The Men From The Ministry

More fun and hilarious escapades from the General Assistance Department of an unnamed Government ministry in Whitehall., designated to assist other overloaded departments.

Classic comedy with pinstripe suits, bowler hats and umbrellas.

Episodes

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Big Rocket

Christmas Spirit20091220 (BBC7)
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20161220 (BBC7)

The bumbling civil servants are acting like Scrooge! Re-recording from April 1980.

The bumbling civil servants are acting like Scrooge! Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. Re-recording from April 1980.

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starring

Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Bye-Bye Mildred

Wiltl NORMA RONALD

JOHN GRAHAM , GORDON CLYDE JO MANNING WILSON

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Gordon Clyde

Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700707]

starring

Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Bare Necessities

Tonight the Permanent Under-secretary - naked save for bowler hat and umbrella - visits a girls' public school and asks the Headmistress why she has got her clothes on. Has he gone mad? No. It's the perfectly logical conclusion to our heroes' handling of a new motorway scheme. With NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY , JOAN SANDERSON JOHN GRAHAM

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley

Unknown: Joan Sanderson

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700714]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Storm in a Tea-urn With NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY , PATRICIA HAYES JOHN GRAHAM

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley

Unknown: Patricia Hayes

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700721]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler With NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY. JOHN GRAHAM in The Moving Target

Lomb: ' I say, One, isn'this the week the Prime Minister pulls my trousers off. and you aunch a space rocket, and Sir Gregory gets a bullet-proof bowler hat to protect him from a mad assassin? '

Lennox-Brown: 'Yes. Well, you get these quiet weeks sometimes... '

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: With Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley.

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700728]

staning Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Oil Well That Ends Well With NORMA RONALD

JOHN GRAHAM , GORDON CLYDE Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Gordon Clyde

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700804]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler with guest star Clive Dunn in The Bigger- The Better

With NORMA RONALD , GORDON CLYDE Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Clive Dunn

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Gordon Clyde

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700811]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Trouble in the Air with NORMA RONALD , JOHN GRAHAM GORDON CLYDE

Why are Lamb and Lennox-Brown so interested in the mysterious girl on the Transatlantic Jet? Why are they wanted by the police? Why is Lamb frightened? Well, why not?

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Gordon Clyde

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700818]

starring Richard Murdoch and John Laurie in Miss Chatterley's Lover with NORMA RONALD , JOAN SANDERSON

During Mr Lennox-Brown 's absence on annual leave, a Scots-man. Mr Dougal , takes charge of the Department (and Lamb). Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced bv EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: John Laurie

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Joan Sanderson

Unknown: Mr Lennox-Brown

Unknown: Mr Dougal

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Unknown: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700825]

starring Richard Murdoch and John Laurie in The Pudding from Outer Space NORMA RONALD , JOHN GRAHAM GORDON CLYDE

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: John Laurie

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: John Graham

Unknown: Gordon Clyde

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700901]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in A Little of What You Fancy With NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDII. EY, JOHN GRAHAM Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddii.

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700908]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in A Bird in the Hand with NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY , JOHN GRAHAM Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700915]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Bringing the House Down with NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY , JOHN GRAHAM Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700922]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Fair Exchange with NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY , JOHN GRAHAM Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley

Unknown: John Graham

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19700929]

starring Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler in Bill Stickers is innocent With NORMA RONALD

RONALD BADDILEY

JO MANNING WILSON

Written by EDWARD TAYLOR and JOHN GRAHAM

Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Deryck Guyler

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: Ronald Baddiley

Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson

Written By: Edward Taylor

Written By: John Graham

Produced By: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910606]

Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch in The Big Rocket with Roy Dotrice , Diana Olsson and David Graham. Written and produced by Edward Taylor. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Roy Dotrice

Unknown: Diana Olsson

Unknown: David Graham.

Produced By: Edward Taylor.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910606]

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Roy Dotrice

Unknown: Diana Olsson

Unknown: David Graham.

Produced By: Edward Taylor.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910613]

Something about a Soldier Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch star with Warren Mitchell , Norma Ronald , David Nettheim and David Graham.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer , Brian Cooke and Edward Taylor. Producer Edward Taylor Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Warren Mitchell

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: David Nettheim

Unknown: David Graham.

Written By: Johnnie Mortimer

Written By: Brian Cooke

Written By: Edward Taylor.

Producer: Edward Taylor

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910613]

Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White

Unknown: Richard Murdoch

Unknown: Warren Mitchell

Unknown: Norma Ronald

Unknown: David Nettheim

Unknown: David Graham.

Written By: Johnnie Mortimer

Written By: Brian Cooke

Written By: Edward Taylor.

Producer: Edward Taylor

The Big Big Big Ben Bungle20080315 (BBC7)
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Clangers are dropped - and the bare truth is exposed in Westminster! From July 1977.

Clangers are dropped - and the bare truth is exposed in Westminster! Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1977.

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Lamb finds his true vocation, then blows his big opportunity.

Lamb finds his true vocation, then blows his big opportunity. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1971.

Lamb finds his true vocation, then blows his big opportunity. Stars Deryck Guyler.

0101The Great Footwear Scandal1962103020110120 (BBC7)
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More fun and hilarious escapades from the General Assistance Department of an unnamed Government ministry in Whitehall., designated to assist other overloaded departments.

Classic comedy with pinstripe suits, bowler hats and umbrellas.

