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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 Oliver Reeder (22 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Glenn Cullen (22 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Malcolm Tucker (21 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Terri Coverley (20 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Nicola Murray (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Emma Messinger (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Stewart Pearson (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Phil Smith (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Peter Mannion (10 episodes, 2007-2012)
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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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Højt spin  »

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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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[knock on door]
Malcolm Tucker: Come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off.
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Version of The Thick of It (2007) See more »

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Pure Gold!
4 November 2014 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I discovered The Thick of It after somebody suggested I watch In the Loop. This series is pure gold: Edgy, raw and totally believable. Peter Capaldi is a force of nature as Malcolm Tucker! His ability the rip a person apart and yet get them to buy-in with ideas is a work of art. The character of Malcolm Tucker ranks up there with TV characters like Archie Bunker as one of the most memorable in history. The rest of the cast (Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan, Rebecca Front, James Smith etc…) have the daunting task of keeping up with Peter. Not only do they keep up, they make it possible to the chaos that is Malcolm Tucker possible. Brilliant from top to bottom! In a way the limited number of episodes, at first, seems like far too little. But after watching the series again (and again), offering more would be indulgent- Leave the audience satisfied!


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