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 7

Nicola and her team are desperate to find a major sports personality to be the face of the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship's new Healthy Choices campaign.

Further details

The Thick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Steve Fleming (David Haig), Julius Nicholson (Alex Macqueen). Copyright: BBC.

The Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship need to find a major sports personality to be the face of their new Healthy Choices campaign. Malcolm is away on holiday and doesn't want to be disturbed, so they have to take advice from Steve Fleming, who is back on the scene as the Prime Minister's new fixer.

Is Fleming really as nice as he seems? And everyone knows Malcolm never takes holidays - so what is he up to?

Broadcast details

Saturday 5th December 2009
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
    Alex Macqueen Julius Nicholson
    Guest cast
    Peter Sullivan Geoffrey (Guardian Editor)
    Zoe Telford Marianne Swift (Freelance Journalist)
    David Haig Steve Fleming
    Samantha Harrington Sam

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