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This Line of Duty star once appeared in A Touch of Frost – and they look SO young!

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Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
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When it comes to police and crime dramas, A Touch of Frost has been a staple on our screens even ten years after its finish, thanks to repeats being shown on a regular basis. But in recent years, other police programmes such as Line of Duty have become just as, if not more, popular.

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It seems the two worlds once collided, as one Line of Duty favourite once appeared in ITV's A Touch of Frost, proving crime dramas are certainly his forte. Us eagled-eyed fans here at HELLO! noticed them, did you? Take a look below to see who it is…

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Adrian Dunbar (right) in A Touch of Frost

Adrian Dunbar is perhaps best known today as the lovable rogue Detective Superintendent Ted Hastings in Line of Duty, but before he was busy catching corrupt coppers, the actor appeared opposite David Jason in the ITV programme back in 2010 in the two-part episode, If Dogs Run Free.

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The actor played Gerry Berland

The Irish actor took on the role Gerry Berland in the episode, which happened to be the programme's last ever, who was a crime kingpin whom Frost was trying to put behind bars for sponsoring illegal dogfighting.

Prior to his work on A Touch of Frost and Line of Duty, Adrian enjoyed success in the acting world thanks to plenty of other roles in titles such as My Left Foot, opposite Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, The Crying Game and Richard III.

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Adrian as Ted Hastings in Line of Duty

Adrian has also appeared in a number of theatre productions including King Lear and A Trinity of Two playing Oscar Wilde. His most recent work comes in the form of Line of Duty, which he began back in 2012 and is currently filming for a sixth series, Ashes to Ashes and Irish murder drama Blood.

A Touch of Frost ran from 1992 until 2010 over the course of 15 series and 42 episodes. Thanks to its gripping plot, as well as its notable cast, the show has gone on to become one of the country's best-loved crime and detective shows.

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