Ultimately, in a time when the population is distressed with political chaos, The Thick Of It provides us a chance to laugh at the worst of it, while understanding that this is all far from new.Luke Gardiner, The Boar, 24th October 2018
Armando Iannucci's superbly acerbic BBC political satire may have been primarily concerned with the "doomed middle-aged men" of Whitehall and their hapless aides but it also had plenty to say about the capital's media machine.
Special adviser Ollie Reeder (Chris Addison), having previously had a relationship with Evening Standard reporter Angela Heaney (Lucinda Raikes), creates all manner of awkwardness, particularly when Satanic director of communications Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) pressures him into attempting to exploit their past to win favourable coverage.
The "Spinners and Losers" special concerning Labour Party in-fighting took the viewer inside the offices of The Daily Mail, as the paper is repeatedly forced to redesign its front page due to the chaotic nature of the night's events.Joe Sommerlad, The Independent, 6th September 2018
What is it about the violently egotistical, easily corrupted, self-doubt-riddled nature of your typical politician that makes them such a perfect target for comedy?BBC, 1st September 2018
Enraged fictional spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker has been back in the news of late.Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 27th October 2017
The state of UK politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and the US political scene is so absurd currently that it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep, said the satirist who founded both programmes.Ellie Price, BBC, 20th October 2017
It's almost August and that means the Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts soon...the 70th Anniversary no less!Squirrel Comedy, 1st July 2017
A survey of comedians has revealed that Fawlty Towers is their favourite sitcom, and Alan Partridge meeting his superfan is their favourite scene. "Don't tell him Pike" was picked as the favourite one-liner.British Comedy Guide, 4th January 2017
Peter Capaldi has ruled out reviving his foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker because politics has become so "dark and dangerous" in Britain....Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 8th November 2016
Joanna Scanlan - who played Terri in the critically-acclaimed BBC comedy series - told Metro.co.uk British politics had gone 'beyond The Thick Of It' and that she had even asked Iannucci to write about it.Hanna Flint, Metro, 6th September 2016