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The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Political comedy. When the job at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship is turned down by everybody else, unknown quantity Nicola Murray is promoted to the Cabinet. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Doug Hayes:
Pearce Quigley
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Will Smith
Producer:
Adam Tandy

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Armando Iannucci's political satire about a British minister who backs military action and becomes popular in Washington. With Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Lt Gen George Miller:
James Gandolfini
Simon Foster:
Tom Hollander
Toby Wright:
Chris Addison
Judy Molloy:
Gina McKee
Paul Michaelson:
Steve Coogan
Liza Weld:
Anna Chlumsky
Karen Clark:
Mimi Kennedy
Linton Barwick:
David Rasche
Suzy Douglas:
Olivia Poulet
Mrs Michaelson:
Rita May
Civil Servant:
Harry Hadden-Paton
Malcolm's Secretary:
Samantha Harrington
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Kevin Loader
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Executive Producer:
Christine Langan

Formats

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open. Show more

Contributors

John Cleese:
Darren Boyd
Michael Palin:
Charles Edwards
Eric Idle/Disciple/Rabbi:
Steve Punt
Terry Jones:
Rufus Jones
Graham Chapman:
Tom Fisher
Terry Gilliam:
Phil Nichol
Barry Atkins:
Simon Greenall
US News Reporter/BBFC Rep:
Robin Sebastian
Nun/Montage Woman:
Belinda Stewart-Wilson
Black Panther/Montage Man:
Micah Balfour
Harry Balls/News Vendor:
Paul Chahidi
Prod Person/Sam Lowry:
Ian Bonar
PA to Head of Rude Words:
Selina Griffiths
Alan Dick/Desmond Lovely:
Jason Thorpe
Dog Walker/Petitioner:
Geoff McGivern
Andrew Thorogood:
Mark Heap
BBC Head of Rude Words:
Alex Macqueen
Gareth Nice/Angry Viewer:
David Birrell
Bernard Barnard QC:
Rupert Vansittart
Richard Klein:
Martin Marquez
Malcolm Muggeridge:
Michael Cochrane
BBC Head of Firing/Cabbie:
Kim Wall
Mervyn Stockwood:
Roy Marsden
Archbishop of York:
James Laurenson
Tim Rice:
Tom Price
Producer:
Polly Leys
Producer:
Kate Norrish
Executive Producer:
Matthew Read
Director:
Owen Harris
Writer:
Tony Roche

Genres

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Political satire. Nicola Murray and her team need a sports personality to be the face of DoSAC's Healthy Choices campaign. They take advice from the PM's new fixer, Steve Fleming. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Olly Reeder:
Chris Addison
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Marianne Swift:
Zoe Telford
Steve Fleming:
David Haig
Lord Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Satirical sitcom. Just as Nicola Murray is about to launch her Fourth Sector Initiative to the media, the media decide that they want someone to launch another leadership contest. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Olly Reeder:
Chris Addison
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Gavin Boyes:
Rufus Wright
Journalist:
Robin Weaver
Journalist:
Bohdan Poraj
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Roger Drew
Producer:
Adam Tandy

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Political comedy. As the election looms and the Opposition eye the prize, the word around Westminster Village is that Malcolm is running out of both options and friends. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Olly Reeder:
Chris Addison
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Steve Fleming:
David Haig
Lord Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
BBC Producer:
Susy Kane
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Location Manager:
Tom Howard
Sound Recordist:
Bob Newton
Script Supervisor:
Elise Burgess
Production Manager:
Francis Gilson
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Production Designer:
Simon Rogers
Costume designer:
Ros Little
Director of photography:
Jamie Cairney

