Episode 1

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The Thick of It, Series 3 Episode 1 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

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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  • Photo: Nicola Murray and Malcolm Tucker

    Photo: Nicola Murray and Malcolm Tucker

    Newly promoted Cabinet Minister Nicola Murray (Rebecca Front) poses a fresh challenge for Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi).

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Malcolm Tucker
Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder
Chris Addison
Terri Coverley
Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray
Rebecca Front
Ed
Rory Kinnear
Writer
Simon Blackwell
Writer
Tony Roche
Writer
Armando Iannucci
Writer
Jesse Armstrong
Producer
Adam Tandy
Director
Armando Iannucci

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