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Hot 100 2013: 19-11

11 Dec 2013

Armando Iannucci and Boards of Canada among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

Hot 100 2012: 1 - Armando Iannucci interview

11 Dec 2012

Triumphant year that featured The Thick of It, Veep breaking the US and an OBE

With the The Thick of It bowing out in a blaze of glory, Veep delighting viewers Stateside and an OBE in the bag, Armando Iannucci has had a triumphant year. Brian Donaldson speaks to this year’s Hot 100 number one

The Thick of It

18 Sep 20124 stars

The ConDem coalition has been both a godsend and an almighty cul de sac for political satirists. Having two sets of people needing to work together for the greater good while not hating each other’s guts in public is almost what The Thick of It has been…

The Thick Of It returning to BBC

12 Jul 2012

TV Gossip

'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…

Alan Partridge swaps small screen for big screen

26 Jun 2012

TV Gossip

The 'Alan Partridge Movie' has been given the go ahead and is set for release in 2013. The comic character - played by Steve Coogan - is making the transition from small screen to big screen and French company StudioCanal has secured the UK…

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Veep

25 Jun 20124 stars

Incisive TV politcial satire by comedy writer Armando Ianucci

Armando Iannucci recently stated that Veep should not be viewed simply as a US The Thick of It. Certainly, there’s no obvious Malcolm Tucker figure bellowing and bullying all and sundry and while the language is ripe, the swearing is not quite so…

Writing an opera - Five creative types who have written a opera

21 Oct 2011

Stewart Lee, Damon Albarn, Armando Iannucci, Paul McCartney

Stewart Lee The ‘comedian’s comedian’ took some time out a decade back to dash off Jerry Springer: The Opera, a paean to the trashy US talk show host and his disciples. The show’s eye-wateringly profane libretto, depictions of Biblical figures…

In the Loop

16 Apr 20094 stars

The special relationship gets a prick (or pricks) of Waughian satire in this hilarious political comedy by The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci. When the US president and UK prime minister tout the desire for more war to quell insurrection (without…

Armando Iannucci - Comedy of Errors

5 Feb 2009

Armando Iannucci has a ringing in his ears. He’s just back from the Sundance Film Festival in the States where his debut feature film as writer and director, In the Loop, had its world premiere. The film’s reception was so overwhelmingly positive that…

Inside the box

22 Jul 2008

Edinburgh International Television Festival

Nestled at the end of August is the Edinburgh International Television Festival which, frustratingly, is still an industry shindig but it’s good to know the calibre of celebrities you may be bumping into around town. This year’s line-up includes Doctor…