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Line Of Duty: Who Are Tommy Hunter, Marcus Thurwell, Philip Osborne And Patrick Fairbank?

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Line Of Duty really isn’t messing about when it comes to bringing back loads of past characters and names this series, is it?

The latest episode of the BBC drama had links to both series one and series three, as DCI Joanne Davidson’s mystery relative was revealed and AC-12 made huge strides into their latest investigation.

But if you’re struggling to take all the latest developments in (not to mention that cliffhanger), we’ve sought to untangle the web of connections between characters Tommy Hunter, Marcus Thurwell, Philip Osborne and Patrick Fairbank.

Who is Tommy Hunter?

The now-deceased Tommy Hunter was the former boss of the organised crime group.

Played by Brian McCardie, the character debuted in the first series of Line Of Duty, heading up a network of criminals who were in league with corrupt police officers. One such officer was known as The Caddy, later revealed to future AC-12 recruit DI Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan. He was recruited for the OCG after working as Hunter’s golf caddy as a child.

In the first series, Hunter was behind the attempt to blackmail DCI Tony Gates into cooperating with the OCG, following the murder of Jackie Laverty – Gates’ lover who was also laundering money for Hunter.

In the finale, Hunter was eventually arrested by Gates in cooperation with AC-12, and agreed to work with police as an informant in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

He reappeared in series two when it was revealed he was the mystery witness that was the target of an ambush of a police convoy.

It was also revealed that The Caddy arranged for the ambush in a bid to silence Hunter and keep his own involvement in the OCG a secret.

While Hunter survived the ambush, he was later........

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