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 4

It's D-Day for Nicola; whilst she's aboard a train heading to the political wasteland of Bradford he is free to launch an all-out attack on her leadership. She won't go without a fight, but who'll be victorious?

Further details

The Thick Of It. John Duggan (Miles Jupp). Copyright: BBC.

With Nicola Murray safely on a train to attend the party's Here 2 Hear event in far-flung Bradford, Malcolm is free to launch his latest plot against the leader of the opposition.

Olly will find it difficult to help, given that he's in St Thomas' Hospital with a burst appendix, and Ben Swain will want more than a bar of chocolate for playing along with the scheme.

When Nicola finds out what's going on, she has to try to control the situation from a seat in standard class, right under the watchful eye of a 24-hour news channel. Is she sitting on the fast train to Nowheresville, West Yorkshire?

Broadcast details

Saturday 29th September 2012
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Peter Capaldi Malcolm Tucker
    Chris Addison Oliver Reeder
    James Smith Glenn Cullen
    Rebecca Front Nicola Murray
    Tony Gardner Dan Miller
    Justin Edwards Ben Swain
    Rebecca Gethings Helen Hatley
    Guest cast
    Miles Jupp John Duggan (Press Officer)
    Zahra Ahmadi Nurse
    Lucy Briers Cathy Hastings
    Writing team
    Simon Blackwell Writer
    Tony Roche Writer
    Sean Gray Writer
    Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
    Roger Drew Writer (Additional Material)
    Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Becky Martin 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

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