Yes, Prime Minister: Season 2, Episode 4

A Conflict of Interest (31 Dec. 1987)

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P.M. Hacker, pressured by rumors of wrongdoing in the City, is tricked by Sir Humphrey into appointing a less-than-honest man as the new Governor of the Bank of England.

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When Sir Humphrey learns that a city bank is in serious financial trouble he's approached by its Chairman, Sir Desmond Glazebrook. They agree that a government rescue is the solution but realize that the Prime Minister's choice to fill the vacant chairmanship of the Bank of England will determine to what extent a rescue can be mounted. Deciding that the PM's preferred candidate is not the best choice, Sir Humphrey is at his bureaucratic best in ensuring that someone more "appropriate" to everyone's needs is appointed. Even he is surprised by the end result, however. Written by garykmcd

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Sir Humphrey: The only way to understand the Press is to remember that they pander to their readers' prejudices.
Jim Hacker: Don't tell me about the Press. I know *exactly* who reads the papers. The Daily Mirror is read by the people who think they run the country. The Guardian is read by people who think they *ought* to run the country. The Times is read by the people who actually *do* run the country. The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country. The Financial Times is read by people who *own*...
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