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The Minister is appalled to learn that while in Opposition, he was under government surveillance. Now that he is in government, he finds that his Department is responsible for purchasing all of the government's surveillance equipment and orders an end to it. The Minister makes a point of leaking his views to the press and his stand makes for considerable public support. When he learns that he is on a death list intercepted by the security agencies however, he has second thoughts. Written by garykmcd

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9 March 1981 (UK)  »

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Due to certain elements in this story, this episode is likely to be prone to being withdrawn from broadcast, depending on relevant events in the news. See more »

Goofs

When Jim and Annie go to the theater, they indicate that they are seeing the Bond film Moonraker. However, when they are in the theater, the scene shown is not from Moonraker. See more »

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[a very successful petition on electronic surveillance has just become politically damaging]
Bernard Woolley: Shall I file it?
James Hacker: Shall you file it? Shred it!
Bernard Woolley: Shred it?
James Hacker: Nobody must ever be able to find it again.
Bernard Woolley: In that case, Minister, I think it's best I file it.
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