Monday, 16 July 2012

Peter Capaldi: The Thick Of It returns to BBC Two

It has been described as the 21st century's answer to Yes Minister and won several Baftas. Now Armando Iannucci's political satire is back.

The BBC has announced that a fourth series will be aired on BBC Two this autumn.

The series is made up of seven 30 minute episodes and will see Roger Allam returning in his role as Peter Mannion MP alonside Peter Capaldi as the foul mouthed press secretary Malcolm Tucker and Rebecca Front as Nicola Murray MP.

Chris Addison, Joana Scanlan and Olivia Poulet all also return as part of the ensemble cast.

BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow said of the announcement: "I am delighted to welcome The Thick Of It back to BBC Two. It is an essential part of the BBC Two comedy offering this year. A new Coalition government, what better time for a new series of The Thick Of It."

This series will cover 'unchartered territory' according to Iannucci: "a new Coalition Government, and Malcolm and Nicola fretting in the wings. For the first time too a storyline takes us all the way through the series right to the bitter, bitter end, with Government and Opposition convulsed in an incident that questions every political convention imaginable, but in a funny way."

Source: The Telegraph

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