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The Thick of It, Series 4 Episode 1 of 7

Peter Mannion, the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, is told to launch his coalition partner Fergus's new 'Networked Nation' policy at a school. Peter doesn't even know how to right-click a mouse and would rather be celebrating his wedding anniversary, but Stewart Pearson won't hear otherwise. So Fergus is left in charge of drawing up a list of staff redundancies, and Terri Coverley is pretty sure she can make Fergus's hit list if she works hard at under-performing, and finds help from an unexpected direction.

Peter's policy launch is a disaster, and the disaster recovery plan is even more of a disaster.

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Sat 8 Sep 2012 22:55

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Role Contributor
Peter MannionRoger Allam
Phil SmithWill Smith
Terri CoverleyJoanna Scanlan
Fergus WilliamsGeoffrey Streatfeild
Adam KenyonBen Willbond
Glenn CullenJames Smith
Stewart PearsonVincent Franklin
Emma MessengerOlivia Poulet
TeacherDave Florez
RajHamza Jeetoa
CharlotteJessica Henwick
JournalistManjinder Virk
JournalistGareth Tunley
JournalistAdam Tandy
JournalistDan Mersh
JournalistMartha Cope
JournalistTom Andrews
WriterSimon Blackwell
WriterTony Roche
WriterDavid Quantick
ActorRoger Drew
WriterWill Smith
WriterSean Gray
WriterArmando Iannucci
WriterDan Gaster
WriterIan Martin
DirectorNatalie Bailey
ProducerAdam Tandy
Executive ProducerArmando Iannucci