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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Jim Hacker: How come you know so much about the Dean of Bai... Weren't you at Bailey yourself?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: I was, yes.
Jim Hacker: Jobs for the boys, eh?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: On the contrary, Prime Minister, I hardly know him. In fact I happen to know that he dislikes me. You can ask him yourself this evening if you like. I don't like him very much either
Jim Hacker: Honestly?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: On my word of honour.
Jim Hacker: You have nothing to gain from this preferment?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: How could I have?
Jim Hacker: In that case, well done. Helpful, impartial advice. The best traditions of the civil ...
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