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Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Sara Pascoe explores the concept of monogamy. Through Sara's world, created using live action and animation, we discover what makes us tick when it comes to matters of the heart. Show more

Contributors

Sara's Dad:
Nicolas Cape
Sara's Fake Mum:
Beverley Jennings
Robbie Williams Look-A-Like:
Tony Lewis
Herself:
Sara Pascoe
Musician:
Derek Pascoe
Director:
Ben Blaine
Director:
Chris Blaine
Producer:
Ali Marlow
Animator:
Myles McLeod
Animator:
Greg McLeod
Production Company:
Stolen Picture Limited

Genres

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

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 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 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

Series 4

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Political satire. Nicola Murray struggles to break in her new policy advisor, though of course she is already stressed by seeing Dan Miller get friendly with Malcolm Tucker. Show more

Contributors

Malcolm Tucker:
Peter Capaldi
Ben Swain:
Justin Edwards
Nicola Murray:
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley:
Rebecca Gethings
Oliver Reeder:
Chris Addison
Dan Miller:
Tony Gardner
Geoff Holhurst:
Rob Edwards
Journalist:
Gareth Tunley
Journalist:
Chetna Pandya
Director:
Billy Sneddon
Executive Producer:
Armando Iannucci
Producer:
Adam Tandy
Writer:
Roger Drew
Writer:
Sean Gray
Writer:
Will Smith
Writer:
Dan Gaster
Writer:
Ian Martin

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 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