The Thick of It (2005–2012)
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Episode #3.5 

Nicola and Peter Mannion go head to head on Richard Bacon's Radio 5 phone-in show. Nicola does not do well with her idea of "being inspired out of poverty" and Mannion, despite Phil's ... See full summary »

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Armando Iannucci
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... Malcolm Tucker
Rebecca Front ... Nicola Murray
Chris Addison ... Oliver Reeder
Joanna Scanlan ... Terri Coverley
James Smith ... Glenn Cullen
Roger Allam ... Peter Mannion
Vincent Franklin ... Stewart Pearson
Olivia Poulet ... Emma Messinger
Will Smith Will Smith ... Phil Smith
Richard Bacon Richard Bacon ... Richard Bacon
Sara Pascoe Sara Pascoe ... Janice
Samantha Harrington Samantha Harrington ... Sam
Rachael Hodges Rachael Hodges ... Herself - Newsreader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Riley George Riley ... Himself - Sports Presenter
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Storyline

Nicola and Peter Mannion go head to head on Richard Bacon's Radio 5 phone-in show. Nicola does not do well with her idea of "being inspired out of poverty" and Mannion, despite Phil's sycophantic praise, fares no better. Tucker and Pearson, listening in, decide they must come to the rescue of their charges and, after exchanging insults and blackmail threats regarding members of the other's party, come to see that they have a lot in common. Emma meanwhile dumps Ollie. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2009 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

One of the callers to the radio show is named as 'Tina from Weymouth'. Tina Weymouth is one of the founding members and bassist of new wave rock band Talking Heads. See more »

Quotes

Peter Mannion: We need to say No to the Nanny State. Boo to Nanny, and claw back some personal responsibility in the name of common sence.
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Connections

References Jools's Annual Hootenanny (1993) See more »

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