Yes, Prime Minister: Season 2, Episode 6

The Patron of the Arts (14 Jan. 1988)

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P.M. Hacker is scheduled to speak at a broadcast awards ceremony -- right after the announcement that the arts budget will be much smaller than hoped.

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The Prime Minister has unwisely accepted an invitation to attend a theatre awards evening that, it turns out, is on the same day that the government will be announcing a reduction in its subsidy to the arts. Thus ensues a game of bluff and counter bluff between the PM, Sir Humphrey and the director of the National Theatre. Sir Humphrey provides advice on how to gently blackmail the PM into providing more money but the PM comes up with his own little blackmail scheme to keep the National Theatre in line. Written by garykmcd

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James Hacker: Nobody would be able to call me a philistine then.
Dorothy Wainwright: Not unless they knew you.
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