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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

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.

Press Clippings

20 of Malcolm Tucker's most cutting insults

Enraged fictional spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker has been back in the news of late.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 27th October 2017

Armando Iannucci talks Alan Partridge & Malcolm Tucker

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

Only Fools and Horses USA - and other failed TV remakes

Ricky Gervais managed it with The Office, but - from The IT Crowd to Luther - which other Brit TV exports weren't so lucky?

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 4th April 2017

Fawlty Towers named comedians' favourite sitcom

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 rules out return to Thick Of It role

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

Scanlan has asked Iannucci to write a Brexit special

Joanna Scanlan - who played Terri in the critically-acclaimed BBC comedy series - told 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

11 times UK politics went full The Thick of It in 2016

Here's a round up of the best 11 moments.

Chris York, The Huffington Post, 1st September 2016

Mrs Brown's Boys named best sitcom since 2000

Mrs Brown's Boys has come top of the Radio Times poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2016

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Armando Iannucci wants you to stop giving him credit

The Thick Of It creator wants to you to stop giving him credit for the UK's mad politics.

Hanna Flint, Metro, 30th June 2016

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