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

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