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Political comedy. When the job at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship is turned down by everybody else, unknown quantity Nicola Murray is promoted to the Cabinet.

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 13 Jun 2019 22:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Malcolm Tucker Peter Capaldi
Ollie Reeder Chris Addison
Glenn Cullen James Smith
Terri Coverley Joanna Scanlan
Nicola Murray Rebecca Front
Ed Rory Kinnear
Doug Hayes Pearce Quigley
Writer Simon Blackwell
Writer Tony Roche
Writer Armando Iannucci
Writer Sean Gray
Writer Ian Martin
Writer Jesse Armstrong
Writer Roger Drew
Writer Will Smith
Producer Adam Tandy
Director Armando Iannucci

Broadcasts

  • Sat 24 Oct 2009 22:10
  • Tue 27 Oct 2009 23:30
  • Thu 29 Oct 2009 23:30
  • Sat 16 Jan 2010 23:30
  • Thu 17 Jun 2010 22:20
  • Thu 14 Jun 2012 22:00
  • Thu 13 Jun 2019 22:30

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Dark political comedy set in the corridors of British government.