Jim Hacker MP has been Minister for Administrative affairs long
enough to know the unspoken rules of the game. He must come up with
fresh ideas to show the electorate he is successful. His Permanent
Secretary, the urbane Sir Humphrey is there to make sure they never
come fruition, while poor Bernard (Private Secretary) must sit uneasily
on the fence between them
The Compassionate Society
A brand new hospital with full staff runs as an efficient operation.
So why is the Minister obsessed that it has no patients?
Doing the Honours
The Death List
Jim's plan to withhold honours unless budget cuts are made seems
irresistible. But he has not counted on Humphrey's old boy network.
An old petition against electronic surveillance comes back to bug
Jim, just when he discovers a terrorist group has him as an assassination
The Greasy Pole
Plans for a new chemical factory hinge on the outcome of an independent
report. But Jim discovers that even science can be manipulated.
The Devil You Know
A Cabinet reshuffle coincides with an appointment in Brussels. Surely
Hacker's job is safe, after all, he's done all right - hasn't he?
The Quality of Life
A city farm Hacker has vowed to keep open is being turned into a
car park. How come Sir Humphrey is so smug about the whole affair?
A Question of Loyalty
In a major speech Hacker has declared the war on government waste.
Then a select committee tests the Minister's loyalty to his department.