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The Thick of It

Season 1 2005

  • 2005-05-19T20:55:00Z on BBC Two
  • 30 mins
  • 1 hour, 27 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy

The Thick of It is a British comedy television series that satirises the inner workings of modern British government. It was first broadcast in 2005, initially with a small cast focussing on a government minister, his advisers and their spin-doctor. The cast was significantly expanded to coincide with Christmas and Gordon Brown's appointment as prime minister in 2007, which saw a number of new characters forming the opposition party. These characters continued for its third series in 2009, and the fourth and final series about a coalition government was broadcast in Autumn 2012.

3 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2005-05-19T20:55:00Z — 29 mins

Hugh Abbot is the Minister for Social Affairs and he's facing a policy crisis; his 'Snooper Squad' idea has been vetoed which leaves him with just forty minutes to come up with a new policy.

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2005-05-26T20:55:00Z — 29 mins

Hugh enlists the help of a focus group to help him make a decision between two policies.

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2005-06-02T20:55:00Z — 29 mins

An empty London flat threatens the future of a potential Housing Bill. Dan Miller is getting plenty of media-attention for his work on the bill, which is creating a degree of envy.