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 3, Episode 2

Nicola Murray MP has been Secretary of State for just over a week but already there is press speculation on how long she is going to last. And now, someone at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship has completely wiped the immigration records of 170,672 people.

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The Thick Of It. Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Copyright: BBC.

Nicola Murray MP has been Secretary of State for just over a week. Already, there is press speculation on how long she is going to last. And now, someone at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship has completely wiped the immigration records of 170,672 people.

Who's going to get the blame? Who's going to get the job of breaking the news to Malcolm? And how is Nicola going to get through an entire lunch with the staff of The Guardian without revealing the catastrophic scale of the latest computer disaster?

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 31st October 2009
Time
10:10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Peter Capaldi Malcolm Tucker
Chris Addison Oliver Reeder
James Smith Glenn Cullen
Joanna Scanlan Terri Coverley
Rebecca Front Nicola Murray
Polly Kemp Robyn Murdoch
Guest cast
Peter Sullivan Geoffrey (Guardian Editor)
Alex Lowe John (Guardian Journalist)
Judith Faultless Guardian Journalist
Zoe Telford Marianne Swift (Freelance Journalist)
Writing team
Jesse Armstrong Writer
Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
Roger Drew Writer (Additional Material)
Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Blackwell Writer (Additional Material)
Armando Iannucci Writer (Additional Material)
Tony Roche Writer (Additional Material)
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Armando Iannucci Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
Anthony Boys (as Ant Boys) Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
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