The Thick Of It returning to BBC

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BBC political comedy 'The Thick Of It' will be returning to TV screens this autumn for a fourth series.

'The Thick Of It' is returning to TV screens this autumn.

The BBC has commissioned a fourth series of the political comedy series, which will consist of seven 30 minute episodes and will be aired on BBC Two, and the channel's Controller Janice Hadlow claims now is the perfect time to welcome back the programme.

She said: "I am delighted to welcome The Thick Of It back to BBC Two. It is an essential part of the BBC Two comedy offering this year. A new Coalition government, what better time for a new series of 'The Thick Of It'."

The series - which was created by Armando Iannucci - sees episodes involving Coalitions rows, policy U-turns and political back-stabbing.

Roger Allam will return to the role of Peter Mannion, while Rebecca Front will appear as Nicola Murray MP.

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy at the BBC, added: "I'm excited to see The Thick Of It return to our screens. With an outstanding cast and team, it is still at the bleeding edge of British politics, one of the freshest and most biting satires you'll find on TV.

"No other show could coin the term 'Omnishambles' and see it become part of the political lexicon."

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