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.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 19th May 2005

Hugh Abbot, newly appointed Minister for Social Affairs, faces a policy crisis.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 26th May 2005

Tucker is appalled by Abbot's lack of knowledge of popular culture and tries to remedy the situation by making him watch a tape of a weekly digest of television and cinema made for the Prime Minister.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 2nd June 2005

Hugh Abbott is invited to a private supper with the PM while there is jealousy over the media attention given to Dan Miller for his help in the department's new Housing Bill.

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