The bumbling civil servants must find 5000 boats - and fast.

The bumbling civil servants must find 5000 boats - and fast. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-white.

The bumbling civil servants must find 5000 boats - and fast. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-white and Richard Murdoch. From October 1962.

The bumbling civil servants must find 5000 boats, fast.

The bumbling civil servants must find 5000 boats, fast. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-white and Richard Murdoch. From October 1962.

0102The Big Rocket1962110620040407 (BBC7)
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The Men have taken charge of the Space Information Bureau but a bungle leads to Mildred becoming an astronaut.

The civil servants bungle in Britain's space race, with a mix-up over Mildred.

The civil servants bungle in Britain's space race, with a mix-up over Mildred. Stars Wilfred Hyde-White.

The civil servants bungle in Britain's space race with a mix-up over Mildred. Stars Wilfred Hyde-White. From November 1962.

The civil servants bungle in Britain's space race with a mix-up over Mildred. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White. From November 1962.

0103Strictly For The Birds1962111320110127 (BBC7)
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The feather-brained civil servants get in a flap.

The feather-brained civil servants get in a flap. Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch. From November 1962.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government offices and to all the others who spend their days there as well.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, Diana Olsson, Percy Edwards and John Graham.

Written and produced by Edward Taylor.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1962.

0104French Cricket1962112020110203 (BBC7)
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The hapless duo set out to sell the national game overseas.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch.

From November 1962.

The hapless duo set out to sell the national game overseas. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White.

The hapless duo set out to sell the national game overseas. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch. From November 1962.

The hapless duo set out to sell the national game overseas.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government offices and to all the others who spend their days there as well.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, David Graham and Betty Marsden.

Written and produced by Edward Taylor.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1962.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government offices and to all the others who spend their days there as well.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, David Graham and Betty Marsden.

Written and produced by Edward Taylor.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1962.

0105The War With The Isle Of Wight1962112720110210 (BBC7)
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The daft duo has to buy some land for the military.

The daft duo has to buy some land for the military. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-white and Richard Murdoch. From November 1962.

The daft duo sets out to buy some land for the military and nearly start a war...

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, Diana Olsson, Julian Somers and Joan Sanderson.

Written and produced by Edward Taylor.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1962.

The daft duo sets out to buy some land for the military and nearly start a war...

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, Diana Olsson, Julian Somers and Joan Sanderson.

Written and produced by Edward Taylor.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in November 1962.

0106Moderately Important Person19621204
0107The Rhubarb Pirates19621211
0108A Matter Of Form19621218
0109The Magic Carpet19621225
0110The Spy In Black And White19630101

AKA "The Spy In The Black Pin-stripe".

0111Island In The Sun19630108
0112Problem In The Park19630115
0113 LASTThe End Of The Road19630122
01XMASA Present For Norman19641224
0201Pirates Of Lakeview Reservoir19650725
0202Something About A Soldier1965080120040414 (BBC7)
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One and Two find a demob letter dating from twenty years ago.

Guest star Warren Mitchell.

The bumbling civil servants find a 20-year-old demob letter.

The bumbling civil servants find a 20-year-old demob letter. Stars Richard Murdoch, with Warren Mitchell. From August 1965.

The bumbling civil servants find a demob letter written 20 years before.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.
Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Warren Mitchell, David Nettheim and David Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in August 1965.

0203The Trouble With Cecil19650808
0204Mahboni Lies Over The Ocean19650815
0205The Man Who Made It Rain19650822
0206Train Of Events19650829
0207A Degrading Business19650905
0208The Butcher Of Glensporran19650912
0209Counter Spies19650919
0210A Question Of Dundancy19650926
0211A Back-dated Problem19651003
0212The Hole1965101020110217 (BBC7)
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The time-wasting twosome get bogged down in a building project.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch.

From October 1962.

The time-wasting twosome get bogged down in a building project. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White.

The time-wasting twosome get bogged down in a building project. Stars Wilfrid Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch. From October 1962.

The time-wasting twosome get bogged down in a building project.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch.

With Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in October 1965.

0213 LASTThe Day The Martians Came19651017
0301Rebel In Regents Park19661211
0302A Terrifying Weapon19661218
0303The Post Office Pantomime19661225
0304All At Sea19670101
0305Bowler Hats And Machine Guns19670108

AKA "Bowler Hats And Sub-machine Guns".

0306On The Run19670115
0307A Gift For Sir Gregory19670122
0308A Whitehall Circus19670129
0308The Whitehall Circus19670129
0309Customs Of The Country19670205
0310Getting The Bird19670212
0311The Girl In The Case19670219
0312The Thing On The Beach19670226
0313A Slight Case Of Demolition1967030520040421 (BBC7)
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The Ministry Men + town planning = disaster!

The bumbling civil servants tackle traffic trouble and town planning.

The bumbling civil servants tackle traffic trouble and town planning. From March 1967.

The bumbling civil servants tackle traffic trouble and town planning. With Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From March 1967.

The bumbling civil servants tackle traffic trouble and town planning.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1967.

0314 LASTThe Fastest Ship In The World19670312
0401The Battle Of The River Thames19680218
0402The Tubby Submarine19680225
0403A Matter Of Breeding19680303
0404The Great Showbiz Fiasco19680310
0405Up The Poll19680317
0406Waterway To Go19680324
0407Dam Nuisance19680331
0408The Fastest Brolly In The West19680407
0409Lamb Takes A Gambol19680414
0410Four Men In A Wellington1968042120110224 (BBC7)
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The bumbling civil servants investigate a phantom air force base.

