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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

The Thick Of It

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC Four
  • 2005 - 2012
  • 23 episodes (4 series)

Satirical political sitcom. Number 10's foul-mouthed policy enforcer Malcolm Tucker rules the Government's PR team with an iron fist. Stars Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, James Smith, Joanna Scanlan, Rebecca Front and more.

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Series 4, Episode 6

Hour long special. Everyone has a lot of questions to answer about the suicide of a key-worker after his flat was sold off - Government, Opposition and Civil Service alike.

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The Thick Of It. Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Copyright: BBC

Everyone has a lot of questions to answer about the suicide of a key-worker after his flat was sold off - Government, Opposition and Civil Service alike.

Lord Goolding is reputedly a fair man, but he isn't going to stand for any nonsense. And neither is his team of expert inquisitors. Surely now, the truth will come out.

Unless someone lies, or creates a diversion of some kind, or simply pretends not to remember anything. They wouldn't do that, would they?

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 20th October 2012
Time
9:45pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Peter Capaldi Malcolm Tucker
Chris Addison Oliver Reeder
James Smith Glenn Cullen
Joanna Scanlan Terri Coverley
Rebecca Front Nicola Murray
Roger Allam Peter Mannion
Polly Kemp Robyn Murdoch
Vincent Franklin Stewart Pearson
Olivia Poulet Emma Messinger
Will Smith Phil Smith
Ben Willbond Adam Kenyon
Geoffrey Streatfeild Fergus Williams
Guest cast
William Hoyland Lord Goolding
Tobias Menzies Simon Weir
Priyanga Burford Baroness Sureka
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Tony Roche Writer
Sean Gray Writer
Will Smith Writer
Ian Martin Writer
David Quantick Writer
Roger Drew Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Production team
Armando Iannucci Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Andy Forssell Executive Producer
Billy Sneddon Editor
Gary Dollner Editor
Robin Hill Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer

Video

The Inquiry trailer

The government, the opposition and the civil service all have a lot of questions to answer about the suicide of Mr Tickle...

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