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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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Cast

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
Roger Allam ...  Peter Mannion 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Vincent Franklin ...  Stewart Pearson 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Will Smith Will Smith ...  Phil Smith 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]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (UK) See more »

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Højt spin See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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The character of "Malcolm Tucker" is closely based on Tony Blair's press secretary, Alistair Campbell. See more »

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Hugh Abbott: All I do: I work, I eat, I shower, that's it. Occasionally I take a dump, just as a sort of treat. I mean that really IS my treat. I sit there and I think - no, I'm not gonna read the New Statesman, this time is just for me. This is quality time just for me. Is it normal?
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the office + yes minister = a slice of pure fried gold
17 January 2006 | by brianethomas2001See all my reviews

In the thick of it is what you would get if you mixed the office with yes minister. shot as a documentary (like the office) it's about the office of social affairs and how they get in and out of trouble every week with hilarious results. Hugh abbot (Chris Langham) is pretty much the Dave Brent of it all while his sidekicks, Olly, Glen and Terri are pretty much there to take the blows for him. The show isn't for everyone because the humour is really dry but if you are a fan of the now modern day British sitcom then this is the most intelligent of the lot. witty dialogue, superb acting, and brilliant originality gives this underrated sitcom a 10/10.


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