Yes, Prime Minister

Season 2 Episode 6

A Patron of the Arts

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 01, 1988 on BBC Two

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    • Jim Hacker: So they insult me and then expect me to give them more money?
      Sir Humphrey: Yes, I must say it's a rather undignified posture. But it is what artists always do: crawling towards the government on their knees, shaking their fists.
      Jim Hacker: Beating me over the head with their begging bowls.
      Bernard Woolley: Oh, I am sorry to be pedantic, Prime Minister, but they can't beat you over the head if they're on their knees. Unless of course they've got very long arms.