The Thick Of It

2005 • BBC
185 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (3)

1 Episode 1
The newly appointed Minister for Social Affairs, Hugh Abbot is on his way to a secondary school in Wiltshire to announce the setting up of a Snooper Squad and, in his own words, 'plant his flag firmly on Richard and Judy's sofa.' Unfortunately, he's ordered by Number Ten's communications' supremo, Malcolm Tucker to kill the policy stone dead. Hugh and his advisors have just forty minutes to come up with an extremely popular policy that costs nothing.
2 Episode 2
The Minister for Social Affairs, Hugh Abbot, gets a very focused focus group in to tell him which one of two contradictory policies to go for. Meanwhile, Number Ten's enforcer, Malcolm Tucker is concerned the Minister is out of touch.
3 Episode 3
The Minister thinks his Housing Bill has been a success. Unfortunately, the man at Number Ten thinks an empty apartment in London could poise a problem. Someone's going to have to resign.

About this show

The Secretary of State for Social Affairs is having a meeting with Number Ten's Chief Political Advisor. There have been press rumours that the Minister is to be sacked. The Minister is told that none of these stories have come from Number Ten. However, now they're out there, Number Ten would look weak not to sack him. So he's sacked. His replacement as Minister for Social Affairs takes office. And so starts The Thick of It, featuring an ensemble of the best British comic actors, improvising scripts from the sharpest British comedy writers.
185 reviews
Tom Mayer
August 25, 2013
The Thick Of It is easily one of the funniest shows to come out of the BBC recently (and that's no mean feat) but I'd strongly advise buying the box set (like I did) which includes all these episodes plus specials and delete scenes for a very good price. But, if you just want it on your phone/tablet etc, by all means buy this.
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Nicky Wan
August 6, 2013
...the pricing for complete seasons is not competitive. Amazon has series 4 on DVD for £6.50 at the moment against the price here of £12.99; luckily other BBC shows have been more sensibly priced.
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Harry Bithell
August 5, 2013
This show is just simply amazing! I hope they add other series of it soon! Don't forget to check out In The Loop, the spin-off film.
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