Ted Hastings Quotes…
There simply would be no Line of Duty without Ted Hastings.
Brilliantly played by Adrian Dunbar, Ted is one of the most popular TV characters of recent times, and his latest case is proving one of the most challenging he’s ever faced.
The charismatic commanding officer of AC-12 has been putting bent coppers away for years, upholding standards in the police force and imparting wisdom to his colleagues and viewers alike.
**Warning: spoilers up to the most recent episode of Line of Duty Season 6 ahead**
Ted Hastings Quotes
“Now we’re sucking diesel!”
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey”
‘I was beginning to feel a wee bit like the ginger stepchild’
The name’s Hastings, ma’am. I’m the epitome of an old battle
“When did we stop caring about honesty and integrity?”
“Don’t talk to me about victimisation, nobody’s blacker than me, son”
“We will be left holding a sprat when we should have been holding a mackerel.”
“If I see a bent copper I only know one way and that’s full-throttle.”
“You two look like you’ve lost the shilling and found the penny.”
“There’s only one thing I’m interested in and that is catching bent coppers”
“She’ll be laughing on the other side of her face when I’m finished with her”
‘Catching criminals is tough enough but catching coppers – God give me strength.’
‘Steve’s been an AC for almost a year now and every day has felt like a lifetime.’
‘Look we’ve been round the houses, Steve, round the houses and down the bloody drains.’
“None of my people would plant evidence, they know I would throw the book at them – followed by the bookshelf”
“For years, the security in this department has been watertight… then you come along, suddenly we’re leaking like a colander”
‘Things get a wee bit fuzzy for me here Sergeant. Maybe you could be a ray of sunshine and burn off the fog?’