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

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    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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