The Thick of It (2005–2012)
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Episode #4.7 

The witnesses from the Goolding Inquiry nervously await the result. A further crisis looms over the number of police staff being cut by the Home office, leading to a backlog of paper work ... See full summary »

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Tony Roche
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Episode credited cast:
Chris Addison ... Oliver Reeder
Roger Allam ... Peter Mannion
Greg Bennett ... Civil Servant
Peter Capaldi ... Malcolm Tucker
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Declan
Vincent Franklin ... Stewart Pearson
Greg Fraser Greg Fraser ... Tucker's solicitor
Rebecca Front ... Nicola Murray
Tony Gardner ... Dan Miller
Rebecca Gethings ... Helen Hatley
Adam G. Goodwin Adam G. Goodwin ... Prisoner
Michael Gould Michael Gould ... Police officer
Samantha Harrington Samantha Harrington ... Sam
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Mary Drake
Colin Mace ... Desk sergeant
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The witnesses from the Goolding Inquiry nervously await the result. A further crisis looms over the number of police staff being cut by the Home office, leading to a backlog of paper work and queues outside police stations. Whilst Mannion and his advisers panic, Ollie sends Dan on a fact finding mission to Lewisham police station though it is not very productive. After delivering a rant to Ollie about his inadequacy as a replacement, Tucker tries to create a smoke screen by getting himself arrested, though this also falls flat. Glenn also quits, tearing strips off his colleagues and resolving to turn himself in for perjury - though he changes his mind on the police station steps. Nicola is persuaded to give a face-saving interview with the Daily Mirror journalist who has been shadowing her, dressed as a giant pork chop, and Pearson gets the sack and everybody else is left wondering whether they will still be left in the thick of it. Written by don @ minifie-1

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27 October 2012 (UK) See more »

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Malcolm Tucker: You know Jackie fucking Chan about me. You know fuck all about me! I am totally beyond the realms of your fuckin' tousle-haired fuckin' dim-witted compre-fucking-hension. I don't just take this fucking job home, you know! I take this job home, it fucking ties me to the bed, and it fuckin' fucks me from arsehole to breakfast! Then it wakes me up in the morning with a cup full of piss slammed in my face, slaps me about the chops to make sure I'm awake enough so it can kick me in the fucking ...
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So good
11 June 2019 | by phil-amy-555-673107See all my reviews

Just finished rewatching the entire series and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sorry it came to an end. Some episodes are better than others but overall a worthy 9/10.

Malcolm Tucker will be sadly missed. Along with Rigsby, Norman Stanley Fletcher and Basil Fawlty, he is one of TV's great characters.


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