In The Loop
Tue 4 August 2009 // 20:00
Wed 5 August 2009 // 20:00
(Tue 4th to Thu 6th / 8pm / £4/3/2ttt)
(Armando Iannucci / 2009 / UK / certificate 15)
A British comedy about the government's culture of spin and muddle, using characters first aired in the TV show The Thick Of It. It is a satirical, cynical nightmare on the subject of the run-up, or blunder-up, to the war in Iraq staring
US President and UK Prime Minister who fancy throwing their international weight around versus their advisers complete with the nastiest of PR bulldogs and predictable dodgy dossiers.
The acting is superb, and the writing is relentlessly funny - vicious and delicious. And refreshingly, there isn't a sympathetic character in sight.