Yes Minister

Season 2 Episode 4

The Greasy Pole

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 16, 1981 on BBC Two
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Jim has the chance of creating jobs,and saving a chemical company, when they are offered the chance to manufacture a highly dangerous chemical, but when the news gets out that it might be too dangerous, he has to back down.

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    Robert Dougall

    Robert Dougall

    Newsreader

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    Geoffrey Toone

    Geoffrey Toone

    R.A.Crichton

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    Jerome Willis

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    Professor Henderson

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jim Hacker: Humphrey, I just want to make absolutely sure. You're not asking me to make a courageous decision, are you?
        Sir Humphrey: Of course not, Minister, what a suggestion.

      • Humphrey: Minister, a Minister can do what he likes.
        Hacker: It's the people's will. I am their leader. I must follow them!

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Hacker: The greasy pole is important. I have to climb it.
        Humphrey: Why?
        Hacker: Because it's there.

        Refers to George Mallory's famous 1924 answer to the question of climbing Mount Everest. Mallory was killed later that year attempting to climb Everest.

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