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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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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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Referenced in Paddington (2014) See more »

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Possibly one of the greatest pieces of television in any genre
14 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I have just finished series three, and am left feeling totally in awe of everyone involved in this programme. As a huge fan of The Wire, I am glad that one does not have to judge the merit of a programme in terms of how it rates against another. Suffice it to say, The Thick Of It succeeds on every level. Not only does it work as a comedy, but it turns out to be a tremendously powerful piece of drama. Full marks to the cast, who give a powerhouse performance that is absolutely staggering. Particular praise must go to Rebecca Front, who I have always admired, but who has produced here an award-winning performance and I hope that she does receive recognition for this. I could mention every actor who has appeared in the series, they are all wonderful. If you have not seen this show, do so and follow it to its amazing climax.


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