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 7

Every dog has its day, but as the fallout from the inquiry starts to take its toll, the everyday problems of government continue unabated. Despite the fact that no-one is actually talking to each other any more.

Further details

The Thick Of It. Image shows from L to R: Fergus Williams (Geoffrey Streatfeild), Glenn Cullen (James Smith), Adam Kenyon (Ben Willbond). Copyright: BBC.

Every dog has its day, but as the fallout from the inquiry starts to take its toll, the everyday problems of government continue unabated. Despite the fact that no-one is actually talking to each other any more.

The Home Office has cut police numbers, created a huge backlog of arrest paperwork, and managed to blame DoSAC for the enormous queues at police stations.

At Malcolm's suggestion, Dan Miller gets sent on a fact-finding mission to the local cop-shop to press the flesh, in the belief that it will make the Government look unresponsive. Or does he have another motive?

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 27th October 2012
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular 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
Tony Gardner Dan Miller
Vincent Franklin Stewart Pearson
Olivia Poulet Emma Messinger
Will Smith Phil Smith
Ben Willbond Adam Kenyon
Geoffrey Streatfeild Fergus Williams
Rebecca Gethings Helen Hatley
Guest cast
Matthew Marsh Simon Hewitt (Journalist)
Samantha Harrington Sam
Michael Colgan Mr Chop (Declan - Mirror Journalist)
Sylvestra Le Touzel Mary Drake
Colin Mace Desk Sergeant
Simon Kunz Greg Fraser
Michael Gould Superintendent
Adam G Goodwin Prisoner
Adam Stevens Police Officer
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Tony Roche Writer
Sean Gray Writer
Will Smith Writer
Ian Martin Writer
Production team
Tony Roche Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Armando Iannucci Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Andy Forssell Executive Producer

Video

Contrary Mary

Mary from the Home Office visits DoSAC to talk about the police backlog.

Featuring: Roger Allam (Peter Mannion), Vincent Franklin (Stewart Pearson), Ben Willbond (Adam Kenyon), Geoffrey Streatfeild (Fergus Williams), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mary Drake).

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