The Prime Minister finds himself in a bit of a pickle when he flatly denies in the House that the government has bugged MP's telephones. It turns out the government was and Sir Humphrey was aware of it. The PM wants Sir Humphrey to back him, but he refuses to participate in a cover-up. The shoe is on the other foot however when Sir Humphrey makes unwise comments to a radio interviewer thinking that the tape recorder has been turned off. The PM agrees to help him, for a price. Written by
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Bernard Wooley retrieves from BBC the tape that incriminated Sir Humphrey Appleby and tells the Prime Minister that he was at Oxford with the producer. Bernard is actually a Cambridge man as revealed by several previous episodes in both YM and YPM. See more
[discussing Sir Humphrey's upcoming interview with Ludovic Kennedy
Sir Humphrey Appleby
His researchers mentioned that lots of people are interested to know why so much power is centralised in my hands.
Lots of people? Hardly anybody's ever heard of you, Humphrey.
Perhaps they meant lots of Radio 3 listeners.
That's a contradiction in terms.