Yes Minister: Season 1, Episode 6

The Right to Know (31 Mar. 1980)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
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Once again, the Minister, Jim Hacker and the permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, clash over the Minister's role in running the Department. The Minister instructs his senior civil ... See full summary »

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Once again, the Minister, Jim Hacker and the permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, clash over the Minister's role in running the Department. The Minister instructs his senior civil servant to keep nothing from him and he is promptly flooded with everything under the sun. For Sir Humphrey, the Minister's meeting with constituents concerned about saving a local den of badgers is exactly the king of work he should be doing. When he learns that Hacker's daughter will stage a nude protest over her father's decision on the badgers, Appleby must come to the rescue. Written by garykmcd

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Bernard Woolley: [Referring to the Minister] Why shouldn't be allowed to know things if he wants to?
Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart: Silly boy!
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