The Thick Of It: DVD Review
The Thick Of It: Series one and Two
Released by BBC
The TV series which
spawned the truly brilliant In The Loop film, this is a satire about the inner
workings of the British government.
Langham as an inept minister, the series focuses on the fictional ministry of
social affairs where policy changes as quickly as the weather. Episodes see the
department forced to come up with policy in 40 minutes, focus groups and cabinet
reshuffles. But it's a case of the entire cast underplaying their roles,
combined with shaky cam that give this a verite feel and deliver such mirth.
However, it's Peter Capaldi as the vicious potty
mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker who shines in this series which will appeal
to those who loved Yes Minister and who love smart UK comedies.
Extras: Commentaries, bonus scenes, script guides.