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Okay, Shitehead Revisited. Did you know that Nicola Murray's daughter is about to be expelled from school for fucking bullying? Of course you wouldn't know that, 'cause the only people who know that right now are Mrs. Murray, her daughter, Ollie and me, yeah? If this gets into the press, I would know it came from you... and I would rain down on you so hard, you would have to be reassembled by fucking air crash investigators. Do not fucking interrupt me, son, ever! Now get this into the noggin, right? You breathe a word of this to anyone, you mincing fucking CUNT, and I will tear your fucking skin off, I will wear it to your mother's birthday party, and I will rub your nuts up and down her leg whilst whistling Bohemian fucking Rhapsody, right?! Now... get out of my fucking sight.
~ Malcolm Tucker, dealing with unwanted eavesdroppers
Malcolm Tucker is the one of the main protagonists/antagonists of the BBC political black comedy show The Thick of It and its film spin-off In the Loop. Tucker serves as the spin doctor and political enforcer for the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and is known as one of the most feared political fixers in the business.

His position in the British government is communciations director.

He was portrayed by Peter Capaldi, who also played Cardinal Richelieu in The Musketeers.


Malcolm has silvery-blue eyes with light brown (later gray) hair and speaks with a Scottish accent. Throughout the series, he is almost always wearing a suit, though sometimes, he wears a white fleece.


Malcolm is incredibly irritable, cantankerous, short-tempered, and vituperative, frequently exasperated when the members of DOSaC costantly make mistakes that he subsequently has to fix, as well as spewing threats and insults to anyone who has angered him. He acts as the Prime Minister's enforcer, ensuring that all cabinet ministers follow the party line. 

Despite his argumentative and obnoxious nature, Malcolm is shown to be more capable of long term thinking that the other characters in the series, and while Hugh Abbot describes his schemes as borderline Machiavellian, they are more often than not aimed at a common good; otherwise friendly character, such as Ollie Reader, are shown to be more overconfident, self-serving, and egotistical by comparison. At the same time, Malcolm is implied to be a self-made man with humble origins, and always addresses anyone deemed socially inferior in a gentlemanly and empathetic manner devoid of condescension.