'A pile of fruit and lots of coffee. Now.' - Macleans.ca

‘A pile of fruit and lots of coffee. Now.’


After endorsements from both my editor in Toronto and Wells, I finally got around to watching The Thick of It, BBC’s political satire of four years ago (and now a major motion picture).

The first episode involves a cabinet minister being fired and his successor coming up with a new policy all on his own. Canadian viewers may find both such occurrences off-putting, but apparently things like this really do happen in other Western democracies.

Episode one, in three parts, here, here and here. Warning: Clips involve adult language and funny British sayings.


‘A pile of fruit and lots of coffee. Now.’

  1. Thanks, Aaron. That was fantastic. The CBC should do something like that on Canadian politics.

    • They did, it was called Not My Department.

      BTW, whatever happened to intellectual property rights? Has Rogers thrown in the towel?

  2. Yes, (Prime) Minister still rocks today.

  3. You call that 'adult' language… I would say rather 'juvenile' language. Couldn't watch much of it.

  4. "These people terrify me, but iam one of them. If they stab me in the back…"
    John Le carre, The Honourable School boy.

    Only the Brits can make stuff like this plausible. Frankly it terrified me.