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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 sitcom. 23 episodes (4 series), 2005 - 2012. Stars Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, James Smith, Joanna Scanlan, Rebecca Front, Chris Langham, Roger Allam and others.

Press Clippings

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

Why studio laughter has no place in modern sitcoms

From Friends to Father Ted, some of the greatest sitcoms of all time have had laughter included on the soundtrack. But audiences have grown more sophisticated - and TV needs to follow their lead.

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 29th June 2016

America: where British sitcoms go to die

It is the holy grail for British writers - having your sitcom remade for America. But can Raised By Wolves succeed where Fawlty Towers flopped?

Andrew Collins, The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Armando Iannucci wouldn't write The Thick of It now

"Rather than joke about it, I'd sooner urge people to change it"

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 11th June 2016

Thick of It team reacts to Jeremy Hunt C4 interview

Expert video editor Chris Presswell noticed how well the interview connected with a particular scene from The Thick Of It, so he knocked together this video - and it fits perfectly.

Ryan Barrell, The Huffington Post, 19th May 2016

Peter Capaldi "won't revive Malcolm Tucker role"

Peter Capaldi has turned down requests from BBC chiefs begging the Scots actor to revive Malcolm Tucker, according to reports.

The Scotsman, 18th December 2015

The Thick Of It cast appear on Spiderman cover

The cast of The Thick Of It make an unexpected cameo on the cover of December's issue of The Amazing Spider-Man comic book.

NME, 16th September 2015

Binging: The Thick of It

So, you've finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing but you're still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Lucy Reynolds says, "Fuck it, watch The Thick of It."

Lucy Reynolds, Standard Issue, 17th August 2015

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