The bumbling civil servants investigate a phantom air force base. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From April 1968.

The bumbling civil servants investigate a phantom air force base.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With special guests Kenneth Horne and Sam Costa.

And Norma Ronald, John Graham, Antony Viccars and Douglas Hankin.

Written by Edward Taylor, Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1968.

0411Out Of This World19680428
0412Muddlers-in-law19680505
0413 LASTWhat Has Four Wheels And Flies?19680512
0501A Rotten System1969032520110303 (BBC7)
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When No 2 and Mildred hear a doctor talking about No 1's "complaint", confusion reigns.

With Richard Murdoch.

From March 1969.

When No 2 and Mildred hear a doctor talking about No 1's 'complaint', confusion reigns.

When No 2 and Mildred hear a doctor talking about No 1's 'complaint', chaos erupts and confusion reigns. With Richard Murdoch. From March 1969.

Chaos erupts when Number 2 and Mildred overhear a doctor mention Number 1's "complaint".

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, Joan Sanderson and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1969.

0502A Brush With An Old Master19690401
0503All Play And No Work19690408
0504A Sticky Business1969041520110310 (BBC7)
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The bumbling bureaucrats hit the buffers over a London tube station.

The bumbling bureaucrats hit the buffers over a London tube station. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From April 1969.

The bumbling bureaucrats hit the buffers over plans for a London Underground station.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With John Graham, Ronald Baddiley and Carol Allen.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1969.

0505The Home-brewed Non-vintage Bomb19690422
0506 LASTThe Ship That Wagged Its Tail1969042920110317 (BBC7)
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The blundering duo make headlines mixing up dogs with boats.

The blundering duo make headlines mixing up dogs with boats. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From April 1969.

The bumbling bureaucrats are all at sea making headlines in a mix-up over dogs and boats.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald and John Graham.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1969.

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Those Ministry Men lose their most efficient staff member, lured by private enterprise.

But will she return to make the tea?

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A new motorway is to be built, but which building will it demolish along the way.

No.

1 and No.

2 have to decide the route of a new motorway.

But there are more obstacles in their way than a few buildings.

The bumbling civil servants hit obstacles galore when deciding a new motorway route.

The bumbling civil servants hit obstacles galore when deciding on a new motorway route.

The bumbling civil servants hit obstacles galore when deciding on a new motorway route. Stars Richard Murdoch. From March 1970.

The bumbling bureaucrats hit obstacles galore when deciding a new route for a motorway...

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Ronald Baddiley and Joan Sanderson.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in March 1970.

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Trouble starts brewing over Sir Gregory's ban on the duo making tea.

Trouble starts brewing when Sir Gregory bans the duo from making tea.

Trouble starts brewing when Sir Gregory bans the duo from making tea. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1970.

Trouble starts brewing over Sir Gregory's ban on the bumbling bureaucrats making tea.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Ronald Baddiley, Patricia Hayes and John Curle.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-white from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1970.

Trouble starts brewing when Sir Gregory bans the duo from making tea.

Trouble starts brewing over Sir Gregory's ban on the bumbling bureaucrats making tea.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Ronald Baddiley, Patricia Hayes and John Curle.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor,

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in July 1970.

0604The Moving Target1970072120110331 (BBC7)
20130414 (BBC7)
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20170711 (BBC7)

The bungling duo takes charge of Britain's first space launch.

The bungling duo takes charge of Britain's first space launch. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1970.

The bumbling bureaucrats take charge of Britain's first space launch.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1970.

The bungling duo takes charge of Britain's first space launch.

The bumbling bureaucrats take charge of Britain's first space launch.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in July 1970.

0605Oil Well That Ends Well19700728
0606The Bigger The Better1970080420110407 (BBC7)
20130421 (BBC7)
20150102 (BBC7)
20170718 (BBC7)

A peculiar potion grows on the bungling duo.

With Clive Dunn.

A peculiar potion grows on the bungling duo. With Clive Dunn.

A peculiar potion grows on the bungling duo. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. With Clive Dunn. From August 1970.

A peculiar potion grows on the bumbling bureaucrats.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Clive Dunn and Gordon Clyde.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1970.

A peculiar potion grows on the bungling duo. With Clive Dunn.

A peculiar potion grows on the bumbling bureaucrats.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, Clive Dunn and Gordon Clyde.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1970.

0607Trouble In The Air1970081120110414 (BBC7)
20130428 (BBC7)
20150109 (BBC7)
20170725 (BBC7)

The terrible twosome are off to New York, but will it be "plane" sailing?

The terrible twosome are off to New York, but will it be 'plane' sailing? Starring Richard Murdoch. From August 1970.

The bumbling bureaucrats head to New York, but will it be 'plane' sailing?

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Gordon Clyde and John Curle.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1970.

The terrible twosome are off to New York, but will it be 'plane' sailing?

The bumbling bureaucrats head to New York, but will it be 'plane' sailing?

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham, Gordon Clyde and John Curle.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor
First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in August 1970.

0608Miss Chaterley's Lover19700818
0609The Pudding From Outer Space19700825
0610A Little Of What You Fancy19700901
0611A Bird In The Hand1970090820110421 (BBC7)
20130505 (BBC7)
20150116 (BBC7)
20170801 (BBC7)

Chaos ensues when Sir Gregory announces he's off. And there's a parrot to look after.

