The Thick of It (2005– )

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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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 Oliver Reeder (22 episodes, 2005-2012)
James Smith ...
 Glenn Cullen (22 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Malcolm Tucker (21 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Terri Coverley (20 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Nicola Murray (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Emma Messinger (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
Vincent Franklin ...
 Stewart Pearson (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Phil Smith (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 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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One of the main characters is called Glen Cullen. Glencullen is the name of two places in Ireland (a village in County Dublin and a townland in County Mayo). See more »

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Malcolm Tucker: [to Jamie, on the phone] There's a glacier of shit at DoSAC. I need you over here with a fucking blow torch right now!
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Simply sublime
25 January 2014 | by (Glasgow - Scotland) – See all my reviews

10 stars out of 10 is just simply not enough! This series warrants at least 11. IMDb is largely US based (I think?) but I can't believe there's only 9 reviews for this series?

I still mourn it's passing and with Peter Capaldi turning into Dr Who (!) any hope of another series is at least 2 or 3 years away - if at all?

This is classic comedy which for me rises above even Fawlty Towers and sit's alongside Cheers and Frazier.

Yes, it is meant be a fly on the wall type mockumentary and the camera work is edgy but it simply adds to the realism of it all.

Yes - a knowledge of and interest in UK politics are probably desirable but not essential.

Get the box-set and the movie spin off (In the Loop) and steady yourselves because you'll end up in tears. Tears of joy that is!


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