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(TV Mini-Series)

(1988)

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The Cabinet - Harry Perkins: In South America, they'd call this a coup d'état.

The Public Servants - Browne: But no firing squad, no torture or retribution. No bloodshed. A very British coup, wouldn't you say?

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The Public Servants - Fiennes: Helen Jarvis, formerly Helen Spence. She and her husband run an investment trust in the City.

The Public Servants - Browne: Strange company for Perkins.

The Public Servants - Fiennes: I gather it's an ideologically sound investment trust.

The Public Servants - Browne: What on Earth does that mean?

The Public Servants - Fiennes: Broadly speaking they don't invest money in anything that involves armaments or insecticides or paying low wages to black people.

The Public Servants - Browne: One wonders how they survive.

The Public Servants - Fiennes: Apparently there's a demand for pristime profit. All those people who read The Independent.

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The Cabinet - Harry Perkins: To coin a phrase, I am going to tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

The Media - Fison: [Watching on television] He can't do that, he's the Prime Minister!

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