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 3

No. 10's spin doctor Stewart Pearson is running 'Thought Camp' at a remote country house hotel. Meanwhile, Phil is surprised to find the ministerial offices less than deserted. Then all political hell is let loose when an unexpected and tragic news story breaks.

Further details

The Thick Of It. Peter Mannion (Roger Allam). Copyright: BBC.

No. 10's spin doctor Stewart Pearson is running 'Thought Camp' at a remote country house hotel, as the perfect way to re-engage the party with the creative cloudscape. No phones, no iPads.

Peter Mannion can definitely think of better ways of spending the Easter weekend than 'imagineering' with Stewart, Emma and a bunch of back-benchers and party workers.

Meanwhile, Phil is surprised to find the ministerial offices less than deserted. Glenn is there, working on the Fourth Sector backlog, Fergus and his advisor Adam are meeting with a young, attractive economist who wants to start a bank. Then all political hell is let loose when an unexpected and tragic news story breaks.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 22nd September 2012
Time
9:55pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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
Tom Andrews Journalist
Adam Tandy Journalist
Gareth Tunley Journalist
Sylvestra Le Touzel Mary Drake
Emily Bevan Tara Strachan
Teresa Churcher Receptionist
Writing team
Will Smith Writer
Ian Martin Writer
Simon Blackwell Writer (Additional Material)
Tony Roche Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
David Quantick Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Natalie Bailey Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Armando Iannucci Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Andy Forssell Executive Producer
Gary Dollner Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
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