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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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Peter Mannion: Have you ever tried Googling your own name? It's like opening the door to a room where everyone tells you how shit you are
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Amazing and hilarious satire
5 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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