The Thick of It: Season 4 (2012)


Season 4
The Thick of It

Critics Consensus

Armando Ianucci's gloriously profane satire concludes at the peak of its dyspeptic hilarity, combining its withering eye for political machinations and its Shakespearean flow of curse words to deliver a harrowingly funny sendoff.

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Critic Ratings: 16

92%

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User Ratings: 41

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Air date: Sep 8, 2012

Peter Mannion, the secretary of State for social affairs, is told to launch his Coalition partner Fergus' new Networked Nation policy at a school.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2012

With Glenn gone, Nicola Murray is busy breaking in her new policy advisor, Helen Hatley; when Helen is accidentally photographed holding notes from an ideas meeting, Nicola is understandably angry.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2012

Stewart Pearson holds a "Thought Camp" at a remote country house hotel, as the perfect way to re-engage the party with the creative cloudscape.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2012

With Nicola safely on a train to attend the party's Here 2 Hear event in Bradford, Malcolm is free to launch his latest plot against the leader of the opposition.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2012

After the unraveling of the key worker housing sell-off policy, both government and opposition scramble for the moral high ground.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2012

Ministers and aides are summoned to give evidence at Lord Goolding's inquiry into the events involving Tickel's death.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2012

As the fallout from the enquiry starts to take its toll, the everyday problems of government continue unabated.

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Critic Reviews for The Thick of It: Season 4

Audience Reviews for The Thick of It: Season 4

  • Mar 19, 2020
    By far the funniest show I have ever seen - the profanities of Tucker and crew are Glasgow humour at its very best
  • Feb 26, 2019
    One of the rare examples of a series getting consistently better as it goes on. Series 4 is a masterclass.
  • Jul 11, 2014
    Though it didn't shoot out of the gate (the first two episodes are rather shrug-inducing), The Thick of It: Season 4 goes out on the highest of notes. The final two episodes are both emotionally resonant and powerfully written. There are two absolutely fantastic moments in the final episode: Glenn going out with a bang, and the "job interview" between Malcolm and Ollie. Fantastic stuff! 9/10
  • Jun 21, 2014
    The weakest season of the series (so far) with a poor chemistry between the cast, complicatedly parallel plot with confusing script and directing. A more cynical Malcolm Tucker cannot help either, naturally.

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