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RE: The Thick Of It - Series 2 starts Sat 24th October,... - 14/10/2012 11:34:58 AM   
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Best of the series so far for me, the way things starting to interweave - and yeah high drama and tension as well as brilliant belly laughs.


It was excellent again, it just manages to maintain high standards, I think the last episode was still my favourite, but this was very, very close. But really the whole thing is the proverbial case of choosing which child you love the most. One thing I always like about the programme is it's ability to take it's characters to the depths without turning on the eye's behind fingers cringe factor.


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I'm a late convert to this, I have missed out on something truly amazing. Luckily Virgin Media have put the series on the on demand service. except they pulled series 3 for some reason, the BASTARDS!


I don't have Virgin Media, do they have the specials on there, which are generally known as season 3.

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 14/10/2012 11:39:11 AM   
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HMV have been selling boxset including the first three series and specials for 15 recently.

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RE: The Thick Of It - Series 2 starts Sat 24th October,... - 14/10/2012 12:19:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: deniseA

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ORIGINAL: Rhubarb

Best of the series so far for me, the way things starting to interweave - and yeah high drama and tension as well as brilliant belly laughs.


It was excellent again, it just manages to maintain high standards, I think the last episode was still my favourite, but this was very, very close. But really the whole thing is the proverbial case of choosing which child you love the most. One thing I always like about the programme is it's ability to take it's characters to the depths without turning on the eye's behind fingers cringe factor.



On a similar point, I like just how bad they are making it for the politicians this time around. It felt that in previous series that they could balls up again and again and again but it would be in a minor, comical way because they are locked in that completely forgettable department. But (reflecting real life again I guess) this time around there appears to be genuinely giant consequences to people messing up.

Can't wait to see Malcom in front of Leveson next week.

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RE: The Thick Of It - Series 2 starts Sat 24th October,... - 14/10/2012 2:21:13 PM   
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Great again last night. Malcolm was great and during his final exchange with Nicola he was really brutal. I loved that scene. Next week looks like it coulr be great and it's an hour long special... brilliant! Does anyone know if the following weeks final show will be an extended hour long too?

As for availability on Virgin Media, I've just checked and it has Series 1 (3 episodes), 2 (three episodes) and the two specials (from Xmas/New Year? Cant recall). No series 3 though.

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 14/10/2012 2:24:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Spectre

HMV have been selling boxset including the first three series and specials for 15 recently.


It's even less at selected Tesco stores. I got mine for 11.

Best episode of the series so far last night, was great to see Malcolm Tucker back at bastardly-bollocking level. It was fast-paced and furious last night with some truly excellent moments -

"Pretty white knuckle stuff ey Peter? Gets the adrenaline pumping, well if it can squeeze past all the port and stilton...."
"Shut the fuck up you prancing shit."

"You're a bit late Mr Chop, you've already had your chips."
"That's precisely the kind of reason why I wouldn't let you go on the One Show." (I don't know about everyone else but I love the sprinkling of cultural references, especially in the last two series!)

"In that space of time Apple have launched three i-phones, two i-pads and they're boss is a fucking dead guy."

"Robyn, I know that's you're name, because I've just looked at it on the top of a redundancy list."

"I'm a world expert on Peter Mannion. From his pin number to his inside leg measurement. I don't have anything else, that's my life. I don't have any friends. I haven't had sex for five years. I'm not going to get pregnant...........I'm never going to get anyone pregnant, whereas she, she's a baby bomb, she's going to go off one day all over the office!"



Next week's enquiry episode looks great already, especially with the unveiling of certain surnames, some of which we knew some of which we didn't but just from the deer-in-headlights look on Robyn's face during the preview (I, Robyn..............Murdoch) it's going to be very funny!

Still by far and wide the best thing on British television currently.

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 14/10/2012 4:08:03 PM   
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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 14/10/2012 6:29:35 PM   
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That was an absolutely brilliant episode!!!

"It's like my dick is covered in bread crumbs and the pigeons are circling!"

I actually felt sorry for Nicola at the end, can't wait for next week, looks fantastic!

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 15/10/2012 9:51:22 AM   
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Can't wait for Saturdays episode looks like it'll be one of the best!

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 15/10/2012 10:46:30 PM   
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poor Glen. Classic Tucker. Why say "no" when you can eviscerate someone?

I bet Homer is a big fan of Nicola Murray. Bet he loves a woman that knows how to use an apostrophe.

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 16/10/2012 3:31:17 AM   
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Adam is quickly becoming one of my favourite characters as well![

"Hey 2000 year-old man, why did you send the whole fucking e-mail!?"

Love Fergus little bit in response to Adam's "brilliant bullshitter" bit after getting Glen to leak the Tickel joke email's.

"Yeah, well, two years of working for npower. You get pretty good at it."

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 3:09:05 AM   
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Some of my favourite Thick of it quotes:

When the last 7 months of immigration statistics have been lost/deleted....when they're all wondering if Malcolm knows or not.

Robin: Malcolm...do you know....the best way to fix a paper jam?"

Malcolm: "I don't know...kill a kid an hour until it sorts itself out?"


Peter Mannion reading the feedback on his own blog:

Peter (reading): "How are the maintenance payments on your bastard going? Christ! That was 12 years ago!"


