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  • A Traitor to Memory

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 3/11/04

    A famous violinist appearing at the Wigmore Hall, London, suddenly can't play any more, and away from the city centre a lonely woman is killed in a hit and run accident. Lynley and Havers try to find the connection between the musician and the death. To get at the truth, they need to dig deep into the past and also to put their careers on the line.moreless
  • The Tangled Web

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 1/28/88

    Sir Humphrey has to decide if he will support the PM or inform Parliament when Hacker denies knowledge of a wiretap authorized by his office without his knowledge.
  • The National Education Service

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 1/8/88

    Sir Humphrey faces a conflict of interest when Hacker devises a plan to improve educational standards by abolishing the Department of Education and Science.
  • A Patron of the Arts

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 1/1/88

    Sir Humphrey works against Hacker over the issues of funding the National Theater when the PM asks for help containing criticism from the Theater's director.
  • Power To The People

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 12/31/87

    Sir Humphrey makes a very strange ally out of the formidable Agnes Moorhouse, a radical political reformer from a London council, in his efforts to stop Hacker's plans to make local government more democratic.moreless
  • A Conflict of Interest

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 12/24/87

    Hacker and Sir Humphrey clash over the appointment of the governor of the Bank of England and the cover up of a banking scandal in the City.
  • A Diplomatic Incident

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 12/17/87

    Jim uses the occasion of his predecessor's state funeral to negotiate with the French over the conditions of the channel tunnel.
  • Official Secrets

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 12/10/87

    Jim considers approving the publication of his predecessor's memoirs, but it becomes a plumber's nightmare as a series of leaks spring up.
  • Man Overboard

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 12/3/87

    Sir Humphrey makes Jim suspicious of the Minister of Employment when he needs the PM's support in opposing a plan to shift military personnel from the south to the north of England.
  • One of Us

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 2/27/86

    Hacker threatens to place Sir Humphrey on leave while a security inquiry looks into why he cleared a confessed Soviet spy many years earlier, so Sir Humphrey retaliates with a dog in distress on Salisbury plain.moreless
  • The Bishop's Gambit

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 2/20/86

    Jim has to choose a new bishop but doesn't like either the Church or Sir Humphrey's choices.
  • A Real Partnership

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/13/86

    Sir Humphrey tries to get his scheduled pay raise even though increases for MPs have been put on hold for budgetary reasons.
  • A Victory For Democracy

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 2/13/86

    Jim must take action to avert a Marxist takeover of a Commonwealth island nation despite the efforts of the Foreign Office to keep him ignorant.
  • The Smoke Screen

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/23/86

    Jim favors abolishing smoking through heavy taxation but runs into strong opposition from the tobacco lobby and the Treasury department.
  • The Ministerial Broadcast

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/16/86

    Jim is coached in the world of show business as he prepares to address the nation on his defence policy.
  • Grand Design

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/9/86

    The New Prime Minister, Jim Hacker gets a frightening briefing on Britain's inability to defend itself. A conversation with his Chief Scientific Advisor proves fruitful and Jim Hacker coems up with a soultion in which he cancels the Trident nuclear missile delivery and channels all of the money into conventional forces but reintroducing conscription. Thus simultaneously solving Britains defence, unemployment and education problems. The Civil Servie and the military establishment are appalled and its Sir Humphrey to the rescue.moreless
  • The Whiskey Priest

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 12/16/82

    Jim faces opposition from all sides when he learns that British munitions have been sold to terrorist groups and he decides to start an inquiry into how it happened.
  • The Moral Dimension

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 12/2/82

    Jim is forced to back down about exposing bribery used to obtain a lucrative foreign contract when Bernard allows a valuable vase from a foreign government to be undervalued so that Mrs. Hacker can keep it.moreless
  • Equal Opportunities

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 11/11/82

    Jim decides to promote more women to high civil service positions despite Sir Humphrey's opposition.
  • The Death List

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 3/9/81

    When Jim learns that when in opposition he was bugged by the Secret Service, he decides to bring in legislation to curb the bugging. However, he finds out that he is on the death list of a group of terrorists, and the best way to find them, is by bugging phone lines.moreless
  • The Right to Know

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 3/31/80

    Jim faces rebellion at home and in the office over the removal of protected status from a badger habitat, while he tries to circumvent Sir Humphrey's efforts to keep him ignorant of things.moreless
  • Big Brother

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 3/17/80

    When the Government is planning to introduce a national database, Jim wants to bring in safe guards, but Sir Humphrey stalls until with some help from the opposition, Jim gets his way.
  • The Economy Drive

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 3/10/80

    Jim Hacker is determined to reduce the Civil Service, but he is frustrated by Sir Humphrey, and the only numbers he can alter are the numbers of tea ladies.
  • Open Government

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 2/25/80

    Open Government is our first glimpse into the inner workings of the Department of Administrative Affairs. The Right Honorable James (Jim) Hacker MP (Minister of Parliament) has just been given the department after his party has swept to power in Britain. He is a politician’s politician and he is soon to meet a civil servant’s civil servant. From here the ride will get a little bumpy as political agendas and bureaucratic red tape collide head on.moreless