Set in the corridors of power in London's Whitehall and Westminister, this comedy surrounds The Right Honorable James Hacker MP, the newly- appointed Cabinet Minister for Administrative Affairs who soon finds many of his ideas for reform openly opposed by the civil servants whose job it is to implement them. One in particular is his Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne). Their respective struggles to gain and maintain the levers of power form the basis of the series.
The Minister leads a delegation to the Persian Gulf. Sir Humphrey is on hand as his guide. One must learn in this part of the world that there is a recognized difference between a bribe and an "extra- contractual payment".
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Length : 28 min MPT
Bed of Nails Episode # 119
Jim is given the job of implementing an Integrated National Transport Policy. Sir Humphrey explains the job could turn into a nightmare forthe Minister and endeavors to protect him from any discomfort.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
The Whiskey Priest Episode # 120
The Minister is in possession of some embarrassing information on the sale of British arms to Italian terrorists. It takes all of Sir Hymphrey's skill to convince Jim not to do anything foolish with the news.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Length : 29 min MPT
The Middle Class Rip Off Episode # 121
Jim wants to rescue a struggling foorball club from financial difficulties. Sir Humphrey believes that subsidies are only for art and culture, not for some entertainment form that the people actually want.