The Minister decides there is far too much waste in government and decides the time has come to launch an economy drive. Sir Humphrey suggests to the Minister that he should lead by example... See full summary »

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The Minister decides there is far too much waste in government and decides the time has come to launch an economy drive. Sir Humphrey suggests to the Minister that he should lead by example and cut back on his own staff. He soon finds himself without a driver or a secretary and chaos ensues. He immediately gets into trouble with the trade unions and the press take advantage of the situation. Written by garykmcd

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10 March 1980 (UK)  »

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In quite a few scenes in "The Economy Drive", the chandelier in the Minister's office is shaking visibly, as if someone has just bumped it. See more »

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[Discussing property owned by the Department of Administrative Affairs]
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Ladysmith House is top secret.
James Hacker: How can a seven storey building in Walthamstow be top secret?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Where there's a will, there's a way.
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Featured in Tory! Tory! Tory!: Outsiders (2006) See more »

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