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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.
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Series cast summary:
...  Oliver Reeder 22 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Glenn Cullen 22 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Malcolm Tucker 21 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Terri Coverley 20 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Nicola Murray 13 episodes, 2009-2012
...  Emma Messinger 10 episodes, 2007-2012
...  Stewart Pearson 10 episodes, 2007-2012
...  Phil Smith 10 episodes, 2007-2012
...  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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19 May 2005 (UK)  »

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Højt spin  »

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In episode 3 of the first season, Glenn is seen drinking a can of Orange Tango whilst outside with Ollie. James Smith, who plays Glenn, appeared in an advert for Orange Tango several years before. See more »

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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.
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Fantastic.
16 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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