P.M. Hacker is to appoint a new bishop, and Sir Humphrey may secure a cushy appointment on retirement if he can convince Hacker to appoint the current Dean to the bishopric.

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P.M. Hacker is to appoint a new bishop, and Sir Humphrey may secure a cushy appointment on retirement if he can convince Hacker to appoint the current Dean to the bishopric.

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20 February 1986 (UK)  »

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Sir Humphrey is an old member of Bailey College, an obvious reference to Balliol and he regularly wears a Balliol tie. However, in this episode he wears his Balliol tie to dinner in Balliol - a frightful bit of gaucheness of which he would never have been guilty. See more »

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James Hacker: So, the ideal candidate
[for a bishopric]
James Hacker: from the Church of England's point of view would be a cross between a socialite, and a socialist.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Precisely.
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References BBC Six O'Clock News (1984) See more »

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