Culture 28 August 2012 First glimpse of series 4 of "The Thick of It" "She's going to kick her own head in. Which will be easy for her, as she does yoga." Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML The BBC have released the first short trailer for the next series of Armando Iannucci's hit political comedy The Thick of It. Watch: As suspected, Iannucci and the team have tackled the idea of a coalition, and many of our favourite characters - Malcolm Tucker, Nicola Murray, Peter Mannion - are back. › Yes, Giles Coren is absurdly thin-skinned, but aren't most writers? Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker in the new series of The Thick of It. Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column. Subscribe More Related articles Was this Apple Tree Yard sex scene written by a sexually frustrated politician? Why I refuse to swallow the "clean eating" craze Why is Alan Dein so good at getting his interview subjects to talk?