Series four of The Thick Of It is a BBC In-house production that is produced and devised by Armando Iannucci, comprising seven 30-minute episodes to air this autumn on BBC Two.
Government embarrassment, ministerial cock-up, Coalition rows, backroom deals, policy U-turns, spin-doctoring, political back-stabbing, wild media speculation, and more time spent with one’s family, it can only be the eagerly anticipated return of The Thick Of It.
Roger Allam returns as Peter Mannion MP, the new Secretary of State for The Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship (DOSAC), supported by his team of special advisors, commanded by Number 10’s Director of Communications Stewart Pearson (Vincent Franklin) and thwarted by his new Coalition partner, DOSAC’s Junior Minister Fergus Williams MP (Geoffrey Streatfeild).
Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy, BBC, says: “I’m excited to see The Thick Of It return to our screens. With an outstanding cast and team, it is still at the bleeding edge of British politics, one of the freshest and most biting satires you’ll find on TV. No other show could coin the term ‘Omnishambles’ and see it become part of the political lexicon.”