Thick Of It, The: Seasons 1 - 4
The inspiration behind the Academy Award nominated film In The Loop and the HBO original series Veep, the original UK series The Thick Of It smashes its way through the corridors of power in a bulldozer of amusing slip-ups and sharp satire. This hilarious series chronicles the blunders of the fictitious Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship, a ministry barely registering on the national radar.
In this Department, every announcement is followed by a whirlwind of U-turns; every policy is a scramble; and every mishap is met with abuse from the Prime Minister's policy enf-rcer, Malcolm Tucker. Successive ministers (Hugh Abbot and Nicola Murray) and their backroom team lie, backstab, and hopelessly bluff their way through crises, Prime Ministerial resignations and possible election dates - only thankful that Shadow minister, Peter Mannion also has little idea what is going on... Garlanded with race reviews and packed with awards, this irreverent, brilliantly swear-filled, and painfully funny series should not be missed!