Chaos ensues when Sir Gregory announces he's off. And there's a parrot to look after. With Richard Murdoch. From September 1970.

Chaos ensues when Sir Gregory announces he's off. And there's a parrot to look after.

Chaos ensues when Sir Gregory announces he's off. And there's a parrot to look after...

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1970.

0612Bringing The House Down1970091520110428 (BBC7)
20130512 (BBC7)
20150123 (BBC7)
20170808 (BBC7)

A new office block is on the agenda. But it's all a bit too close to home for Mildred.

A new office block is on the agenda. But it is all a bit too close to home for Mildred.

A new office block is on the agenda. But it is all a bit too close to home for Mildred. With Norma Ronald. From September 1970.

A new office block is on the agenda. But it is all a bit too close to home for Mildred.

A new office block is on the agenda. But it's a bit too close to home for Mildred.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1970.

0613Fair Exchange1970092220110505 (BBC7)
20130519 (BBC7)
20150130 (BBC7)
20170815 (BBC7)

The bungling duo mix up the designs for the new pound note.

The bungling duo mix up the designs for the new pound note. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From September 1970.

The bungling bureaucrats mix up the designs for the new pound note.

A weekly tribute to all those who work in government departments.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. With Norma Ronald, John Graham and Ronald Baddiley.

Written by Edward Taylor and John Graham.

'The Men from the Ministry' ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977. Deryck Guyler replaced Wilfrid Hyde-white from 1966. Sadly many episodes didn't survive in the archive, however the BBC's Transcription Service re-recorded 14 shows in 1980 - never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Producer: Edward Taylor

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1970.

0614 LASTBill Stickers Is Innocent1970092920030709 (BBC7)
20040512 (BBC7)
20040513 (BBC7)
20051004 (BBC7)
20051005 (BBC7)
20061015 (BBC7)
20061016 (BBC7)
20071110 (BBC7)
20071111 (BBC7)
20090906 (BBC7)
20101003 (BBC7)
20130526 (BBC7)
20150206 (BBC7)

The bumbling civil servants scale new heights for Sir Gregory's poster campaign.

The bumbling civil servants scale new heights for Sir Gregory's poster campaign. From 1970

The bumbling civil servants scale new heights for Sir Gregory's poster campaign. With Deryck Guyler. From September 1970.

0701Rolling In It1971012920030716 (BBC7)
20040519 (BBC7)
20040520 (BBC7)
20051011 (BBC7)
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20061022 (BBC7)
20061023 (BBC7)
20071117 (BBC7)
200711180 (BBC7)
20090913 (BBC7)
20101010 (BBC7)
20130602 (BBC7)
20150213 (BBC7)

Lamb and Lennox-Brown's schemes to spend the surplus petty cash end in chaos.

Money muddles for the bumbling civil servants when surplus petty cash must be spent.

With Richard Murdoch.

From July 1971.

Money muddles for the bumbling civil servants when surplus petty cash must be spent. With Richard Murdoch. From July 1971.

0702Up Up And Away19710205
0703Thoroughly Modern Ministry1971021220110512 (BBC7)
20130609 (BBC7)
20150220 (BBC7)

Life's a drag for Lamb when a new receptionist isn't all she seems.

Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch.

From August 1971.

Life is a drag for Lamb when a new receptionist isn't all she seems.

Life is a drag for Lamb when a new receptionist isn't all she seems. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1971.

0704We All Make Mistakes1971021920110519 (BBC7)
20130616 (BBC7)
20150227 (BBC7)
20150508 (BBC7)

Sir Gregory decides to take action over the bumbling bureaucrats.

Sir Gregory decides to take action over the bumbling bureaucrats. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1971.

0705A Foolproof Fool1971022620110526 (BBC7)
20130623 (BBC7)

Lamb finds his true vocation - then blows his big opportunity.

Lamb finds his true vocation, then blows his big opportunity. Stars Deryck Guyler.

Lamb finds his true vocation, then blows his big opportunity. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1971.

0706Rotten To The Corps19710305
0707Transatlantic Trouble1971031220110602 (BBC7)
20130630 (BBC7)
20150313 (BBC7)

The office is visited by Lennox Brown's American niece and noisy Under-Secretary Sir Gregory Pitkin.

The bumbling duo welcome an American niece and face up to a new under-secretary.

The bumbling duo welcome an American niece and face up to a new under-secretary. Stars Richard Murdoch. From September 1971.

0708The Finger Of Suspicion1971031920110609 (BBC7)
20130707 (BBC7)
20150320 (BBC7)

Civil servant Lamb is inconvenienced over collecting takings from the public loos.

Civil servant Lamb is inconvenienced over collecting takings from the public loos. Stars Richard Murdoch. From September 1971.

0709 LASTJust The Ticket1971032620110616 (BBC7)
20130714 (BBC7)
20150327 (BBC7)

The Ministry for General Assistance organizes a national lottery.

The Ministry for General Assistance organizes a national lottery. Stars Deryck Guyler.

The Ministry for General Assistance organizes a national lottery. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From September 1971.

