THE THICK OF IT SEASON 4 EPISODE 5
UK / BBC-2 / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 13 October 2012 @ 9.45pm
Series: The Thick Of It
Season 4 Episode 5
Directed by Chris Addison. Devised and produced by Armando Iannucci. Produced by Adam Tandy
Roger Allam, Rebecca Front, Peter Capaldi, Vincent Franklin, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan, James Smith, Olivia Poulet, Will Smith, Ben Willbond, Rebecca Gethings
Armando Iannucci’s award-winning, seven part political comedy series The Thick Of It continues. In episode five, with Nicola Murray and Peter Mannion both on the back foot after the unravelling of the key-worker housing sell-off policy, there’s inevitably going to be a scramble for the moral high-ground while the smelly floodwater of scandal is lapping round their toes.
In fact, several people are calling for some sort of inquiry. Everyone wants to spin the story, and everyone wants their own version of the story out there, by fair means or foul. But as more and more fingers get pointed, the bigger the scandal becomes, finally threatening to implicate everybody. And in amongst it all, the department is trying to launch the new Carers Pass.