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Satirical political comedy. Nicola Murray is stuck in an Eastbourne hotel bedroom with a laptop, a printer and a tiny kettle while she tries to finish her party conference speech. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Olly Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
John Duggan:
Miles Jupp
Julie Price:
Melanie Hill
Angela Heaney:
Lucinda Raikes
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Satirical political sitcom. After trading bitter blows in the press, DoSAC minister Nicola Murray MP and her shadow Peter Mannion MP are invited onto BBC Radio 5Live for a debate. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Olly Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Sports Presenter:
George Riley
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Assistant Director:
Jude Campbell
Sound Recordist:
Bob Newton
Script Supervisor:
Elise Burgess
Location Manager:
Tom Howard
Production Manager:
Francis Gilson
Executive Producer:
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Production Designer:
Simon Rogers
Costume designer:
Ros Little
Director of photography:
Jamie Cairney
Editor-in-chief:
Gary Dollner

The Thick of It

Special: The Rise of the Nutters

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political comedy. It's the end of the Christmas recess, and peace and goodwill should reign in Westminster. But something goes terribly wrong on Newsnight. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Julius Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Angela Heaney:
Lucinda Raikes
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

The Thick of It

Special: Spinners and Losers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political comedy. The Prime Minister resigns six months too early and all hell breaks loose at Number 10. Malcolm Tucker's political career hangs in the balance. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Julius Nicholson:
Alex Macqueen
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Nick Hanway:
Martin Savage
Angela Heaney:
Lucinda Raikes
Cleaner:
Diveen Henry
Cliff Lawton:
Tim Bentinck
Claire Ballentine:
Eve Matheson
Geoff Holhurst:
Rob Edwards
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political satire. Peter Mannion is told to launch his coalition partner's new 'Networked Nation' policy. However, Peter doesn't even know how to right-click a mouse. Show more

Contributors

Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfeild
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Emma Messenger:
Olivia Poulet
Teacher:
Dave Florez
Charlotte:
Jessica Henwick
Journalist:
Manjinder Virk
Journalist:
Gareth Tunley
Journalist:
Adam Tandy
Journalist:
Dan Mersh
Journalist:
Martha Cope
Journalist:
Tom Andrews
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Ian Martin
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political satire. With opposition leader Nicola on a long train journey to attend the party's Here 2 Hear event in Bradford, Malcolm Tucker is free to launch his latest plot. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
John Duggan:
Miles Jupp
Cathy Hastings:
Lucy Briers
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Director:
Becky Martin
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. Both government and opposition try to spin their way to the moral high ground following the key worker housing scandal. Some are even calling for an inquiry. Show more

Contributors

Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Director:
Chris Addison
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Rob Colley
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 6

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. Lord Goolding's inquiry into the key worker housing scandal begins. The truth will finally come out. Unless, of course, anyone has any sudden lapses of memory. Show more

Contributors

Lord Goolding:
William Hoyland
Simon Weir:
Tobias Menzies
Baroness Sureka:
Priyanga Burford
Matthew Hodge:
Michael Maloney
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Series 4

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political comedy. The Home Office have cut police numbers. At Malcolm's suggestion, Dan Miller gets sent on a fact-finding mission to the local cop-shop. Show more

Contributors

Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Emma Messinger:
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith:
Will Smith
Fergus Williams:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon:
Ben Willbond
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Peter Mannion:
Roger Allam
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Stewart Pearson:
Vincent Franklin
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Greg Fraser:
Simon Kunz
Desk Sergeant:
Colin Mace
Superintendent:
Adam Stevens
Police Officer:
Michael Gould
Journalist:
Dan Mersh
Director:
Tony Roche
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Tony Roche
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Will Smith

The Thick of It

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Political comedy. Nicola has only been in the Cabinet for a week, but already the press question her survival chances. Then someone wipes the immigration records of 170,672 people. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder:
Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen:
James Smith
Terri Coverley:
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Robyn Murdoch:
Polly Kemp
Journalist:
Judith Faultless
Marianne Swift:
Zoe Telford
Writer:
Ian Martin
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Tony Roche
Producer:
Adam Tandy

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Peter Capaldi embarks upon a personal journey to discover the shocking history of the stars of north London's famous film studios. Including clips from rarely seen films. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Capaldi
Director:
Peter Capaldi
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Marcia Warren
Executive Producer:
Paul Schlesinger
Lionel Crisp:
Tim Downie
Jenny Driscoll:
Kelly Adams
Writer:
Tony Roche