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"The Thick of It" (2005) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2005-

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The Thick of It: Season 4: Episode 7 -- The final reckoning. As the fallout from the enquiry starts to take its toll, the everyday problems of government continue.  Despite the fact that no-one is actually talking to each other any more.
The Thick of It: Season 4: Episode 6 -- Everyone has a lot of questions to answer about the suicide of a key-worker after his flat was sold off. Lord Goolding is reputedly a fair man, but he isn't going to stand for any nonsense. Surely now, the truth will come out.
The Thick of It: Season 4: Episode 5 -- With Nicola Murray and Peter Mannion both on the back foot after the unraveling of the key-worker housing sell-off policy there's inevitably going to be a scramble for the moral high-ground as the smelly flood water of scandal is lapping round their toes.
The Thick of It: Season 4: Episode 4 -- With Nicola safely on a train to attend the party’s Here 2 Hear event in far-flung Bradford, Malcolm is free to launch his latest plot.
The Thick of It: Season 4: Episode 3 -- Stewart Pearson is running “Thought Camp” at a remote hotel in the country as the perfect way to reengage the party with the creative cloudscape - no phones, no iPads.

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | unknown
Release Date:
19 May 2005 (UK) See more »
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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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21 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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Amazing and hilarious satire See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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 ... Phil Smith (10 episodes, 2007-2012)

