Articles Tagged 'The Thick of It'

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‘The Thick of It’: Where You Can See Them Now

Show creator Armando Iannucci‘s political satire The Thick of It, starring Doctor Who‘s Peter Capaldi, first aired on BBC Four in 2005, coming to an end in 2012. BBC America will be airing the fourth and final season on September 6 (first four episodes) between 1am and 3am and September 13 (final three episodes) between 12:45am […]

Steptoe and Son

6 American Sitcoms Based on British Originals

Back in November, the Anglophenia video channel pulled together a comprehensive list of all of the American TV shows that were given a dusting down and a glittering up for an American audience. Some were huge hit shows on both sides of the Atlantic, but featured a cast list that would’ve been unrecognizable to fans […]

John Oliver and John Stewart

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

No. Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why they’re so good at acting, and why they’re always telling everyone […]


‘Veep’ Fans: A Guide to Armando Iannucci’s Comedy

This Sunday, the political comedy Veep makes a welcome return to HBO, expertly guided once more by the sure hand of Armando Iannucci. For over 20 years, Armando has been making comedy out of the twin monsters of media and politics, starting on radio, with the spoof news show On The Hour, and then making the […]

Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci: “I Want To Write A ‘Doctor Who’ Episode”

We already know that comedy writers make good Doctor Who writers – Douglas Adams, Mark Gatiss, Richard Curtis, to name but three – so amid all the global hoo-hah over whether Peter Jackson will get to direct an episode, let’s spare a moment to create our own little extra hoo-hah (technically a Who-hah) over the […]

The Office

Ten Of Britain’s Funniest Workplaces

Sitcoms often work best when they present characters stuck in a situation they feel unable to get out of, try as they might. And while there is a lot of scope for this kind of thing in the home, the best examples can be found in offices and kitchens and other working environments. Y’know, the […]


Colin Morgan Cast in Magical Role

Merlin star Colin Morgan will be playing the sly spirit Ariel in the production of The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe, reports The Independent. Morgan will be joined in the production by The Thick of It star Roger Allam who will play the magician Prospero. Morgan’s character, Ariel, is bound to serve Prospero as he saved […]

The Astonishing (And Very Sweary) Lineage of ‘Veep’

On April 22, HBO is showing a new TV comedy called Veep, in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. She soon finds that she’s out of her depth among Washington’s political chicanery and the constant media intrusion that comes with […]

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