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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[the PM is considering taking the joint headship of the civil service away from Humphrey and making Frank the full head]
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Oh, Frank.
Sir Frank Gordon: Yes?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Good meeting with the PM?
Sir Frank Gordon: Yes, very good.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Good. Any particular subject come up?
Sir Frank Gordon: Any particular subject you're interested in?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: No, not particularly. He didn't raise the issue of service appointments and so on?
Sir Frank Gordon: It may have cropped up.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Did he foreshadow any redistribution of responsibility?
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