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The Thick of It

Episode #4.7 (Season 4, Episode 7)
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TV Episode | 29 min | Comedy

The witnesses from the Goolding Inquiry nervously await the result. A further crisis looms over the number of police staff being cut by the Home office, leading to a backlog of paper work and queues outside police stations. Whilst Mannion ...See moreThe witnesses from the Goolding Inquiry nervously await the result. A further crisis looms over the number of police staff being cut by the Home office, leading to a backlog of paper work and queues outside police stations. Whilst Mannion and his advisers panic, Ollie sends Dan on a fact finding mission to Lewisham police station though it is not very productive. After delivering a rant to Ollie about his inadequacy as a replacement, Tucker tries to create a smoke screen by getting himself arrested, though this also falls flat. Glenn also quits, tearing strips off his colleagues and resolving to turn himself in for perjury - though he changes his mind on the police station steps. Nicola is persuaded to give a face-saving interview with the Daily Mirror journalist who has been shadowing her, dressed as a giant pork chop, and Pearson gets the sack and everybody else is left wondering whether they will still be left in the thick of it. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Oct 27, 2012 (United Kingdom)
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Chris Addison
Oliver Reeder Oliver Reeder   See fewer
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Roger Allam
Peter Mannion Peter Mannion   See fewer
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Greg Bennett
Civil Servant Civil Servant   See fewer
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Peter Capaldi
Malcolm Tucker Malcolm Tucker   See fewer
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Vincent Franklin
Stewart Pearson Stewart Pearson   See fewer
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Greg Fraser
Tucker's solicitor Tucker's solicitor   See fewer
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Rebecca Front
Nicola Murray Nicola Murray   See fewer
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Tony Gardner
Dan Miller Dan Miller   See fewer
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Rebecca Gethings
Helen Hatley Helen Hatley   See fewer
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Adam G. Goodwin
Prisoner Prisoner   See fewer
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Michael Gould
Police officer Police officer   See fewer
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Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mary Drake Mary Drake   See fewer
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Colin Mace
Desk sergeant Desk sergeant   See fewer
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Dan Mersh
Journalist Journalist   See fewer
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Olivia Poulet
Emma Messinger Emma Messinger   See fewer
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Joanna Scanlan
Terri Coverley Terri Coverley   See fewer
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James Smith
Glenn Cullen Glenn Cullen   See fewer
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Will Smith
Phil Smith Phil Smith   See fewer
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Adam Stevens
Police superintendant Police superintendant   See fewer
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Geoffrey Streatfeild
Fergus Williams (as Geoffrey Streatfield) Fergus Williams (as Geoffrey Streatfield)   See fewer
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Ben Willbond
Adam Kenyon Adam Kenyon   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 158 votes