Line Of Duty finale pulls in largest audience in show's history

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Just who is Balaclava Man

The number of viewers has grown steadily since the show moved to BBC1 this year, with 8.5 million tuning in.

Viewers gripped by the BBC1 police drama were hoping the identity of the murderer would be revealed, with nearly everyone a suspect over the course of the series.

The previous three series aired on BBC2, where audiences peaked at 5.6 million.

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A tense, pulsating conclusion to season 4 of hit BBC police drama Line of Duty saw viewers desperately await the reveal of the show's mysterious killer, nicknamed Balaclava Man - but a curveball twist defied all expectations.

Viewers saw Roz Huntley confess to killing forensics expert Tim Ifield, which resulted in her husband Nick be acquitted of murder. Who exactly are these criminals, how many other "balaclava men" are still out there, and is Hilton really the so-called "H", the bent copper believed to be at the top of it all?

Hastings' actions have led to speculation that he may be corrupt, with Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio revealing Hastings' hasty actions could "come back to haunt him".

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"So things change still in the process of filming and scripts get rewritten all the time, but I had no idea about (the ending) at all". Roz giving us Chills!

She added: "He does write unbelievable twists and I think generally people love to be challenged, and all the procedural stuff is interesting and detailed, you really have to pay attention".

Traditionally, Line of Duty fans have had to wait a while for each new series - televisual masterpieces aren't built in a day, after all.

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She said: "He writes it on his own, he does all the storyline and once he's decided what the series is about, the characters, then I hope to get a call".

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