TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.
Paul Eddington, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, and Derek Fowlds all hated having to record the show in front of a studio audience, due to the distraction and often having to pause mid-sentence to wait for the audience laughter to die down.
It makes me feel rather downcast. If it's our job to implement Government Policies, shouldn't we believe in them?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: What an extraordinary thing to say.
Bernard Woolley: Why?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Bernard, I have served 11 Governments in the last 30 years, if I believed in all their ...
During the train sequence in "The Official Visit", a close-up shows that the warning notice on the wall is written in gibberish.
The pilot version of the first episode, "Open Government", was released on the UK DVD release of Series 1. It differs from the broadcast version in having different, cheaper-looking titles and different theme music.
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