The Thick of It

TV Show • 2005 • Comedy  

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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
This tv show contains 10 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is a child abused?
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vincentdorian
Child abuse is implied by Malcolm Tucker when speaking of an unnamed shadow minister in Season 3 Episode 5.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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vincentdorian
Domestic violence is implied by Malcolm Tucker when talking about an unnamed shadow minister in Season 3 Episode 5.
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Is there bestiality?
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alan001
There are jokes about it.
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone gaslighted?
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Addiction
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vincentdorian
A character uses antidepressants although he is not prescribed them, and Nicola Murray mentions taking ketamine and paracetamol during two separate anxiety attacks.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Sammmmmmmmm
No, but Jamie makes an off-color joke about SA in the second special.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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vincentdorian
Terri Coverly’s father dies, though not on screen. There’s only mentions of his death.
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Does someone cheat?
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vincentdorian
Not in-series, but part of Peter Mannion’s backstory is that he cheated on his wife with a house maid, leaving the maid pregnant with a love child.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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vincentdorian
In Season 4 Episode 4, Ollie Reeder is in hospital after getting his appendix taken out.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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vincentdorian
Nicola Murray has anxiety attacks throughout the show - specifically Season 3 Episode 3 and Season 4 Episode 4.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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vincentdorian
Not shown on screen, but a character does commit suicide, which launches an inquiry into his death.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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vincentdorian
The show is filmed in the style of a docuseries, so some scenes have shakey camera movements - such as Season 1 Episode 3, when Malcolm Tucker is running to DoSaC.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Sammmmmmmmm
Only a mean-spirited reference to one.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Jethro
Not used against any lgbt people but a main part of the show is the excessive swearing which also features certain slurs
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Sammmmmmmmm
Malcolm warns that he knows about some politician who wears stockings and blackface.
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Is there hate speech?
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vincentdorian
The only explicit hate speech I can think of is when Ben Swain makes racially charged remarks to a black cleaner in Richmond Terrace (not shown on screen, but mentioned by the cleaner as she speaks to Malcolm Tucker about it). Jamie McDonald and Malcolm Tucker also make jokes about Ollie Reeder being gay (when in reality, he isn’t). These jokes are sometimes aimed at the fact that he has a girlfriend who “doesn’t mind”, however the majority of them are name-calling (i.e. “Happy New Queer” said by Jamie, “Did you have a nice Poof-mas?” said by Malcolm).
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Sammmmmmmmm
Malcolm makes a joke about Stephen Hawking. He also uses the r-slur at Nicola.
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Sex
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vincentdorian
Many of Malcolm Tucker’s insults/“bollockings” include what he calls “violent sexual imagery”. Other characters also use this type of speech.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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