The Compassionate Society
The brand new St Edward's Hospital has been open for 15 months with 350 administrators and 150 ancillary staff. But it has no patients...
Doing the Honours
"It's the only hold we have over Civil Servants. I can't stop their pay rises, I can't prevent their promotion, don't even write their reports - but I can withhold their honours".
The Death List
The Minister's stance on covert surveillance during his opposition days comes back to bug him when he realises his department buys the phone tapping equipment.
The Greasy Pole
Plans for a new chemical factory hinge on the outcome of an independent report. But Jim discovers even science can be open to manipulation - when the PM takes an interest.
The Devil You Know
A cabinet reshuffle coincides with Hacker's appointment in Brussels... "One day you're out of the office - the next day you're OUT of the office..."
The Quality of Life
The sanctity of the environment is Jim's latest vote-winner. But the city farm he has vowed to keep open is being turned into a car park for Inland Revenue inspectors. How come Sir Humphrey is so smug about the whole affair?
A Question of Loyalty
Hacker has declared war on waste and he is going to "teach the world a lesson". Then a select committee tests the Minister's loyalty in his own department...