The Thick of It (UK)

Season 2 Episode 1

Series 2 Episode 1

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Aired Saturday 9:55 PM Oct 20, 2005 on BBC Two
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A ministerial visit goes horribly wrong for Hugh. Only Malcolm can help, but is he inclined to do so?

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  • Hugh's visit to a factory is a disaster,Ollie is 'promoted' to work at No.10 & Glenn's temper gets him into strife.

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    On the strength of Ollie Reader having 'slept with the Opposition',he finds himself seconded by Malcolm to work at No.10,however,this isn't as glamourous as it sounds.Thinking he has been promoted for his policy ideas Ollie bounces into his new 'office' only to discover his job consists entirely of him infiltrating the Opposition via his new girlfriend,an Opposition staffer.And if we thought Malcolm's language was colourful that's nothing compared to the backroom team at No.10!



    Hugh's visit to a factory in his electorate is an absolute disaster due mainly to an aggrieved employee who is looking for some Government assistance in caring for her elderly & incontinent mother.When Hugh palms her off to Glenn (who eventually palms her off to Ollie) things go from bad to worse as Glenn loses his temper & swears at the woman which is captured on audio by a local news team.Ollie unwittingly drops Glenn further into the mire when he allows Malcolm to use a photo of Glenn,taken on his mobile 'phone earlier that day,to accompany the TV news story.As Hugh comments later 'I look bad,but you sound bad'.



    The machinations & backstabbing that are part & parcel of life in the political arena,especially behind the scenes,are cleverly encapsulated in this episode & if you can cope with very explicit language you will find much to enjoy & indeed much to laugh out loud about here.moreless
Di Botcher

Di Botcher

Pauline McKendrick

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Robert Portal

Robert Portal

Mark Davies

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Paul Higgins

Paul Higgins

Jamie

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Polly Kemp

Polly Kemp

Robyn Murdoch

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Graeme Mearns

Graeme Mearns

Frankie

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