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In the Loop

Armando Iannucci's political satire about a British minister who backs military action and becomes popular in Washington. With Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini.

When British Secretary of State for International Development Simon Foster accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington DC.

If Simon and his entourage of one can get in with the right DC people, and if they can stop the PM's chief spin doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, then maybe they can halt the war.

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1 hour, 41 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Sat 7 Sep 2019 23:30


Role Contributor
Malcolm Tucker Peter Capaldi
Lt Gen George Miller James Gandolfini
Simon Foster Tom Hollander
Toby Wright Chris Addison
Judy Molloy Gina McKee
Paul Michaelson Steve Coogan
Liza Weld Anna Chlumsky
Karen Clark Mimi Kennedy
Linton Barwick David Rasche
Suzy Douglas Olivia Poulet
Roz Joanna Scanlan
Mrs Michaelson Rita May
Civil Servant Harry Hadden-Paton
Malcolm's Secretary Samantha Harrington
Director Armando Iannucci
Writer Armando Iannucci
Writer Jesse Armstrong
Writer Simon Blackwell
Writer Tony Roche
Producer Kevin Loader
Producer Adam Tandy
Executive Producer Christine Langan


  • Sun 7 Mar 2010 22:00
  • Sun 10 Jul 2011 22:35
  • Sun 10 Jul 2011 22:45
  • Sat 6 Jul 2013 22:45
  • Sat 6 Jul 2013 23:15
  • Tue 12 Nov 2013 23:00
  • Sat 16 May 2015 23:45
  • Sat 7 Sep 2019 23:30

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