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 3

Nicola and Ollie are trying to write speech for the annual party conference in a hotel bedroom in Eastbourne, with nothing but a laptop, a printer and a tiny kettle.

Further details

The Thick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Glenn Cullen (James Smith), Julie Price (Melanie Hill). Copyright: BBC.

New Secretary of State Nicola Murray is stuck in a hotel bedroom in Eastbourne, with nothing but a laptop, a printer and a tiny kettle. She and Ollie are trying to finish her speech for the annual party conference and things are not going well. However, Glenn has brought in his secret weapon. Enter Julie Price: tragic widow, people's champion and regional photo opportunity. Is this the breakthrough they need, or the start of a "tug-of-Julie" with Malcolm Tucker?

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 7th November 2009
Time
10:15pm
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
Lucinda Raikes Angela Heaney
Guest cast
Miles Jupp John Duggan (Press Officer)
Melanie Hill Julie Price
Writing team
Tony Roche Writer
Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
Roger Drew Writer (Additional Material)
Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Jesse Armstrong Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Blackwell Writer (Additional Material)
Armando Iannucci Writer (Additional Material)
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Armando Iannucci Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
Gary Dollner Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
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