Yes, Prime Minister: Season 1, Episode 4

The Key (30 Jan. 1986)

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Sir Humphrey has to scramble when the Prime Minister's Political Advisor, Mrs. Wainwright's, convinces the PM that she should get her old office back. Sir Humphrey and his predecessors have... See full summary »

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Sir Humphrey has to scramble when the Prime Minister's Political Advisor, Mrs. Wainwright's, convinces the PM that she should get her old office back. Sir Humphrey and his predecessors have been trying to get her moved for years but he may have met his match when she also suggests to the PM that he re-assign Sir Humphrey's responsibilities for promotions and appointments. When the PM orders Bernard to take away Sir Humphrey key to the door connecting the Cabinet Office to 10n Downing St., the Cabinet Secretary sees the light. Written by garykmcd

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Jim Hacker: [the Prime Minister attempts to repeat Humphrey's explaination to Dorothy] Well, because if people came to see people who people didn't know people were coming... that is, if people saw people coming before people saw them seeing people, people would see people. The whole ship would go off the rails. You see.
Dorothy Wainwright: Did you work all that out for yourself?
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