to say she’s got some new clobber and she’s ready to bust some balls,’ said Martin
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Anna Maxwell Martin is bringing Patricia Carmichael, the queen of passive aggression, back to Line of Duty in episode five.
Following the explosive fourth episode of the BBC drama, Martin will reprise the role of senior anti-corruption Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael.
The actor, who has won Baftas for Bleak House (2005) and Poppy Shakespeare (2009), first impressed critics with her portrayal of the intimidating copper in 2019.
Her character was brought in for the final two episodes of series five as an independent investigator from the East Midlands Constabulary’s AC-3 to interview AC-12 chief Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), who had raised suspicions over his integrity.
Carmichael was accompanied by her team, consisting of DI Michelle Brandyce (Laura Elphinstone) and Sergeant Tina Tranter (Natalie Gavin), and she dismissed Hastings’s junior officers DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston).
She questioned Hastings about the large amount of money found in his room and pointed out that he has sunken further into financial debt over the years, something he had failed to disclose to Central Police.
Carmichael also interrogated Hastings over his alleged misconduct, accusing him of informing career criminal Lee Banks (Alastair Natkiel) of undercover cop John Corbett’s (Stephen Graham) true identity, blowing his cover and resulting in him being killed by the organised crime group.
She suggested Hastings did this as revenge for the torture Corbett inflicted on his wife.
She arrested Hastings for conspiracy to murder.
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The superintendent then met with Fleming and Arnott to commend them for their bravery in being able to report their own commanding officer.
She said she was determined to prove that Hastings is H, the corrupt senior police officer.
Carmichael demanded that Fleming and Arnott reveal everything they know about Hastings to her and her team, which Arnott refused to do.
Eventually, she gathered enough evidence on Hastings – after bringing him to tears in the interrogation suite – and she decided to charge him with the murder of Corbett.
However, Fleming and Arnott came to save the day by producing evidence that implicated lawyer Gill Biggeloe (Polly Walker) as the guilty party, for framing Hastings and manipulating Corbett into bringing him down.
Carmichael was finally persuaded to drop the case, even though she was still convinced that Hastings was bent.
The reason she decided to let it go was because she had a corrupt officer on her own team, AC-3.
This was Tranter, who attempted to murder Gill Biggeloe after she was revealed to be a member of the OCG.
She was reminded that “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”.
Carmichael’s return to the series is not good timing for Hastings, given that he has just discovered he’s being forced into retirement.
Speaking about her return, Maxwell Martin said: “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.”
She previously told The Independent: “It’s such good fun to play an absolute cow, or very misunderstood person.”
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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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