The Thick of It

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Peter Capaldi's fans ask him for abuse

8 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Peter Capaldi's fans ask him to "abuse" them. The 'Doctor Who' star - who is also known for his portrayal of spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in 'The Thick of It' - has confessed that playing the polar opposite characters has left him with an interesting…

Matt Smith: I wish I'd worked with Jenna for another year

9 Jan 2014

TV gossip

Matt Smith wishes he could have worked with Jenna-Louise Coleman for another year on 'Doctor Who'. The 31-year-old actor quit his role as the titular Time Lord in the sci-fi show at the end of last year, but he now believes the chemistry between him…

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…

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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…

The Thick of It's Chris Addison plays Glasgow date

3 Mar 2010

Though these days more likely to be recognised as the perpetually put-upon Olly Reeder from The Thick of It, Chris Addison has actually been a fine stand-up talent for many years. Starting out on the comedy circuit back in 1995 in his home town of…

Hot 100 2009 - Peter Capaldi intervew

17 Dec 2009

‘You cannot fuck me. You cannot fuck me. I am unfuckable. I have never been fucked.’ The penultimate episode of The Thick of It, series three, ends with this classic rant from Malcom Tucker, played with psychotic intensity by Peter Capaldi. Tucker has…

Comedy On TV - Reunions, Oration and Urinations

4 Dec 2009

While Larry David may be genuine in his belief that reunion shows are lame, he knows how to spin the best out of a flimsy idea. Getting the key cast of Seinfeld back together for the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (More4, Thu 3 Dec, 10.40pm…

Glasgow Comedy Festival - Chris Addison

27 Feb 2007


When you look back across the shows Chris Addison has brought to the Edinburgh Fringe over the past decade it’s hard to imagine there might be a unifying idea. What link could there possibly be between Atomicity, a show about the fabric of the universe…