07SPECIALGone To Pot19711129
0801The Conference Trick1972071120030723 (BBC7)
20040526 (BBC7)
20040527 (BBC7)
20051018 (BBC7)
20051019 (BBC7)
20061029 (BBC7)
20061030 (BBC7)
20071124 (BBC7)
20071125 (BBC7)
20090920 (BBC7)
20101017 (BBC7)
20130721 (BBC7)
20160105 (BBC7)

One and Two are sent a bid for the ownership rights of Venus.

AKA (possibly incorrectly) "The Confidence Trick"

One and Two are sent to a bid for the ownership rights of Venus.

Not keen to secure plots on planet Venus, the government enlist the clumsy civil servants.

With Deryck Guyler.

From July 1972.

Not keen to secure plots on planet Venus, the government enlist the clumsy civil servants. With Deryck Guyler. From July 1972.

0802The Night We Crept Into The Crypt1972071820110623 (BBC7)
20130728 (BBC7)
20160112 (BBC7)

The bumbling bureaucrats land themselves up to their necks in it.

The bumbling bureaucrats land themselves up to their necks in it. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1972.

0803How Now Brown Cow1972072520110630 (BBC7)
20130804 (BBC7)
20160119 (BBC7)

The bumbling duo spark a right royal mix-up when they act on the hoof.

The bumbling duo spark a right royal mix-up when they act on the hoof. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1972.

0804Sorry, Wrong Number19720801
0805The Desk Job1972080820140518 (BBC7)
20140519 (BBC7)
20160126 (BBC7)

Can the bungling duo manage to sell off some old office furniture?

Can the bungling duo manage to sell off some old office furniture? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1972.

0806Fowl Play1972081520110707 (BBC7)
20130811 (BBC7)
20160202 (BBC7)

The blundering duo learn not to put all their eggs in one in-tray.

The blundering duo learn not to put all their eggs in one in-tray. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1972.

0807Something Of Value1972082220110714 (BBC7)
20130818 (BBC7)
20160209 (BBC7)

Reputations are tarnished when the Crown Jewels go for cleaning.

Stars Deryck Guyler.

Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch.

From August 1972.

Reputations are tarnished when the Crown Jewels go for cleaning. Stars Deryck Guyler.

Reputations are tarnished when the Crown Jewels go for cleaning. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1972.

0808 LASTTaking Leave Of Their Census1972082920110721 (BBC7)
20130825 (BBC7)
20160216 (BBC7)

The daft duo go west to Cornwall and get embroiled in dodgy doings.

The daft duo go west to Cornwall and get embroiled in dodgy doings. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1972.

0901That's My Pigeon1973030620110728 (BBC7)
20130901 (BBC7)
20160223 (BBC7)

A visiting dignitary gets the bird-brained bureaucrats in a flap.

A visiting dignitary gets the bird-brained bureaucrats in a flap. Stars Deryck Guyler.

A visiting dignitary gets the bird-brained bureaucrats in a flap. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From March 1973.

0902Don't Let Them Needle You1973031320110804 (BBC7)
20130908 (BBC7)
20160301 (BBC7)

The truth will out - with the bureaucrats' mix-up over a flu vaccine.

The truth will out with the bureaucrats' mix-up over a flu vaccine. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From March 1973.

0903Find The Lady19730320
0904Bridge Under Troubled Water1973032720110811 (BBC7)
20130915 (BBC7)
20160308 (BBC7)

Grumbling Hampshire locals oppose the bungling duo's building plans.

Grumbling Hampshire locals oppose the bungling duo's building plans. Stars Deryck Guyler

Grumbling Hampshire locals oppose the bungling duo's building plans. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From March 1973.

0905A Private Affair1973040320040602 (BBC7)
20040603 (BBC7)
20051025 (BBC7)
20051026 (BBC7)
20061105 (BBC7)
20061106 (BBC7)
20071201 (BBC7)
20071202 (BBC7)
20090927 (BBC7)
20101024 (BBC7)
20130922 (BBC7)
20160315 (BBC7)

London's fourth airport is about to open - in Scotland.

But there's a fly in the ointment.

With special guest Clive Dunn.

The civil servants cause chaos as London's new airport opens in Scotland.

From April 1973.

With Deryck Guyler and Clive Dunn.

The civil servants cause chaos as London's new airport opens in Scotland. From April 1973.

The civil servants cause chaos as London's new airport opens in Scotland. With Deryck Guyler and Clive Dunn. From April 1973.

0906Food For Thought1973041020110818 (BBC7)
20130929 (BBC7)
20160322 (BBC7)

The bungling duo's antics attract some sinister interest from abroad.

The bungling duo's antics attract some sinister interest from abroad. Stars Deryck Guyler

The bungling duo's antics attract some sinister interest from abroad. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From April 1973.

0907Getting It Taped19730417
0908Safe And Unsound1973042420110825 (BBC7)
20131006 (BBC7)
20160329 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats spark fears of a top level security leak.

The bungling bureaucrats spark fears of a top level security leak. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From April 1973.

0909The Export Caper1973050120110901 (BBC7)
20131013 (BBC7)
20160405 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats botch a trade agreement with the Italians.

The bungling bureaucrats botch a trade agreement with the Italians. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From May 1973.

0910Flushed With Success1973050820140525 (BBC7)
20140526 (BBC7)
20160412 (BBC7)

The hapless duo direct Trooping the Colour and fix the plumbing.

The hapless duo direct Trooping the Colour and fix the plumbing. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From May 1973.

