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Friday 23rd August 2019

Original EastEnders cast member has directed tonight’s Line of Duty finale

A surprise behind the camera

Millions of viewers are expected to tune into tonight's thrilling series finale of Line Of Duty.

In front of the camera, they're primed to find out who the identity of bent copper 'H' is but behind it there's some equally surprising news - a member of the original cast of EastEnders has directed the episode.

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Sue Tully played Michelle Fowler from 1989 until 1995, and was involved in some of the soap opera's most dramatic early storylines.

The revelation that she had a one-night stand with married Dennis Watts - 24 years her senior - and the subsequent birth of her daughter, Vicki, kept the nation on tenterhooks as they asked, 'who is the father of Michelle's baby?'

Michelle jilted Lofty in the soap's early years (Credit: ANL/REX/Shutterstock)

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Michelle was also involved in other juicy storylines: she jilted poor Lofty at the altar, was shot by one of Grant Mitchell's psychotic gangster friends, and was heavily involved in the infamous Grant-Sharon-Phil storyline that gripped the nation during Christmas 1994.

After leaving EastEnders in the mid-1990s, Sue went into directing and has helmed episodes for series like Silent Witness, The A Word and Tin Star.

Explosive scenes between DCS Carmichael (pictured) and Ted Hastings are promised in tonight's finale (Credit: BBC)

This is arguably Sue's highest-profile directing job, and millions of fans are expected to tune into the series finale when it airs on BBC One tonight.

Throughout this fifth series, the identity of 'H' has been at the centre of story.

Starring Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings, Vicky McLure as DI Fleming and Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott, tonight's finale sees accused Ted fight for his name in what has been promised as explosive scenes featuring Hastings and DCS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin).

With the identity of 'H' still to be revealed, Martin Compston told Sunday Brunch, "The show itself has been commissioned for another series, but who knows who'll make it there."

"There will be a few pay-offs and some things resolved."

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