The Thick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Oliver Reeder (Chris Addison), Terri Coverley (Joanna Scanlan), Nicola Murray (Rebecca Front), Glenn Cullen (James Smith), Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Copyright: BBC.

The Thick Of It

BBC Two and BBC Four sitcom about political spin. 23 episodes (4 series), 2005 - 2012. Stars Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, James Smith, Joanna Scanlan and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Peter Capaldi Malcolm Tucker
Chris Addison Oliver Reeder
James Smith Glenn Cullen
Joanna Scanlan Terri Coverley
Rebecca Front Nicola Murray (Series 3-4)
Chris Langham Hugh Abbot (Series 1-2)
Roger Allam Peter Mannion (Series 2-4)
Lucinda Raikes Angela Heaney
Tony Gardner Dan Miller (Series 1 & 4)
Polly Kemp Robyn Murdoch (Series 2-4)
Paul Higgins Jamie (Series 2)
Alex Macqueen Julius Nicholson (Series 2-4)
Justin Edwards Ben Swain (Series 4)
Vincent Franklin Stewart Pearson (Series 4)
Olivia Poulet Emma Messinger (Series 4)
Will Smith Phil Smith (Series 4)
Ben Willbond Adam Kenyon (Series 4)
Geoffrey Streatfeild Fergus Williams (Series 4)
Rebecca Gethings Helen Hatley (Series 4)
Writing team
Jesse Armstrong Writer (Series 1-3)
Armando Iannucci Writer
Simon Blackwell Writer
Tony Roche Writer
Sean Gray Writer (Series 4)
Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
Roger Drew Writer (Additional Material) (Series 3-4)
Will Smith Writer (Additional Material) (Series 3-4)
Production team
Armando Iannucci Director
Natalie Bailey Director (Series 4)
Adam Tandy Producer
Armando Iannucci Producer (Series 4)
Jon Plowman Executive Producer (Series 1-2)
Mark Freeland Executive Producer (Series 3-4)
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer (Series 3)
Andy Forssell Executive Producer (Series 4)
Billy Sneddon Editor (Series 1 & 4)
David Frisby Editor (Series 2)
Anthony Boys (as Ant Boys) Editor (Series 3-4)
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Armando Iannucci Creator

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