Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Thick Of It - Series 4

It’s amazing to think that we now live in a world where a 140 character post on a social networking site can become the source of a news story, but the advent of twitter has made this a reality from which we will now more than likely never come back from.

I’m not saying this is a bad thing because this direct line to celebrities and people we admire means that the public, fans (and stalkers) are now more up to date on what their idols are doing than ever.

Case in point is the announcement this week from all round comedy God Armando Iannucci (via twitter – what else?) that the brilliant political satire The Thick of It has been re-commissioned for a fourth series by the BBC.

“Hello.In answer to all those who've been asking, a new series of The Thick of It is commissioned and work begins on scripts next month.”

Iannucci wrote on twitter on Thursday.

Great news for fans of comedy; and just to put the icing on the cake for comedy-lovers came the news the same day that the BBC had finally cancelled the heinous My Family after eleven dire years of utterly gash middle-class ‘comedy’.

It has been suggested that this new series of The Thick of It will satirise the coalition government with the incomparable Malcolm Tucker (a Golden Globe-worthy Peter Capaldi) banging his head against the wall in opposition.

The Thick of It is considered by many to be the most spot-on evaluation of the new Labour regime produced during their political dominance of the last 15 years. With the coalition so unpopular at present I can only imagine what Iannucci and co. will have up their sleeve for Messrs Cameron & Clegg and their band of merry men.


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