8.7
739 votes
The Thick of It

The Thick of It

BBC Two 2005

Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Thick of It

The Thick of It - S4E1

#1 - Networked Nation

7.63

Season 4 - Episode 1

Peter Mannion, the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, gets told to launch his Coalition partner Fergus's new 'Networked Nation' policy at a school.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 138 votes.

The Thick of It - S3E4

#2 - Episode 4

7.73

Season 3 - Episode 4

The civil servants at DoSAC are preparing for a visit from the DoSAC shadow minister Peter Mannion. For Mannion and his team, this informal pre-election briefing is a good opportunity to measure up for new curtains. For Terri Coverley, this principally means putting on a bit more make-up. For Nicola Murray, it is simply another distraction on a day when nothing seems to be going right. All she really wants to do is get Glenn and Olly to kick-start the Fourth Sector Pathfinder Initiative. And then she gets a call.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 126 votes.

The Thick of It - S1E1

#3 - Episode 1

7.82

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 305 votes.

#4 - Episode 2

7.82

Season 2 - Episode 2

There's a reshuffle in the offing and the PM's new 'blue skies' advisor is making trouble...

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 142 votes.

The Thick of It - S1E2

#5 - Episode 2

7.84

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 217 votes.

The Thick of It - S1E3
#6 - Episode 3
7.86
Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 183 votes.

The Thick of It - S3E1
#7 - Episode 1
7.99
Season 3 - Episode 1

Reshuffle day at Number 10. When the job at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship is turned down by everybody else, there is no option but to promote unknown quantity Nicola Murry to the Cabinet. The downside is she is very keen, has a husband who works for a company that has government contracts, has an 11-year-old about to go to a private school and is about to face the media at a crucial by-election poster launch. Something will have to be done.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 146 votes.

The Thick of It - S4E2
#8 - New Advisor
8.00
Season 4 - Episode 2

With Glenn gone, Nicola Murray is busy breaking in her new policy advisor, Helen Hatley. When Helen is accidentally photographed holding notes from an ideas meeting, Nicola is understandably angry.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 128 votes.

The Thick of It - S3E3
#9 - Episode 3
8.02
Season 3 - Episode 3

Nicola Murray is stuck in an Eastbourne hotel bedroom with nothing but a laptop, a printer and a tiny kettle while she and Olly try to finish her speech for the annual party conference. It's not going well. But Glenn has brought in his secret weapon - Julie Price, tragic widow, people's champion and regional photo opportunity. Is this the breakthrough they need, or the start of a tug-of-Julie with Malcolm Tucker?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 133 votes.

#10 - Episode 2
8.04
Season 3 - Episode 2

Nicola Murray MP has only been secretary of state for just over a week, but already there is press speculation on how long she will last. And now someone at the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship has completely wiped the immigration records of 170,672 people. Who's going to get the blame, who will have to break the news to Malcolm and how will Nicola get through lunch with the staff of the Guardian without revealing the scale of the latest disaster?

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Thick of It from 135 votes.

Last updated: jan 13, 2021

Comments

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This is one of the most funniest TV shows I've seen, with many iconic moments that make you laugh out loud. Peter Capaldi and the rest of the cast is brilliant, and no matter how many times I rewatch scenes or episodes, it will always make me laugh!

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House of Cards meets This is Spinal Tap. It couldn't get any fucking better

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"Oh, well, I am just de shadow chancellor." You never want the dialogues to finish. The greatest political satire.

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