8.7/10
17,118
25 user 12 critic

The Thick of It 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2012)
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.
Reviews
Popularity
1,048 ( 16)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2012   2009   2007   2005  
Top Rated TV #83 | 22 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

In the Loop (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini
I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall
Peep Show (2003–2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King
Brass Eye (1997–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon
The Office (2001–2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook
Father Ted (1995–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber
Extras (2005–2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant
Spaced (1999–2001)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin
Blackadder II (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie
Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Will Smith ...  Phil Smith 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Roger Allam ...  Peter Mannion 10 episodes, 2007-2012
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Højt spin See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In episode 2 of series 2 Hugh Abbot remarks that the prime minister's wife thinks he is "very probably a registered nonce". Chris Langham, the actor who plays Hugh, was arrested, tried, and convicted for possessing child pornography. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply sublime
25 January 2014 | by MovieBuff57See 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!


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed