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Series 2, I thought we were onto series 3 or 4 at least.

 

1st series was Langham, 2nd sans Langham, 3rd was something about nutters I seem to remember unless that was 2nd series.

 

I'm sure there's been at least 2 though. Wikipedia will undoubtedly prove me wrong.

 

Great news anyway.

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There were originally 2 series of 3 episodes with Langham which are now known as Series 1, then there were 3 post Langham specials called Spinners and Losers, Rise of The Nutters and another one about the opposition. Langham was so good in the original series and the specials really suffered without him I thought, he really was the heart of the show, I suppose a lot of it depends on how good the woman they've got in as his replacement is. In Iannucci I trust though  :angel:

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wish they'd get langham back on board tbh

 

No chance. :lol:

 

 

Is he in jail or something?

 

Na, he's out, but I can't see a publicly funded broadcaster hiring a convicted paedo to star in a programme, like.

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wish they'd get langham back on board tbh

 

No chance. :lol:

 

 

Is he in jail or something?

 

Na, he's out, but I can't see a publicly funded broadcaster hiring a convicted paedo to star in a programme, like.

 

It's political correctness gone mad.

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wish they'd get langham back on board tbh

 

No chance. :lol:

 

 

Is he in jail or something?

 

Na, he's out, but I can't see a publicly funded broadcaster hiring a convicted paedo to star in a programme, like.

 

It's political correctness gone mad.

 

 

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Maybe they can write him in as an MP who's public standing fell immeasurably upon his conviciton for posessing indecent images of children.

 

Enough time has passed I think.

 

Oh, aye. I bet there wouldn't even be a single complaint.

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Maybe they can write him in as an MP who's public standing fell immeasurably upon his conviciton for posessing indecent images of children.

 

Enough time has passed I think.

 

Oh, aye. I bet there wouldn't even be a single complaint.

 

 

 

it will be fine, i heard there going to make Barrymore a pool attendant aswell.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2009/oct/15/thick-of-it-malcolm-tucker

 

The Thick of It: top ten Malcolm Tucker moments

 

Armando Iannucci's part-improvised political comedy about the inner workings of New(ish) Labour, The Thick of It, returns to TV next week – this time with a proper run of eight episodes and a prime-time Saturday night slot on BBC2.

 

The new series begins on the day of a cabinet reshuffle and a new minister for the Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship in the form of Nicola Murray (played by queen of twisted middle-class women Rebecca Front) a back-bencher so low down the pecking order her appointment is likened to a dinner lady presenting the tenth series of the Big Breakfast.

 

The best reason to tune in though is to witness the further adventures of Malcolm Tucker, Peter Capaldi's lethal Scottish enforcer of number 10's wishes, or as Murray describes him "the PM's all-swearing eye". With Tucker, The Thick of It has taken profanity, the liberal use of the word cock and the fine art of the soul-puncturing put-down to a new high.

 

So here are our 10 favourite Tucker quotes from the first series and the two spin-off specials - both of which are being repeated next week.

 

WARNING: Obvious really, but just in case … ridiculously sweary language follows below

 

Our Ten Favourite Tucker Quotes

 

• Responding to knock at his door: "Come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off."

 

• Tucker's Law (out-take from the Spinners & Losers special): "If some cunt can fuck something up, that cunt will pick the worst possible time to fucking fuck it up cause that cunt's a cunt."

 

• Moaning about minister on the phone: "He's about as much use as a marzipan dildo."

 

• To a pair of rival advisors: "Laurel and fucking Hardy! Glad you could join us. Did you manage to get that piano up the stairs OK?"

 

• Dressing down MP, Geoff Holhurst: "You're so back-bench, you've actually fucking fallen off. You're out by the fucking bins where I put you."

 

• Commenting on Ben Swain's disasterous Newsnight appearance: "All these hands all over the place! You were like a sweaty octopus trying to unhook a bra."

 

• Bollocking a communications department employee: "How much fucking shit is there on the menu and what fucking flavour is it?"

 

• Advising minister Hugh Abbot to keep up with the zeitgeist: "You've got 24 hours to sort out your policy on EastEnders, right? Or you're for the halal butchers."

 

• Note passed to assistant Jamie during meeting with blue sky thinker Julius Nicholson: "Please could you take this note, ram it up his hairy inbox and pin it to his fucking prostate."

 

• Admonishing junior adviser Ollie Reeder to respect government property: "Feet off the furniture you Oxbridge twat, you're not on a punt now."

 

Did we miss any pearls of Tucker wisdom? Feel free to share them below.

 

 

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I guess I should get around to watching the first two series (is there a plural of series?) having seen and enjoyed the film and last night's episode.

 

The voiceover guy at the beginning ballsed up, as there's only been one series but also a few (2 or 3?) specials.  I bought the 1st series and watched the specials on telly / YouTube.

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