Series 2, Episode 1
Ollie arrives sheepishly at the office after a one-night stand with his opposition shadow researcher, making him the butt of all jokes - "How the hell did this spread so quickly?"
Glenn and Hugh are preparing for a factory visit; Ollie announces he won't be around to help as he's been seconded to work at No 10 with Malcolm.
Ollie arrives at Number 10 only to realise that Malcolm is not in the slightest bit interested in his policies and brain but in the fact that he has an insider view of the opposition after his one-night stand.
He's been seconded to spy on the opposition to aid Malcolm's team, who are trying to keep the lid on a MOD overspend. It would seem that as he's not Scottish, Ollie will need to sleep his way to the top - he knows his political career depends on it.
Meanwhile over at the factory visit, an angry woman begins complaining about the treatment of her mother at the hands of the NHS.
Ollie flags this up as possible bad press to Malcolm. His response: "NMFP" - Not My F****** Problem. Malcolm is more interested if Ollie has he got any 'dirt' from his girlfriend yet?
The pressure is on for Ollie: does he choose an allegiance to Malcolm or Hugh? Does he make a decision for his long-term career or a short term alliance?
- Thursday 20th October 2005
- BBC Four
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Peter Capaldi||Malcolm Tucker|
|Chris Addison||Oliver Reeder|
|James Smith||Glenn Cullen|
|Chris Langham||Hugh Abbot|
|Polly Kemp||Robyn Murdoch|
|Di Botcher||Pauline McKendrick|
|Robert Portal||Mark Davies|
|Rob Edwards||Geoff Holhurst|
|Theo Fraser Steele||Christian Holhurst|
|Ian Martin||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Martin Sixsmith||Script Development|
|Simon Blackwell||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Armando Iannucci||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Tony Roche||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Simon Rogers||Production Designer|