Yes Minister (1980–1984)
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The Greasy Pole 

Sir Humphrey Appleby is approached the head of the British Chemical Corporation to secure the Minister's support for the production of proponol, also known as metadioxin. Although the ... See full summary »

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Sir Humphrey Appleby is approached the head of the British Chemical Corporation to secure the Minister's support for the production of proponol, also known as metadioxin. Although the chemical is harmless, the BCC is concerned that the word "dioxin" would raise unwarranted fears among the uninformed public. Appleby convinces the Minister that there is absolutely nothing to worry about but as protests against the chemical contract begin to mount - and as 10 Downing Street has clearly indicated to the Minister that he is not to proceed - Minister Hacker must move quickly to ensure that an about to be released government report supports his new position. Written by garykmcd

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16 March 1981 (UK)  »

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The last filmed insert for this episode, (news report), was shot at the BBC's Film & VT Library which was, at that time, based in Windmill Road, Brentford, London. See more »

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James Hacker: How does it feel, Richard, to move from the Commons to the Lords?
R A Crichton: Like moving from animals to the vegetables.
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References Panorama (1953) See more »

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