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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | unknown
Release Date:
19 May 2005 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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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Awards:
22 wins & 26 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fantastic. See more (18 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)
Peter Davis .... head painter (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)
Christopher 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 (21 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 Location Management
Tom Howard .... location manager (3 episodes, 2005)
Chris May .... location manager (3 episodes, 2005)
Simon Scott .... location manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Patrick Burrows .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2009)
 
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)
Kelley James .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2005)
Simon Judd .... production runner (3 episodes, 2005)
Kate Conway .... script consultant (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Laura Boddington .... producer asst (3 episodes, 2007)
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (Season 1 - 4) | Australia:M (some episodes) (tv rating) | USA:TV-MA

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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Paddington (2014)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic., 16 November 2014
Author: Red_Identity from United States

What a fantastic series. Having seen Veep, definitely plays in the same ballpark, but it's edgier, darker, and meaner. The whole cast is absolutely fantastic. Capaldi is unbelievable in the role, already one of my all-time favorite comedic performances ever TV. Rebecca Front enters the series halfway and almost steals the whole thing. First two seasons are really good, but it's the last two that really resonate and make the whole thing hit another level. Great stuff. In The Loop is fine, but doesn't hit these levels. I find it especially impressive when a cast in a series knows they're in a comedy but know they have to play everything absolutely straight. If you knew nothing about what this was and stumbled upon almost any scene for a minute or so, you'd swear you were watching a political drama.

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