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The Thick of It, Series 3 Episode 1 of 8

Armando Iannucci's award-winning political comedy.

Reshuffle day at Number 10. Nicola Murray is so far down the list of prospective ministers that Malcolm Tucker does not even have a file on her. But when the job at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship is turned down by everybody else, there is no option but to promote her to the Cabinet.

The downside is that Nicola is very keen. And she has got expensive ideas and ideals. And she has got a husband who works for a company that has government contracts. And she has got an 11-year-old about to go to a private school. And she is about to face the media at a crucial by-election poster launch. Suddenly, Malcolm has got a file that is getting a bit too big for comfort. Something will have to be done.

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Thu 14 Jun 2012 22:00

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Role Contributor
Malcolm TuckerPeter Capaldi
Ollie ReederChris Addison
Glenn CullenJames Smith
Terri CoverleyJoanna Scanlan
Nicola MurrayRebecca Front
EdRory Kinnear
Doug HayesPearce Quigley
WriterSimon Blackwell
WriterTony Roche
WriterArmando Iannucci
WriterSean Gray
WriterIan Martin
WriterJesse Armstrong
WriterRoger Drew
WriterWill Smith
ProducerAdam Tandy
DirectorArmando Iannucci

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