Prime Minister, Jim Hacker explains to Sir Humphrey and Bernard the importance of the papers and who reads which one. Hilarious BBC British comedy at its greatest.
Video Rating: 4 / five
@JezSpice Is it even possible to present the facts without any opinion? Wouldn’t you lose the context?
When will a newspaper exist that just tells you the news and nothing else. every newspaper tries to force its opinion of a news story on you. Whether its the Guardian on one side or the telegraph on the other. When I buy a newspaper I don’t want to read what the Editor thinks and the slant they put on every news story like the alternative vote. Just tell us the news and the facts not an opinion!!
i wish they would establish a paper for the intellectual youth of the UK aged between 16-30 that has the format, art, glam and culture of the gaurdian and the telegraph. But has the same credabillity and intellectual content as the times. But also does not feature the boring drib drab hypocrisy of the independant. Im sick of having a substantial percentage of my under the minimum wage going towards two to three papers a day
television at its best. they wouldn’t dare do something like this today.
@jamie24cfc yeah and humphrey should be foreign secretary
@mkarnerfors THIS. Check Nigel Hawthorne at 1:34 – you know he’s thinking “Oh yeah, that was good.” Derek Fowlds looks on the verge of corpsing at the end too.
… in retrospect PATHETIC !
This is THE best line on british comedy .. (above “folk handels” and all…)
@masterkaran4u More a reference to the topless Page 3 girls
The remark was abt the queen ?
LOL really funny
Very funny – but taken almost word for word from a Dave Allen sketch of some years earlier.
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The Telegraph is read by people support the people who run the country!
Stunning set piece,brilliantly written,brilliantly acted.If it were today we could add that The Sun is owned by the person who actually does run the country
simply awesome !!!
To those who mistakenly think The Office was the greatest sit com of all time, watch this and see THE best. (Or was it Fawlty Towers – a damned close run thing).
The chemistry between these 3 brilliant actors, combined with a superlatively clever and witty script, makes almost everything else look rather third rate.
I find it insane that Murdock owns both The Times and The Sun
British newspaper in a nutshell even today.
Nigel Hawthorne you were a great actor. Thank you for all the great entertainment.
RIP Nigel Hawthorne, your implicate timing and subtle smug facial expressions when vicotrious in your manipulations of the cabinet seats will be remembered by me and millions of others for decades to come, I hope to pass your wit and cander onto my own children some day. God Bless Sir Humphrey.
11 people don’t read The Sun. ( O ) ( O )