The Thick of It

The Real Problem With Ed

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Whenever I see Ed Miliband trying to pretend he's a human, I'm always reminded of a particular scene in Mark Tavener's criminally underrated sitcom Absolute Power in which the oily sultan of spin Charles Prentiss (not so much played by as written for Stephen Fry) is sizing up dowdy Tory shadow minister Joanne Standing (basically a pilot version of The Thick of It's Nicola Murray).

QUIZ! Who Said It: Doctor Who Or Malcolm Tucker?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Comedy

So Peter Capaldi is going to be the twelfth Doctor Who. Which is naturally cause for a) celebration and b) a quiz. And after trawling through D...

WATCH: Malcolm Tucker IS Doctor Who

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Hoorah! It's the first of no doubt many silly Doctor Who/The Thick Of It mash-ups, following the announcement that Peter Capadi is to be the twelfth D...

British TV: A National Embarrassment?

India Ross | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

The growing interest in American TV as a substitute for our own is not simply an idiosyncrasy, it signifies of Britain's failure to keep pace with the cultural market. The relative incompetence of home-produced programming becomes apparent in the context of the global marketplace - beyond the iPlayer horizon, Britain is punching well above its weight.

Who I Want to Win at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards

Elliot Gonzalez | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Elliot Gonzalez

The past year has been great for telly and as we're only two weeks away from the 2013 BAFTA Television Awards, I thought I'd give you a little lowdown of who I think deserves to walk away with an award in the Comedy and Entertainment categories... and maybe those who shouldn't too.

BAFTA NOMS: Two Nods Each For Capaldi And Colman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

If today's BAFTA TV Awards nominations are a clear indicator of who holds sway in the nation's affections, it seems we are equally entranced by Peter ...

Borgen Is Brillant. Why Can't Britain Seem to Make Decent Political Dramas Anymore?

Dr Matthew Ashton | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Dr Matthew Ashton

There's very little serious drama looking at the people who run our country, the decisions they make that affect us all, and the general state of the nation.

British Comedy Awards: Winners And Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Comedy

The 2012 British Comedy Awards took place in London on Wednesday night - and there were some surprise winners among the results. Julia Davis's spoo...

Twenty Twelve Vs The Thick of It At British Comedy Awards

The Telegraph | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Comedy

The BBC's Olympics-based comedy series Twenty Twelve will take on the broadcaster's political satire The Thick of It in three categories at this year'...

Why The Thick Of It Is the Most Important Programme on TV

Hilary Wardle | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Wardle

In dark times like these it's doubly important that we don't forget who's really pulling the strings- we need programmes like TTOI more than ever.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - Can This Really Be The End?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Can this really be the last episode ever of 'The Thick Of It'? Judging by this series finale, there's still a lot more vitriol in the can waiting to b...

David Cameron Told: 'The Thick Of It Is Not A Training Video'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Politics

"It wouldn’t be a bad idea to tell your ministers that The Thick Of It is a comedy show, not a training video," the actress who plays the political ...

Perkins Assembles All Star Cast For Lesbian Vet Sitcom

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sue Perkins, still basking in the success as The Great British Bake Off host, has revealed who will be starring in her next project, new BBC2 sitcom, ...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - Is This The End Of M Tucker?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

'The Thick Of It's penultimate episode took off on a tangent, swapping the one-week each formula previously shared by Coalition and Opposition, for an...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - So Vitriolic, It Was Almost Erotic

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Finally, Episode 5 of this series found both sides of the government in action, as all parties tried to deal best with the fall-out of the viper’s k...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: The Thick Of It Found Malcolm Tucker Eyeing Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Anyone who has been missing Malcolm Tucker's mischief-making from much of this series will be delighted by the events of this week's fourth episode - ...

Iannucci's Renaissance of Ribaldry

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

Anyway, the point is that those idiots who persist with the benighted philosophy that swearing is neither big nor clever should be pointed gently towards The Thick of It where they'll have their eyes opened to a veritable renaissance of ribaldry.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - Swings And Roundabouts For The Coalition Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

After last week's almost existential angst in Opposition, the subdued Malcolm Tucker can at least console himself it's not all fun and backslaps in th...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It Finds Malcolm Tucker Working In Opposition... To His Boss

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

“No missed calls, I used to have missed calls piling up like f***ing pizza leaflets” Three years away from our screens, and thus was it immedia...

The Next Big Thing? - Rewriting the Rules of Print Journalism

Alex Perry | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK
Alex Perry

The debate around the fall of the print media industry has been raging for some time now. TV and radio threw the first punches and the internet went for the knockout blow. Closings and layoffs are now a regular occurrence and it is generally accepted that the news business has struggled to capitalise on the rise of digital.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - Coalition Of Perfect Disharmony

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Thick Of It’s been away from our screens for three long years. While its creator Armando Iannucci was looking the other way – small matters of...

Iannucci Blasts US 'Buffoons' Behind 'Thick Of It' Remake

PA | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Thick Of It's creator Armando Iannucci has slammed the "buffoons" who remade his political satire in the US. The 48-year-old acted as executive...

Is Armando Iannucci Saying Goodbye To Malcolm Tucker Forever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Politics

Move over, politicians – Armando Iannucci has a new target. Ahead of the latest episodes of The Thick Of It hitting our screens on Saturday, the ...

FIRST LOOK: Trailer For 'The Thick Of It' And The Fury's Already Upon Us

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

If you thought the corridors of Westminster had gone exceedingly quiet, fear not, it's all about to change. Malcolm Tucker is having to suck it ...

The Long Lost Golden Era Of Comedy

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Tiernan Douieb

Aside from getting confused about how anyone can listen to more than three dubstep tracks in a row without feeling like they need a shit, I am wary of criticising anything or pretending that it was much better in my day.