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.
Won the BAFTA award for Best Comedy Series in 1983, beating Only Fools and Horses (1981). Everyone went along to represent the show.
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
It's always a victory of the heartless over the mindless.
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.