The Thick of It

Series 4 - Episode 7

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Fallout from last week’s inquiry is inevitable, particularly when we saw Malcolm as we’ve never seen him before: hunted, on the run and lost for words. So, as the series ends, everyone at DoSac is feeling the pressure of the revelations into the Tickell debacle/tragedy.

Communications are clipped to nonexistent as the government’s problems continue. In one last desperate throw of the dice, Malcolm (Peter Capaldi) sends shiny Dan Miller on a fact-finding mission.

About this programme

7/7. The Home Office has cut police numbers and created a huge backlog of paperwork, while managing to shift the blame to DoSAC for the problems. Malcolm suggests that Dan Miller is sent on a fact-finding mission to a police station as it will make the Government look unresponsive. Or does he have another motive?

Cast and crew

Cast

Terri Coverley
Joanna Scanlan
Emma Messinger
Olivia Poulet
Phil Smith
Will Smith
Fergus Williams
Geoffrey Streatfeild
Adam Kenyon
Ben Willbond
Glenn Cullen
James Smith
Peter Mannion
Roger Allam
Oliver Reeder
Chris Addison
Dan Miller
Tony Gardner
Malcolm Tucker
Peter Capaldi
Sam
Samantha Harrington
Stewart Pearson
Vincent Franklin
Mary Drake
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Nicola Murray
Rebecca Front
Helen Hatley
Rebecca Gethings
Declan
Michael Colgan
Malcolm's solicitor
Greg Fraser
Desk sergeant
Colin Mace
Superintendent
Adam Stevens
Prisoner
Adam G Goodwin
Police officer
Michael Gould
Journalist
Dan Mersh

Crew

Director
Tony Roche
Producer
Adam Tandy
Producer
Armando Iannucci
Writer
Tony Roche
Categories
Comedy

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