The Thick of It (UK)

Season 2 Episode 5

Part Two: Spinners And Losers

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Aired Saturday 9:55 PM Jul 03, 2007 on BBC Two
9.4
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Malcolm Tucker's political career is hanging by a thread. He has just seventeen hours to prove to everyone that he has what it takes to retain hs position of power, and it's going to be the longest night of his life.

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  • With the Prime Minister's shock resignation,foul-mouthed spin doctor & number cruncher Malcolm Tucker finds himself on the backfoot fighting for his political life.Will Malcolm survive & who will be the winners & losers?moreless

    9.5
    Because of the cracking pace of this episode it is recommended that more than one viewing be undertaken in order to catch all the high voltage dialogue & re-visit the numerous twists & turns that unfold.To be honest,at first glance this doesn't have the same cleverness as 'The Rise of The Nutters' but there are some stand out performances by the some of the most unlikeliest of characters.



    Julius Nicholson,for example,turns in his most impressive performance to date displaying an almost annoying sense of calm amidst all the chaos.So much so that both Malcolm & Jamie resort to not only their usual verbal assaults but almost come to blows with Julius in one of this episodes' highlights.



    Glenn Cullen has an uncharacteristic meltdown when it appears that his services may no longer be required & the chemistry between him & Julius is quite fascinating,given their previous history.



    Meanwhile,Ollie is copping it from all sides & manages to implicate Angela,his journalist ex-girlfriend,for the umpteenth time.One wonders why she continues to put up with it!



    On the whole,'Spinners and Losers' gets better with repeated viewings which is generally a sign of good writing & well produced television.moreless
Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards

Ben Swain

Guest Star

Tony Gardner

Tony Gardner

Dan Miller

Guest Star

Paul Higgins

Paul Higgins

Jamie

Guest Star

Alex MacQueen

Alex MacQueen

Julius Nicholson

Recurring Role

Polly Kemp

Polly Kemp

Robyn Murdoch

Recurring Role

Lucinda Raikes

Lucinda Raikes

Angela Heaney

Recurring Role

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