The Thick of it

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Ep 1 Thursday 19 May 2005 10.30pm-11pm; 11.45pm-12.15am; 1.45am-2.15am (signed); Saturday 21 May 10.45pm-11.15pm; 2.15am-2.45am
Ep 2 Thursday 26 May 2005 10.30pm-11pm; 11.45pm-12.15am; 1.45-2.15am (signed)
Ep 3 Thursday 2 June 2005 10.30pm-11pm TBC

Award-winning comedian, writer, director and producer Armando Iannucci directs a new satirical comedy he describes as “Yes Minister meets Larry Sanders”.

Set in the corridors of power (and spin), the series follows the career of Hugh Abbot (Chris Langham), a put-upon MP continually harassed by Number 10’s policy enforcer (Peter Capaldi) and dependent on his not-so reliable team of civil servants.

Written by some of Britain’s top comic talents and shot in a gritty, improvised style, The Thick of It is compulsive, hilarious and often painful viewing.

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