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The Thick of It 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2012)
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
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Series cast summary:
Chris Addison ...  Oliver Reeder 22 episodes, 2005-2012
James Smith ...  Glenn Cullen 22 episodes, 2005-2012
Peter Capaldi ...  Malcolm Tucker 21 episodes, 2005-2012
Joanna Scanlan ...  Terri Coverley 20 episodes, 2005-2012
Rebecca Front ...  Nicola Murray 13 episodes, 2009-2012
Olivia Poulet ...  Emma Messinger 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Vincent Franklin ...  Stewart Pearson 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Will Smith Will Smith ...  Phil Smith 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Roger Allam ...  Peter Mannion 10 episodes, 2007-2012
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

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Official Sites:

BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Højt spin See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In series 4, Roger Allam's character speaks the line "He's Lewis, I'm Morse." A few years later, Allam played the superior to Inspector Morse in "Endeavor." See more »

Quotes

Peter Mannion: Have you ever tried Googling your own name? It's like opening the door to a room where everyone tells you how shit you are
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Connections

Referenced in Mastermind: Episode #37.2 (2014) See more »

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Pure Gold!
4 November 2014 | by dzalokar-151-957721See all my reviews

I discovered The Thick of It after somebody suggested I watch In the Loop. This series is pure gold: Edgy, raw and totally believable. Peter Capaldi is a force of nature as Malcolm Tucker! His ability the rip a person apart and yet get them to buy-in with ideas is a work of art. The character of Malcolm Tucker ranks up there with TV characters like Archie Bunker as one of the most memorable in history. The rest of the cast (Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan, Rebecca Front, James Smith etc…) have the daunting task of keeping up with Peter. Not only do they keep up, they make it possible to the chaos that is Malcolm Tucker possible. Brilliant from top to bottom! In a way the limited number of episodes, at first, seems like far too little. But after watching the series again (and again), offering more would be indulgent- Leave the audience satisfied!


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