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The Thick of It 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2012)
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

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In series 2 episode 2 Hugh mentions to Robin that she is entering "the lair of the white worm" when she attendeds Malcolms 8.30am meetings. Peter Capaldi stared in the 1988 Ken Russell adaptation of lair of the white worm alongside Hugh Grant and Amanda Donohoe See more »

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Peter Mannion: Have you ever tried Googling your own name? It's like opening the door to a room where everyone tells you how shit you are
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Fantastic.
16 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

What a fantastic series. Having seen Veep, definitely plays in the same ballpark, but it's edgier, darker, and meaner. The whole cast is absolutely fantastic. Capaldi is unbelievable in the role, already one of my all-time favorite comedic performances ever TV. Rebecca Front enters the series halfway and almost steals the whole thing. First two seasons are really good, but it's the last two that really resonate and make the whole thing hit another level. Great stuff. In The Loop is fine, but doesn't hit these levels. I find it especially impressive when a cast in a series knows they're in a comedy but know they have to play everything absolutely straight. If you knew nothing about what this was and stumbled upon almost any scene for a minute or so, you'd swear you were watching a political drama.


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