For the purpose of the tape, the interviewee is at home in his back garden in Dundee.
He’s playing it cool, puffing on a cigarette and drinking from a mug having been tracked down by the Sunday Mail’s undercover interview team.
OK, it’s a Zoom call, arranged through a series of polite email exchanges.
And as much as Brian McCardie might think he has the right to be questioned by, er, a journalist one rank senior, the editor’s busy, so he’ll need to make do with me, Paul English.
The Glasgow-born actor’s work was the subject of heated debate around the country last week, as Line of Duty fans try to work
out if his character, organised crime boss Tommy Hunter, is connected…