|Release Date:||Feb 1980|
|Cast:||Paul Eddington(James Hacker), Nigel Hawthorne(Sir Humphrey Appleby), Derek Fowlds(Bernard Woolley), Diana Hoddinott(Annie Hacker), John Nettleton(Sir Arnold Robinson), Neil Fitzwiliam(Frank Weisel (5 episodes, 1980)), Arthur Cox(George - Jim's Driver (5 episodes,...), John Savident(Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart (4...), John Pennington(Peter - Civil Servant (4 episodes,...), Antony Carrick(Bill Pritchard), Robert Dougall(Himself (3 episodes, 1980-1981)), Richard Vernon(Sir Desmond Glazebrook), Tenniel Evans(Martin - Foreign Secretary / ... (2...), John Barron(Sir Ian Whitchurch / ... (2 episodes,...), Ian Lavender(Dr. Richard Cartwright), Nigel Stock(Sir Mark Spencer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)), Edward Jewesbury(Vic Gould - Chief Whip (2 episodes,...), Rosemary Williams(Civil Servant (2 episodes, 1981-1982)), Lindy Alexander(BBC Reporter / ... (2 episodes, 1981)), Frank Tregear(Floor Manager - T.V. Interview / ......), Rex Robinson(Civil Servant at Christmas Party /...), Ludovic Kennedy(Himself (2 episodes, 1982-1984)),|
James Hacker is the British Minister for Administrative Affairs. He tries to do something and cut government waste, but he is continually held back by the smart and wily Permanent Secretary of the Department, Sir Humphrey Appleby. Private secretary Bernard Woolley is caught in the middle, between his political master, and his civil service boss.