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 4, Episode 1

Tensions are running high in DoSAC. It is launch day for 'Silicon Playgrounds', a new digital youth policy - and Number 10 spin doctor Stewart Pearson delivers the bombshell that the PM wants digital-illiterate Peter Mannion to launch it. What could possibly go wrong?

Further details

The Thick Of It. Fergus Williams (Geoffrey Streatfeild). Copyright: BBC.

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 8th September 2012
Time
9:45pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    Guest cast
    Hamza Jeetooa Raj
    Jessica Henwick Charlotte (Student)
    Dave Florez Teacher (Student)
    Tom Andrews Journalist
    Adam Tandy Journalist
    Gareth Tunley Journalist
    Martha Cope Journalist
    Manjinder Virk Journalist
    Dan Mersh Journalist
    Writing team
    Simon Blackwell Writer
    Tony Roche Writer
    Sean Gray Writer
    Roger Drew Writer (Additional Material)
    Kate Conway Script Development
    Will Smith Writer
    Ian Martin Writer
    David Quantick Writer
    Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Natalie Bailey Director
    Adam Tandy Producer
    Armando Iannucci Producer
    Mark Freeland Executive Producer
    Andy Forssell Executive Producer
    Anthony Boys (as Ant Boys) Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer

    Videos

    The Thick of It: Coalition trailer

    The Thick of It returns soon for a new series.

    Featuring: Peter Capaldi (Malcolm Tucker), Roger Allam (Peter Mannion), Vincent Franklin (Stewart Pearson), Will Smith (Phil Smith), Ben Willbond (Adam Kenyon).

    Time For School

    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.

    Featuring: James Smith (Glenn Cullen), Joanna Scanlan (Terri Coverley), Roger Allam (Peter Mannion), Vincent Franklin (Stewart Pearson), Olivia Poulet (Emma Messinger), Will Smith (Phil Smith).

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