Series 4, Episode 1
Tensions are running high in DoSAC. It is launch day for 'Silicon Playgrounds', the Coalition's new digital youth policy master-minded by Junior Minister Fergus Williams.
Number 10's spin doctor Stewart Pearson delivers the bombshell that the PM wants digital-illiterate Peter Mannion to launch the policy, rather than Fergus. What could possibly go wrong with that?
All Fergus gets left with is drawing up the list of staff redundancies, and Terri Coverley is pretty sure she can make his hit list if she plays her cards right, finding help from an unexpected direction.
- Saturday 8th September 2012
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|James Smith||Glenn Cullen|
|Joanna Scanlan||Terri Coverley|
|Roger Allam||Peter Mannion|
|Vincent Franklin||Stewart Pearson|
|Olivia Poulet||Emma Messinger|
|Will Smith||Phil Smith|
|Ben Willbond||Adam Kenyon|
|Geoffrey Streatfeild||Fergus Williams|
|Jessica Henwick||Charlotte (Student)|
|Dave Florez||Teacher (Student)|
|Roger Drew||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Dan Gaster||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Mark Freeland||Executive Producer|
|Andy Forssell||Executive Producer|
|Anthony Boys (as Ant Boys)||Editor|
|Simon Rogers||Production Designer|
The Thick of It returns soon for a new series.
Peter Mannion, the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, is told to launch his Coalition partner Fergus's new 'Networked Nation' policy at a school.