If Prime Minister Jim Hacker has a fault (and God knows...), it is that he has ideas. Fortunately his Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey makes sure they never come to fruition, while poor Bernard, his Private Secretary, sits uneasily on the fence between them...
The PM is in favour of the plan to create civilian jobs by moving servicemen north, until Sir Humphrey hints that the Employment Secretary is plotting against him...
When the former PM's memoirs have to be scrutinized for security reasons, Jim receives a chapter that makes him look bad.
A DIPLOMATIC INCIDENT
The sudden death of the former PM gives Hacker an opportunity to host a state occasion...and to make sure his predecessor is dead.
A CONFLICT OF INTEREST
As rumours spread of a scandal in the City, Sir Humphrey knows that the only way to avoid disaster depends on the new Governor of the Bank of England. But will the PM appoint the right man?
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Hacker is having problems with local government, especially a member of Houndsworth Council, who wants to abolish parliament, the courts and the monarchy. Is it time for Hacker's Reform Bill?
THE PATRON OF THE ARTS
The PM is to speak at the televised British Theatre Awards Dinner. Unfortunately, the Arts Council grant was less than generous...and the Director of the National Theatre is introducing Hacker's speech.
THE NATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE
The education system is a disaster. Jim could always axe the Department of Education. But what would Sir Humphrey say?
A TANGLED WEB
Hacker has committed the ultimate political sin - lying to the House. Humphrey feels he has a moral responsibility to tell the truth...unless Hacker can employ some gentle persuasion.