0911Under The Weather1973051520110908 (BBC7)
20131020 (BBC7)
20160419 (BBC7)

The outlook's stormy for the dotty duo as they arrive at the Met Office.

The outlook is stormy for the dotty duo as they arrive at the Met Office.

The outlook is stormy for the dotty duo as they arrive at the Met Office. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From May 1973.

0912Monkey Business1973052220110915 (BBC7)
20131027 (BBC7)
20160426 (BBC7)

Sir Gregory is set to leave, but can one of the daft duo fill his shoes?

Sir Gregory is set to leave, but can one of the daft duo fill his shoes? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch.

From May 1973.

Sir Gregory is set to leave, but can one of the daft duo fill his shoes? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From May 1973.

0913 LASTCheesed Off1973052920110922 (BBC7)
20131103 (BBC7)
20160503 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats battle some unwelcome furry visitors.

The bungling bureaucrats battle some unwelcome furry visitors. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From May 1973.

1001Plane Madness1974061720110929 (BBC7)
20160510 (BBC7)

Events take off as the idle duo welcome an office efficiency expert.

Events take off as the idle duo welcome an office efficiency expert. Stars Deryck Guyler.

Events take off as the idle duo welcome an office efficiency expert. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From June 1974.

1002Vipers In The Bosom1974062420111006 (BBC7)
20160517 (BBC7)

Whitehall gets worried.

Could the bungling duo be secret spies?

Could the bungling duo be secret spies? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch.

From June 1974.

Whitehall gets worried. Could the bungling duo be secret spies? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From June 1974.

Whitehall gets worried. Could the bungling duo be secret spies?

1003Great Guns19740701
1004I Want My Mummy1974070820111013 (BBC7)
20160524 (BBC7)

Confusion - and an ancient Egyptian queen - rule.

Confusion, and an ancient Egyptian queen, rule. Stars Deryck Guyler.

Confusion, and an ancient Egyptian queen, rule. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1974.

1005One Man's Meat19740715
1006Ballet Nuisance19740722
1007Sky High1974072920030730 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20061112 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20061112 BT=2130 (BBC7)
20061113 (BBC7)
20071208 (BBC7)
20071209 (BBC7)
20091004 (BBC7)
20101031 (BBC7)
20160531 (BBC7)

When 'The Men' go to investigate a building project, they are left high and not so dry by an industrial dispute.

AKA Hitting The Roof.

More escapades in the General Assistance Department of an unnamed Government ministry.

With Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch.

More fun from the General Assistance Department, designated to assist any other overworked government department.

With Deryck Guyler.

aka Hitting The Roof

Construction chaos abounds for the bumbling civil servants over a new office block.

Stars Richard Murdoch.

From July 1974.

Construction chaos abounds for the bumbling civil servants over a new office block. Stars Richard Murdoch. From July 1974.

1008A Break For Sir Gregory19740805
1009Health And Deficiency1974081220111020 (BBC7)
20160607 (BBC7)

The bird-brained bureaucrats mind a budgie - what could go wrong?

The bird-brained bureaucrats mind a budgie. What could go wrong? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1974.

1010Big Deal19740819
1011They Fry By Night19740826
1012In The Picture1974090220030806 (BBC7)
20040609 (BBC7)
20040610 (BBC7)
20051108 (BBC7)
20051109 (BBC7)
20061119 (BBC7)
20061120 (BBC7)
20071215 (BBC7)
20071216 (BBC7)
20091011 (BBC7)
20101107 (BBC7)
20160614 (BBC7)

A mission to clean up the lax and dirty morals of England goes wrong when it gets confused with a Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

The bumbling civil servants cause confusion in a moral crusade.

From September 1974.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The bumbling civil servants cause confusion in a moral crusade. From September 1974.

The bumbling civil servants cause confusion in a moral crusade. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From September 1974.

1013 LASTShe'll Have To Go1974090920111027 (BBC7)
20160621 (BBC7)

Can the bungling duo save their secretary from the scrap heap?

Can the bungling duo save their secretary from the scrap heap? Stars Deryck Guyler.

Can the bungling duo save their secretary from the scrap heap? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From September 1974.

1101Nothing But The Vest1975052620030813 (BBC7)
20040616 (BBC7)
20040617 (BBC7)
20051115 (BBC7)
20051116 (BBC7)
20061126 (BBC7)
20061127 (BBC7)
20071222 (BBC7)
20071223 (BBC7)
20091018 (BBC7)
20101114 (BBC7)
20160628 (BBC7)

The civil servants play cupid for Mildred and spark mayhem with their requisitions.

Stars Richard Murdoch.

From May 1975.

The civil servants play cupid for Mildred and spark mayhem with their requisitions. Stars Richard Murdoch. From May 1975.

1102That's My Baby1975060220030820 (BBC7)
20040623 (BBC7)
20040624 (BBC7)
20051122 (BBC7)
20051123 (BBC7)
20061203 (BBC7)
20061204 (BBC7)
20071229 (BBC7)
20071230 (BBC7)
20091025 (BBC7)
20101121 (BBC7)
20160705 (BBC7)

Lamb is in love, but finds himself fast-tracked into fatherhood as chaos once more ensues at the heart of the Civil Service.

Lamb and Lennox-Brown file a baby.

That is, when an irate cleaner drops her baby off to be looked after in a fit of pique.

Love-struck civil servant Lamb is fast-tracked into fatherhood.

