A visitor from the UK arrives from the London 2012 bid committee and highlights some airport shortcomings. Nicholas is trying to sell all the furniture. Is it really to lift their spirits? It's sold, but with an unexpected outcome.



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Episode cast overview:
Bryan Dawe ...
Gina Riley ...
Brian Lipson ...
Neil McPherson
Maxine McKew ...
TV Broadcaster
Tim Schwerdt ...
Ed McShortall ...
Taxi Driver (as Eddie McShortall)


We see Nicholas on the phone with the Treasury, trying to get a ruling on an obscure accounting question, asking about cars and furniture. John and Gina take a van to the airport (the courtesy car having mysteriously vanished) to pick up Neil, a visitor on secondment from the London 2012 bid committee. Neil's first impression of Sydney is a two-hour delay in baggage and customs and an apparent security breakdown in that nobody asked him about his gun. Back at the office, Nicholas tries to get John to sell and replace all the furniture, on the basis that the "look committee" thinks it would buck everyone up in the final stretch. John is skeptical and even after Nicholas explains the actual, financial reasoning for the move (there is one, sort of) neither John nor Gina will touch this assignment. But Neil makes himself useful and cracks on. By nightfall they are all sitting on the floor, eating take-away chips and watching the TV news, featuring Nicholas, who is looking very ... Written by Jim Hickstein

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