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Sunday, March 11th, 2012
9:56 pm - Delete if not allowed. . .


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Saturday, October 17th, 2009
5:25 pm - The Guardian article about Peter Capaldi and series 3

Peter Capaldi: Malcolm Tucker is Alastair Campbell. But Mandelson is in there, too

TV's most creative pottymouth is back in The Thick Of It. But how will Malcolm Tucker cope with a female minister?
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There are those who believe that the movements and decisions of our current government are as pointless as the rearrangement of deckchairs on the Titanic as it sank into the icy depths below. But there's a line in the new series of The Thick Of It – BBC2's scabrously brilliant portrayal of ministerial machinations – which describes the stagnating position Gordon Brown's party finds itself in far more accurately: New Labour is just like The Big Breakfast. Typically this metaphor comes during a characteristically venomous assault from spin doctor-in-chief and the fictional Pm's all-seeing, all-swearing, all-Scottish eye, Malcolm Tucker, as he pinpoints the reality of the impending dark clouds of general election failure.

"Remember how Chris Evans started that, remember how it was a big success," scowls the magnificently foul-mouthed Tucker, jabbing his finger demonically. "And then they had that guy Johnny Vaughan, remember him? Everybody loved him, fuck knows why, but they loved him. You see this here? This is fucking series 10 of The Big Breakfast."
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So, mark your calendars. New episodes starting next Saturday on BBC 2.

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Monday, October 12th, 2009
4:29 pm - Some icons

01-06: Lady Gaga
07-09: Better Off Ted
10-12: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
13-19: The Thick Of It/In The Loop
20-31: Various [Lie To Me, Quentin Tarantino, Melanie Laurent, Sophia Loren, La Reine Margot, State Of Play, The Daily Show, Frost/Nixon]
32-36: Russ Feingold
37-40: Shepard Smith
41-43: Howard Dean

The rest can be found here

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009
6:01 pm - The Thick Of It - Series 2 trailer #1


current mood: calm

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008
10:50 am - Thick of it Movie

According to todays Chortle, Mr Iannucci is 'understood to be developing' a political movie script with  the team behind The  Thick of It.  Then again it also says Christ Addisons Lab Rats is a forthcoming project, which seems odd, as I was at one of the recordings back in september...  I might add any more information I gleam from this weeks Broadcast later.

Also, I noticed in Waterstones the other week, that the scripts of The Thick of It are now avaible in book form. I may not be correct here, but I believe the book comes with a special stand that makes the book move around lots to give you that realistic handheld book feel ;-)

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
10:42 am

Chris Langham's trial begins.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2007
2:50 am - Spinners & Losers

Hey guys, just joined this community and massive fan of the greatest TV show on earth!!! OK, sorry for the irrational exhuberence but what did you guys think of the special the other night?

I thought it was absolutely amazing!!! Just couldn't get enough of it and might just watch it again now. :)

Also, I don't know if this is the right place to be asking about it, but does anybody have a copy of the Christmas special from last year? If so, would you be ever so kind to upload it for me? I can't find a decent torrent for it anywhere online and it's driving me nuts! I need my Malcolm fix now!!!

Aiight, cheers!

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Friday, June 15th, 2007
6:11 pm

New Thick of it special.

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Monday, March 26th, 2007
8:20 pm - ta-da!

Well what do you know; April 2nd sees the The Thick of It Series 1 DVD release.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
3:39 pm - The Thick Of It Special

Did anyone else catch the one-hour special last night? I missed the first 20 minutes but absolutely loved what I saw. Jamie is rapidly becoming my favourite character. It's being repeated next Wednesday at 10pm so I'm looking forward to it to watching it its entirety.

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Monday, October 30th, 2006
5:47 pm - New Armando community.

I hope this is ok to post here, I'm just letting you know that there is a new community dedicated to Armando Iannucci.

It's called furry_tit_cake, and if you're wondering (which you probably are) what the name is all about, it's in reference to a sketch he did on 'The Armando Iannucci Show'.

So, come join, tell your friends etc...

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4:43 pm - Ooohhhh

This looks like exciting news; America gets TTOI remake. Especially exciting because the Arrested Development team is behind it. I hope it gets exported back here....

(I wonder if they'll do the same as AD with bleeping/not showing swearing.... could be interesting....)

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
2:13 pm - Chris Langham

Chris Langham will be absent from The Thick Of It christmas special...............BBC News story

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
7:13 pm - Chris Langham still on bail

read all about it here

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Friday, December 16th, 2005
9:20 am - Chris Langham

The Thick of It star Chris Langham has been arrested

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Saturday, October 15th, 2005
8:56 pm - How do you know about happy-slapping?

There's a piece in today's Guardian on Chris Addison who plays Ollie Reeder.

There are also two short clips on the official BBC site for the new three-part (I think) series starts again on Thursday at 22:30 on BBC4, both of which had me reduced to tears with laughter.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005
8:53 am - New series starts on Thursday 20 October

First of all, the first three episodes are currently being repeated on BBC Four on Fridays at 11pm, although I missed it last week.

Secondly, the new series starts on Thursday 20 October on BBC Four and will then be shown on BBC Two with the three pilot episodes at some point.

Thirdly, there's an interview with Peter Capaldi in today's Independent which is quite good.

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
8:33 pm - Repeats already on BBC Four

I see that BBC Four has already started repeating the first episode so I expect the other two should get a broadcast soon. Times on the BBC site. Of course I managed to miss the repeat because of my Swedish course.

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Saturday, June 25th, 2005
12:24 pm - BBC press pack

Almost exponential growth in the readers list, so thanks for joining.

Anyway, I found this BBC press pack which is rather good. The character profiles are especially caustic, although we wouldn't expect anything less from Armando Iannucci. Those of us who work in the civil service will recognise this quite clearly:

"The Department of Social Affairs came out of the Prime Minister's passing enthusiasm for 'joined-up government.' It is a 'Super Department', overseeing many others - and with some specific responsibilities of its own."

The full series should a blinder.

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