In the Loop

  • Directors: Armando Iannucci
  • Producers: Adam Tandy, Kevin Loader
  • Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan, David Rasche

During an interview on BBC Radio 4’s PM Programme, Secretary of State for International Development Simon Foster accidentally states that a proposed war in the Middle East is “unforeseeable”. Although told off for not following “the line” by the Prime Minister’s enforcer Malcolm Tucker, the statement coincides with a visit by high-up U.S. officials who jump upon the phrase and begin to use Simon, and his hapless new aide Toby, as pawns in an international game.[3]

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