Jim Hacker: Martin, what's all this about Buranda?
Martin (Foreign Secretary): What's all what?
Jim: There's been a coup d'état.
Martin: How do you know?
Jim: Well, it was on the news. Didn't you see? Don't you know? You're Foreign Secretary, for God's sake.
Martin: Yes, but my TV set is on the blink.
Jim: Your TV set? Don't you get Foreign Office telegrams?
Martin: Oh, they always come in later. I get all the Foreign news from TV.