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Chris Addison plays Ollie in the The Thick Of It
The Thick Of It scores hat trick

By staff Political comedy The Thick Of It has come home with three awards from the Bafta television awards. The political satire won best sitcom at Sunday night’s ceremony. Lead actors Rebecca Front and Peter Capaldi, who plays foul mouthed director of communications Malcom Tucker, also came back with awards. Programme creator Armando Iannucci… Read more »

David Dimbleby presented the programme yesterday evening
Question Time tiff prompts Downing Street fight with the BBC

By Ian Dunt Downing Street took the remarkable step of refusing to field a Cabinet minister on last night’s Question Time after it objected to the presence of Alastair Campbell on the panel. The government insisted on the removal of Mr Campbell, former director of communications to Tony Blair, because he was not a member… Read more »