‘Line Of Duty’, which stars Enniskillen's own Adrian Dunbar, experienced double success at this year's National Television Awards (NTA), winning two awards at the ceremony in London on Thursday night (September 9).

The popular BBC police drama won the award for Returning Drama, beating programmes including ‘The Crown’ and ‘Call The Midwife’.

Jed Mercurio’s hit police procedural, which aired its sixth and potentially last instalment earlier this year, was also awarded the special recognition award at the NTAs with star Adrian hinting at a new series, saying: “Who knows, we might be back.”

Following the award presentation, Martin Compston ­– who plays DI Steve Arnott – said: “I think we must be the most nominated show who’s lost [this award previously], so it felt great!

“We started as this wee show on a Wednesday night on BBC Two, and to see how its grown [is great] and it’s all because of the fans.

“Their enthusiasm and dedication never ceases to amaze me, so this is for everybody who’s voted for us – thank you very much.”

While discussing Mercurio’s writing on the show, Compston added: “I think that’s the strongest he’s ever written, so it makes you go, ‘Will we ever go again’, which we know we won’t, but it gets you hoping because he was writing better than ever.”

Actor Nigel Boyle, who plays Ian Buckells in the show, and who has Fermanagh connections, added: “It’s been over a decade now; it’s been 11 years when I first auditioned back in 2010.

“But yeah, it’s just evolved and evolved, and it’s just this massive web of deceit that’s just been amazing to see, and every time we get a new script it’s just amazing.”