‘The Thick Of It’ has always been flexible and changed with the times, and this final season fell just a year or two after the coalition government was formed, and this season explores that greatly, with the plot split evenly between the cast of characters we have been used to following, and another set of characters who form one side of the coalition.
While it’s a shame we can’t follow the adventures of Malcolm and co constantly like usual, it almost makes the scenes when they do appear even more effective, and the new cast of characters do a good job.
This season feels like a big experiment built on the good will of previous seasons, and the hour long ‘hearing’ episode gives us real fascinating insight into the characters and a chance to look back on the events that we’ve seen.
It is as well written as a show could possibly be, and the talent involved have all gone on to brilliant careers.
As for Peter Capaldi, he will forever be immortalised as the man with some of the greatest one liners in British history.
Rating = 4/5