Jamie, to Peter:

"So, it's Peter Onion isn't it? I can never remember. Were you the enforced abortion, or the love child?"

Peter looks around...

"I was the love child...I was always the quiet one."

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 3:26:21 AM   
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Nicola: "you still don't knock, do you Malcolm?"

Malcolm: "yeah, well that's my time with the Haitian death squads for you."

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 3:34:37 AM   
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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 3:36:03 AM   
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"well, it's a difficult time for print journalists. I read that on the internet."

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 3:47:06 AM   
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Peter Manion on modernity: "I'm "modern". I say "black" instead of "coloured" I think women are a good thing. I've nothing against gays. Some of them are actually very well turned out...especially the men. Christ! Churchill won the Second World War without googling once. I spent 44 years of my life without knowing what humus was...and it turned out ok...I feel like I spent the last 2 years of my life feeling out-dated because I couldn't programme a video player or knowing what pokemon was which."

Phil: "You own a video player?"

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 3:51:36 AM   
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"Glen's downstairs!"

"Hoddle? Miller? Close? Morangie?"

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 4:02:28 AM   
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Ben Swain: "it was like one of those nightmares where you're wandering around Covent Garden in only your vest or something."

Jamie: "oh no, it was much worse than than that. How many people see you in Covent Garden? A couple of thousand? Mate, the people that witnessed your fucking meltdown were 1.23 million. That's more people than who saw Al Jolson in his entire career. AND THAT'S FUCKING AL JOLSON!!!!"

Malcolm: "And he loves Al Jolson."

Jamie: "The Governor!"

Oliie: "Mammmmmmy!


Jamie...to Ollie: "See if you take the piss out Jolson again...I'll take your i-pod out if it's fucking nano-sheath and ram it up your fucking cock! And I'll put it on shuflle ba use of ma fucking fist!"

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 4:20:48 AM   
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Malcolm to Oliie....when Malcolm wants Ollie to leak a policy to the opposition.

Ollie: Malcolm, we are us and they are they. We can't influence them....I can't influence them. Malcolm, even you can't influence them."

"Ah, fuck that! Make a donation to Amnesty International. Make a contribution for a goat the whole village can fuck!. Go. Round.There.With.Your.Barry.White.Album.Your,Lube...and your fucking policy folder!"

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 18/10/2012 4:45:05 AM   
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Poor Robin...

This is a Malcolm speech to poor Robin...where he's telling her she's going to have to work with Jamie all night...


"You are going to bury this Watford arse-ache tonight! Because from broad-sheet to wank rags, tomorrow morning! I want pages one, two and three to be a profile on Tom looking like a political fucking colossus! Tom! Meeting the Pope. Tom! at an NHS hospital chatting to wee baldy kiddies. I want pages three, four and five to be a time-line on British politics for the last few years. And I want ME to be the centre of it! Looking fucking indispensable, and fucking benign!!!! I want page six to be fucking IS---RAEL!!!!! or some fucking nonsense. I don't want it to be some dip-shit DoSac legacy-distracting fucking COCK-UP!!!"

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 19/10/2012 8:06:14 PM   
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So, the "Tucker does Leveson" episode tomorrow is an hour long.

This makes me incredibly happy.

I'm getting some extra cans of fucking Fanta in

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 19/10/2012 8:18:10 PM   
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It might have given them the enquiry idea but a dead MOD related suicide case and the government in front of an enquiry? It's Hutton, surely?

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 12:41:54 AM   
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You know what, I got so tied up in the whole "enquiry" angle, that I forgot the actual reason for it.

I retract my former statement and reissue with the wording "Tucker does Hutton/Leveson"

I'm still equally psyched for it.

Although that may be the side effects of too much Fanta (who says subliminal advertising doesn't work?)

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 10:11:40 AM   
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It might have given them the enquiry idea but a dead MOD related suicide case and the government in front of an enquiry? It's Hutton, surely?


Whoever's the head of the select committee, we'll call it that.

Incidentally, one of my favourite lines of last week, courtesy of Mr. Manion.

"All right Terry I admit it I'm in love with you, now fuck off back to your office & organise the wedding."

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 10:15:40 AM   
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I love watching this but it's really distracting seeing them in offices where I used to go for meetings when I worked at the beeb

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 10:51:47 PM   
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God that was painful. Tucker's final speech reminded me a bit of Jimmy Corkhill's.

But did none of them know they don't note down hospital visitors anymore? Or is it different in private rooms in London hospitals?


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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 10:55:01 PM   
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That was brilliant.

I could barely watch when Tucker got caught out with Tickel's confidential information. The tension was unbearable.


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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 10:55:54 PM   
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Good job they extended that - it gave them options of just sitting on the answers and letting them stew. 

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 11:01:49 PM   
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Really good episode. Funny but sometimes really excruciating to watch.


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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 20/10/2012 11:47:31 PM   
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I hope this is on iplayer tomorrow.

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RE: The Thick of It - Series 4 starts Sat 8th Sep, BBC2... - 21/10/2012 9:13:04 AM   
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Brilliant, inventive and as you've all said, painful to watch at points (particularly when Malcolm gets caught out & everything involving Terry).

Are they doing another series after this at some point? Given how the lines of questioning went, it's difficult to see many of them being able to salvage their careers - even if the committee looks in danger of being discredited.

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