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

Repeats

    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
    Gary Dollner Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer

    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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