A local source tells me that this week (i.e. week beginning 12th October 2020), there was filming in Craigs Church and graveyard, in Cullybackey, for the top British TV series, Line of Duty.
Line of Duty is a British TV drama series about the investigations of a controversial police anti-corruption unit called AC-12.
The first series aired in June 2012. It had an audience of over 4 million viewers and became the highest performing drama series on BBC 2 in a decade. The 5th series was broadcast in March 2019. A sixth TV series was commissioned by the BBC.
Line of Duty follows D.S. Steve Arnott (played by Martin Compston), a qualified firearms officer who, after refusing to cover up a botched operation by his team, in which an innocent man died, transfers to the Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12).
Within this unit, Arnott is partnered with D.C. Kate Fleming (played by Vicky McClure). She is a highly respected undercover officer. They work under the watchful eye of Superintendent Ted Hastings (played by Adrian Dunbar).
Adrian Dunbar is an Ulster man, originally from Enniskillen.
Filming in Northern Ireland
As well as filming at the Craigs in Cullybackey, the series has also been seen filming at Beechmount Avenue in West Belfast.
Since the peace agreement in 1998, it’s fantastic to see so many famous tv series being filmed in our beautiful part of the world. In terms of an international audience, Game of Thrones is probably the most famous of the lot.