WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Line of Duty Season 6.

OUR readers aren’t shy about voicing their opinions - especially when it comes to the final episode of hit BBC cop drama, Line of Duty.

According to figures released by the Beeb yesterday, 12.8 million viewers were on the edge of their seat as the identity of criminal mastermind “H” - a corrupt top cop - was revealed.

Glasgow Times: Show: Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) in Line of Duty

But many fans were left disappointed by the ending, including Glasgow Times readers.

Commenting on Facebook, Debbie Rose said: “All the sitting on edge of seats before hand to be totally let down in the last episode. It felt too rushed at the end.”

David Inglis said: “Leaving the door open for the next season..... but I was expecting a thoroughbred horse of finale...and I ended up with a wee wonky donkey.”

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Some raised doubts about whether or not the identity of “H”, revealed to be DCI Ian Buckells played by Nigel Boyle, was correct.

Donna Grainger said: “Total let down. Buckles as H? Don’t think so...Couldnae scare a spirit in a pub. And Davidson was scared of him being the big cheese? Still think Buckles is the puppet and someone else is pulling his strings.”

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Despite the disappointing ending for some, readers are still looking forward to a 7th series.

Carolann Ford said: “Disappointed [with the] ending, just hope it means there’s a 7th season. Don’t trust Carmichael and Buckles I think is the fall guy.”

Lindsay Mitchell agreed. She said: “All the build up then nothing. Hopefully there will be a season 7 as last night’s finale left so much open.”

The drama has enjoyed a cult following since it started in 2012 and has exploded in popularity over the last few years.

The BBC revealed yesterday that the final showing of the cop drama was the most watched episode of any drama since modern records began in 2002. The finale enjoyed almost four million more viewers than the final episode of series five in 2019.

The police show, created by Jed Mercurio, commanded a 56.2% share of last night’s entire TV audience.

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s chief content officer said: “Addictive event television, Line of Duty has kept the nation guessing for the last seven weeks, so it’s no surprise that last night’s jaw dropping finale set a ratings record.

“Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series. I’m looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be.”