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 8

As the election looms, and the opposition is eyeing the prize, the word around the Westminster village is that Malcolm Tucker is running out of both options and friends.

Further details

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

The election is looming and the opposition appears confident of winning. Malcolm Tucker, meanwhile, appears to be running out of both options and friends.

It looks like he may have bitten off more than he can chew with Steve Fleming but, when an offer of help appears from an unlikely direction, Malcolm starts to set his finest trap yet.

Broadcast details

Saturday 12th December 2009
30 minutes

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