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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Paul Eddington ...
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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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Sir Richard Wharton: I know what we'll do. We'll tell the press that it was the Prime Minister's initiative to send the dean.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Oh, good idea. He'll enjoy taking the credit.
Sir Richard Wharton: But you don't think there's any danger that the PM's denying it just because it isn't true, is there?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Not at all.
Sir Richard Wharton: And then for the Sundays' we leak the idea that the Foreign Office suggested it to HIM when we found all the diplomatic channels blocked.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Perfect. That way nobody gets the blame and everybody gets the credit.
Sir Richard Wharton: Except the person who ...
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References Jim'll Fix It (1975) See more »

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