Love-struck civil servant Lamb is fast-tracked into fatherhood. From June 1975.

Love-struck civil servant Lamb is fast-tracked into fatherhood. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From June 1975.

1103All That Glitters19750609
1104Torn To Shreds1975061620111103 (BBC7)
20160712 (BBC7)

The bungling duo must dispose of a 75p surplus.

Easy? You'd think so.

The bungling duo must dispose of a 75p surplus. Easy? You would think so.

The bungling duo must dispose of a 75p surplus. Easy? You would think so. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From June 1975.

1105Wool Over Their Eyes1975062320111110 (BBC7)
20160719 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats get sheepish over their latest muddle.

The bungling bureaucrats get sheepish over their latest muddle. Stars Deryck Guyler.

The bungling bureaucrats get sheepish over their latest muddle. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From June 1975.

1106This Vat And The Other1975063020111117 (BBC7)
20160726 (BBC7)

The idle duo are helping to collect VAT - how taxing can that be?

The idle duo are helping to collect VAT - how taxing can that be? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From June 1975.

1107The Great Trouser Troubles19750707
1108The Cabinet Crisis19750714
1109Chain Reaction1975072120111124 (BBC7)
20160802 (BBC7)

A mix-up over packages sparks perplexity for the bungling bureaucrats.

A mix-up over packages sparks perplexity for the bungling bureaucrats. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From July 1975.

A mix-up over packages sparks perplexity for the bungling bureaucrats. From July 1975.

1110All Change1975072820111201 (BBC7)
20160809 (BBC7)

Struggling with the new metric system - will the dopey duo measure up in fancy new jobs?

Struggling with the new metric system, will the dopey duo measure up in fancy new jobs? Stars Deryck Guyler. From July 1975.

1111A Merry Dance1975080420111208 (BBC7)
20160816 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats suspect each other of espionage.

The bungling bureaucrats suspect each other of espionage. From August 1975.

The bungling bureaucrats suspect each other of espionage. Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1975.

1112A Sense Of Power19750811
1113 LASTPostal Disorder1975081820111215 (BBC7)
20160823 (BBC7)

The Post Office must boost business - can the bungling duo deliver?

The Post Office must boost business. Can the bungling duo deliver? Stars Deryck Guyler and Richard Murdoch. From August 1975.

1201All Cisterns Go1976070620030827 (BBC7)
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A naval survey goes awry, and Sir George winds up unveiling an apparently intangible and invisible sub.

A naval survey goes awry, and Sir Gregory winds up unveiling an apparently intangible and invisible sub.

The blundering civil servants plumb new depths with a naval survey.

From July 1976.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The blundering civil servants plumb new depths with a naval survey. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1976.

The blundering civil servants plumb new depths with a naval survey. From July 1976.

1202A Problem Shared1976071320030903 (BBC7)
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20091115 (BBC7)
20101212 (BBC7)
20160906 (BBC7)

Lennox-Brown becomes an auntie, Lamb becomes assertive and Mildred gets caught in between.

The inept civil servants get in a jam over traffic and an agony aunt.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The inept civil servants get in a jam over traffic and an agony aunt. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1976.

1203The Whitehall Castaways1976072020030910 (BBC7)
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Are Lamb and Lennox-Brown really stranded? And what of the Great Bustard? And Sir Gregory?

The inept civil servants tackle London's parks and soon get in a flap.

From July 1976.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The inept civil servants tackle London's parks and soon get in a flap. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1976.

1204Off The Rails1976072720030917 (BBC7)
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They're getting all steamed up in Whitehall over another terrible mix-up at the Ministry.

The blundering civil servants get steamed up over a transport mix-up.

From July 1976.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The blundering civil servants get steamed up over a transport mix-up. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1976.

The blundering civil servants get steamed up over a transport mix-up. From July 1976.

1205Penny Wise1976080320030924 (BBC7)
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Lennox Brown and Lamb are under threat - will the computers take over?

Lennox Brown is replaced by computer - can Lamb get his job back?

The axe is over the bumbling civil servants, thanks to a new computer.

From July 1976.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The axe is hanging over the bumbling civil servants, thanks to a new computer.

The arrival of a computer means the inept civil servants face the axe. With Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1976.

1206A Turn For The Nurse1976081020031001 (BBC7)
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20161004 (BBC7)

When The Men are given a hospital to administer, the patients are bound to end up in stitches...(groan).

When The Men are given a hospital to administer, the patients are bound to end up in stitches...

Confusion abounds when Sir Gregory Pitkin breaks his leg.

Operations at a hospital turn sickly from the civil servants' cure.

Operations at a hospital turn sickly from the civil servants' cure. From August 1976.

Operations at a hospital turn sickly from the civil servants' cure. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1976.

1207Seal Of Office1976081720031008 (BBC7)
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Sir Gregory has asked Lennox-Brown to organise a military display at Earl's Court.

The blundering civil servants try to organise a military display. From August 1976.

The blundering civil servants try to organise a military display. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1976.

1208 LASTBirmingham Is Revolting1976082420031015 (BBC7)
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More mayhem at the Ministry as the staff are psychoanalysed and Birmingham is granted independence!

More mayhem at the Ministry as staff are psychoanalysed and Birmingham is granted independence!

It's all change for the civil servants - and for surprised Brummies! From August 1976.

