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

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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

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

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