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Absolutely brilliant program. Malcolm Tucker is a work of genius. Not seen tonights episode yet, but shall catch up on iPlayer.

'Happy Birthday C*nt'

Fantastic.

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The political era it captured so well in the beginning has died off and the programme just isn't as cutting or relevant as before. The first two episodes of series 3, or at least as much as I watched of either, just come off as the Malcolm Tucker Show. Lots of inept civil servants worrying about the arrival of a single effective character.

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The political era it captured so well in the beginning has died off and the programme just isn't as cutting or relevant as before. The first two episodes of series 3, or at least as much as I watched of either, just come off as the Malcolm Tucker Show. Lots of inept civil servants worrying about the arrival of a single effective character.

Watch more.

This whole series is about the demise of Tucker's era. I agree with your assessment of the first two episodes, but they only serve to highlight the change in tone that occurs in later episodes.

Watch episodes 6 & 7 if you want quick rebuttals to your points.

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The political era it captured so well in the beginning has died off and the programme just isn't as cutting or relevant as before. The first two episodes of series 3, or at least as much as I watched of either, just come off as the Malcolm Tucker Show. Lots of inept civil servants worrying about the arrival of a single effective character.

That's what I thought. The first series and the specials were utter brilliance. Had the right balance of Tucker to actual politics. This series seems to be a bit Tucker heavy. That said, I like the character so much that it hasn't put me off the show and I am still really enjoying it. It's just not the same focus as before. The other characters aren't as developed as I'd like (Rebecca Front's character takes up a lot of screen time without being that interesting, although I quite like her some of her middle class mennerisms) but the dialogue is still as great as ever. The Richard Bacon episode has been my favourite so far.

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It's the only TV show that I regularly watch. Just so fucking good. Some of Tucker's best moments are his non-sweary jokes, like the Stephen Hawking one last week.

This series has improved steadily, to the extent that episode seven may well have been my favourite ever.

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Watched In the Loop the other night and thought it was ace. I love the fact that the other guy like him was Scottish too and was equally up to the swearing.

F star star cunt

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Just watched the episode where Malcolm gets sacked on BBC4 and can say my above opinion was emphatically confirmed. It's properly bad. Perhaps Ianucci is finished? He's had a good innings in British satire.

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i watched in the loop this week and was so impressed that i'm renting the thick of it on dvd, dunno how it passed me by but not watching as much telly this days.

never liked yes minister have to admit!!!

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The Thick Of It has always been the Malcolm Tucker show, Kimy. It's based around spin. Who is the spin doctor in the show? Malcolm Tucker.

And well done on your subtle use of spoiler tags...o_O

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