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Retro Recap: “The Thick of It,” Episode 3.02

If Nicola Murray thought that dealing with Malcolm’s baptism of fire was rough, I’d like to warn her that it was only the beginning. With the new minister installed at her post and the department no longer in upheaval, the time is right for another crisis! And what a crisis it is – a large amount […]

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Retro Recap: The Thick of It, “Spinners and Losers – Part Two”

Today we focus on the second part of the second special of The Thick of It. If you remember, the first special, "The Rise of the Nutters," showed the climate surrounding Government as the Prime Minister was preparing to resign. Everyone seemed to want to know when he was departing so they could make peace […]

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Retro Recap: The Thick of It, “Spinners and Losers – Part One”

Here we are at the second of The Thick of It’s two hour-long special episodes, titled “Spinners and Losers.” If you’ll remember, “The Rise of the Nutters” depicted the rush around Whitehall to garner favor with the new group of rising politicians, the supporters of Tom Davis who were known as “Nutters.” As that special ended, […]

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Retro Recap: The Thick of It, “The Rise of the Nutters — Part Two”

As you may remember, last week’s recap took on the first half of “The Rise of the Nutters,” an hour-long special episode of The Thick of It. This week we return to that episode to see how Malcolm is faring with positioning himself for the change of government, how Ollie is faring with his girlfriend, […]

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Retro Recap: The Thick of It, “The Rise of the Nutters”

Now that The Thick of It has wrapped up its final new episodes, this recap column will turn back to its retro episodes once again. The last time I covered retro episodes, it was the end of season two, which saw Hugh’s department in a new building and Hugh dealing with a lot of cock-ups […]

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New Show Recap: “The Thick of It,” 4.07

Here we are at the end of The Thick of It, the final episode that will ever include this dysfunctional band of politicians and civil servants. Much has been written about this final episode, including a lovely blog post by Chris Addison, who plays Ollie Reeder in the show. This show has meant a lot […]

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Retro Recap: “The Thick of It,” Episode 2.02 & Episode 2.03

Welcome to the final recap of The Thick of It before season four of the show is released. There has been a lot of buzz in the past two weeks regarding photos from the new season and more details about what will happen in the episodes. I hope you’re as excited as I am. Since […]