The award-winning show The Thick of It, a biting
satire of the inner workings of modern British government,
has been given a twist, the new season mirroring the changes
seen in British politics in the three years since the last
As Dunedin's only antediluvian television reviewer, I am
often showered with unsolicited gifts, which I file in a
drawer with a piece of yellowing paper with the word "payola"
written on it stuck to the front.