Roger Allam ... Peter Mannion (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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Series Directed by
Armando Iannucci (18 episodes, 2005-2012)
Natalie Bailey (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Armando Iannucci (24 episodes, 2005-2012)
Ian Martin (24 episodes, 2005-2012)
Simon Blackwell (23 episodes, 2005-2012)
Tony Roche (21 episodes, 2005-2012)
Jesse Armstrong (15 episodes, 2005-2009)
Sean Gray (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Will Smith (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Roger Drew (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Dan Gaster (3 episodes, 2012)
David Quantick (3 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Armando Iannucci .... series producer / executive producer / ... (24 episodes, 2005-2012)
Adam Tandy .... producer (24 episodes, 2005-2012)
Jon Plowman .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Andy Forssell .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Bailey .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jamie Cairney (23 episodes, 2005-2012)
Nick Martin (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Boys (11 episodes, 2007-2012)
Gary Dollner (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Billy Sneddon (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
David Frisby (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Sarah Crowe (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Simon Rogers (10 episodes, 2005-2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Antony Cartlidge (7 episodes, 2012)
Martina O'Loughlin (6 episodes, 2005)
Thorin Thompson (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Laura Marsh (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ros Little (12 episodes, 2005-2009)
Jackie Vernon (6 episodes, 2005-2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jayne Buxton .... makeup assistant / makeup supervisor / ... (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Judith Barkas .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
Cathy Burczak .... makeup artist / makeup assistant (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Production Management
Catherine Gosling Fuller .... production manager (5 episodes, 2009)
Gayle Cope .... production manager (3 episodes, 2005)
Francis Gilson .... production manager (3 episodes, 2005)
Grace Boylan .... production manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Ali Bryer Carron .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris May .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2007-2012)
Natalie Segal .... second assistant director / first assistant director (4 episodes, 2005-2012)
Cordelia Hardy .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Lisa Thornton .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Jude Campbell .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2009)
Jonny Benson .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Dave Oakham .... prop master (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Paul Mitchell .... standby props / stand-by propman (8 episodes, 2009)
Craig Price .... property master (8 episodes, 2009)
Dean Brandon .... props (7 episodes, 2012)
Kevin Scarrott .... dressing props (7 episodes, 2012)
Laura Marsh .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2005)
Derek O'Brian .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2005)
Jack Berk .... stand-by props (4 episodes, 2012)
Laurie Law .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2007)
Samantha Harley .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2007)
Laurence Archer .... dressing propman / property master (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris MacLean .... dubbing mixer / dubbing editor / ... (23 episodes, 2005-2012)
Richard Pilcher .... boom operator (20 episodes, 2005-2012)
Matthew Brace .... dubbing editor (15 episodes, 2005-2012)
Ben Coleman .... sound assistant (8 episodes, 2009)
Adam Kidd .... sound assistant (7 episodes, 2012)
Bob Newton .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
Luke Neuman .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2005)
Chris Round .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2005)
Andrew Halley .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Simon Whalley .... executive producer: framestore / post-production producer (10 episodes, 2007-2009)
Magdalena Berglind .... visual effects coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Simon Bourne .... colourist (8 episodes, 2009)
Matt Clarke .... online vfx editor (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Colin Thwaites .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Des Willie .... still photographer (7 episodes, 2012)
Ben Wheeler .... camera operator / camera operator: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
Greg Duffield .... camera operator / camera operator: "b" camera (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Darren Jackson .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2005-2007)
Matt North .... camera trainee (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting Department
Cassandra King .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janine Marr .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (15 episodes, 2005-2012)
Anita Lad .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jo Walker .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2012)
Paul Fallon .... colorist (3 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Other crew
Martin Sixsmith .... script consultant (9 episodes, 2005-2009)
Jez Nightingale .... production executive (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Owain Jonkers .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2009)
Louis Maunder .... production runner (8 episodes, 2009)
Philip Volkers .... unit publicist photographer (8 episodes, 2009)
Eleanor Downey .... unit manager (7 episodes, 2012)
Laura Park .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2012)
Angelica Pressello .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2012)
William Stefan Smith .... assistant: Armando Iannucci (6 episodes, 2009)
Suzanne Baron .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Julie Church-Benns .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Natalie Bailey .... production coordinator / researcher (4 episodes, 2005)
Harriet Bowden .... production runner (3 episodes, 2005)
Lucy Crayford .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2005)
Robin Hester .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2005)
Tom Howard .... location manager (3 episodes, 2005)
Kelley James .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2005)
Simon Judd .... production runner (3 episodes, 2005)
Chris May .... location manager (3 episodes, 2005)
Kate Conway .... script consultant (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Laura Boddington .... producer asst (3 episodes, 2007)
Simon Scott .... location manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Patrick Burrows .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2009)
Simon Cooper .... production runner (2 episodes, 2007)
Nila Karadia .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
Klaudia Mejcz .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2007)
Wendy Poon .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2007)
Nicholas Searle .... production runner (2 episodes, 2007)
Michelle Sally .... artist contracts (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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Runtime:
29 min (6 episodes)
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Australia:MA (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes)

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Each episode also has a credit for "the cast" under the writer credits. This is due to some of the dialogue being improvised.See more »
Quotes:
Malcolm Tucker:Sam? Can you get me Terri Coverley and Glenn Cullen? Make them an appointment to come over? I think I got to shout at somebody, you know? Oh, actually, get me John at Culture on the phone, I think I'll have a bit of a shout now.See more »
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Amazing and hilarious satire, 5 September 2014
Author: r-lythgoe from United Kingdom

The Thick Of It is a sitcom which has been hurt by many issues, such as the loss of main character Hugh Abbot after Season 2, the splitting up of Seasons and the changes in format....

But NONE of these issues matter because The Thick Of It is just so bloody good. It is a hilarious satire of British politicians and what goes on with them behind the scenes, and is almost completely accurate with it's similarities to, and even predictions of, real-life political scandals. It's mostly driven by dialogue, and the dialogue (most of which is profanity) is terrific, especially when coming from the hilarious, cold and fierce character of Malcolm Tucker, played to perfection by the brilliant Peter Capaldi (who you may know now from Doctor Who). The Series has been so good and popular it has even inspired a spin-off film, In The Loop, which received critical acclaim from critics.

Overall, The Thick Of It is a classic sitcom and one of the best sitcoms to come out of the UK. Brilliant! 10/10

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