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 5

Nicola and Peter Mannion are invited onto BBC Radio 5 Live for a debate on Richard Bacon's late-night phone-in programme.

Further details

The Thick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Peter Mannion (Roger Allam), Nicola Murray (Rebecca Front). Copyright: BBC.

After weeks of trading bitter blows in the press, Department of Social Affairs And Citizenship minister Nicola Murray MP and her shadow, Peter Mannion MP, are invited onto BBC Radio 5 Live for a debate on Richard Bacon's late-night phone-in programme.

Director of Communications Malcolm Tucker and opposition PR guru Stewart Pearson decide to listen in the comfort of their respective offices but, when some breaking news threatens to make things difficult for the politicians, the programme quickly turns into a phone-in like no other. Malcolm and Stewart are left with no choice but to start getting their people over to the studios.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 21st November 2009
Time
10:20pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes
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