20 6 / 2012
Parliamentary journalists were treated to a special showing of Armando Iannucci’s new TV series Veep, set in the office of a fictional US Vice-President. Talking afterwards, Iannucci, pictured below, said shooting was complete on what is likely to be the final series of The Thick Of It, in which the hard-swearing spin doctor Malcolm Tucker and his politician, Nicola Murray, are in opposition, and Peter Mannion – one of the less obnoxious characters in the series – is in government. It is a Coalition government, involving a third party known as The Inbetweeners.
There is also a spin doctor who may or may not resemble Andy Coulson."
This show is actually going to fucking kill me, I swear to God.
I swear to god, every other phone conversation I have with my dad, he asks me when The Thick of It is coming back. This has probably been going on for a year. I always say “I don’t know! I don’t even know if it’s ever coming back! Who can say? British television is coy like that!”
In short, I have a phone call to make.