It's all change for the civil servants - and for surprised Brummies! Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

From August 1976.

It's all change for the civil servants - and for surprised Brummies! Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1976.

1301Mission Inedible1977070420031022 (BBC7)
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20161025 (BBC7)

Lennox-Brown and Lamb are sent on a trade mission promoting British food in New York.

But events don't go to plan.

The civil servants botch a British food promotion in New York. From July 1977.

The civil servants botch a British food promotion in New York. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1977.

1302Horse Play1977071120031029 (BBC7)
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20100110 (BBC7)
20161101 (BBC7)

How exactly does Lamb wind up riding a racehorse? Listen and learn.

A naughty nightie and a nag? Blunders galore for the civil servants.

A naughty nightie and a nag? Blunders galore for the civil servants. From July 1977.

A naughty nightie and a nag? Blunders galore for the civil servants. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1977.

1303The Big, Big, Big Ben Bungle1977071820031105 (BBC7)
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Sir Gregory is cracking down on 'permissiveness', but his own interest in 'bronze-limbed' young ladies rather undermines this.

Sir Gregory is cracking down on permissiveness, but his own interest in young ladies rather undermines this.

Sir Gregory is cracking down on permissiveness.

1304A Motley Crew1977072520031112 (BBC7)
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20100124 (BBC7)
20161115 (BBC7)

The Men are all at sea as Lennox-Brown and Lamb are sent on a special mission to a North Sea Oil rig.

A mission to an oil rig leaves the bungling civil servants all at sea.

A mission to an oil rig leaves the bungling civil servants all at sea. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From July 1977.

1305Not On Your Telly1977080120031119 (BBC7)
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As the media puts the civil service under scrutiny, chaos reigns as The Men cause mayhem at Television Centre.

The civil servants cause bedlam during a BBC 'Panorama' probe.

The civil servants cause bedlam during a BBC 'Panorama' probe. Stars Richard Murdoch.

The civil servants cause bedlam during a BBC 'Panorama' probe. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.

1306One Way Only1977080820031126 (BBC7)
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Lamb and Lennox-Brown try to clear London's congestion with a hair-brained scheme.

The bungling civil servants tackle London's transport congestion. From August 1977.

The bungling civil servants tackle London's transport congestion. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.

1307Take Your Pick1977081520031203 (BBC7)
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20161206 (BBC7)

The freezing civil servants head to Wales to tackle a coal shortage.

The freezing civil servants head to Wales to tackle a coal shortage. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.

1308 LASTClaws1977082220031210 (BBC7)
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20161213 (BBC7)

Can Mildred's bad mood really be remedied by bamboo shoots and a bucket of warm milk?

The civil servants blunder through Anglo-Chinese Friendship month.

From August 1977.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler.

The civil servants blunder through Anglo-Chinese Friendship month. Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler. From August 1977.

The civil servants blunder through Anglo-Chinese Friendship month. From August 1977.

1401Boots2011122220161227 (BBC7)

When the men have to find 5000 boots, No 1's writing proves problematic.

When the men have to find 5,000 boots, No 1's writing proves problematic. With Norma Ronald. Re-recorded in April 1980.

1402Pardon My French2011122920170103 (BBC7)

Trying to get Europe playing cricket, the bungling duo are on a sticky wicket.

Trying to get Europe playing cricket, the bungling duo are on a sticky wicket. Stars Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded April 1980.

1403Traffic Diversions2012010520170110 (BBC7)

When planning a Surrey bypass, the bungling duo fall foul of budget cuts.

When planning a Surrey bypass, the bungling duo fall foul of budget cuts. Stars Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded April 1980.

1404Watch This Space2012031520170117 (BBC7)

The panic-stricken pen-pushers manage to make Mildred an astronaut by mistake.

The panic-stricken pen-pushers manage to make Mildred an astronaut by mistake. Starring Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded April 1980.

1405Birds Of A Feather2012011220170124 (BBC7)

The feather-brained civil servants get themselves in a flap.

The feather-brained civil servants get themselves in a flap. Stars Richard Murdoch and Derek Guyler. Re-recorded April 1980.

1406Where There's A Will2012011920170131 (BBC7)

The government is promised millions, but the duo must sort out a sculpture.

The government is promised millions, but the duo must sort out a sculpture. With Deryck Guyler. Re-recorded in April 1980.

1407The Country Caper2012012620170207 (BBC7)

The bungling duo must enforce stringent regulations for over-sized rhubarb.

The bungling duo must enforce stringent regulations for over-sized rhubarb. With Deryck Guyler. Re-recorded in April 1980.

1408Ban The Wotsit2012020220170214 (BBC7)

Lamb clears out a lot of rubbish, but the junk is mistaken for a secret weapon.

Lamb clears out a lot of rubbish, but the junk is mistaken for a secret weapon. With Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded in April 1980.

1409A Testing Time2012020920170221 (BBC7)

Times are changing - can the bungling duo pass new civil service exams?

Times are changing - can the bungling duo pass new civil service exams? With Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded in April 1980.

1410Pushing The Vote Out2012021620170228 (BBC7)

The dopey duo reacts when a bi-election candidate goes from slide to landslide.

Written by Johnny Mortimer, Brian Cooke, and Edward Taylor; produced by Edward Taylor.

The dopey duo react when a by-election candidate goes from slide to landslide. With Deryck Guyler. Re-recorded in April 1980.

The dopey duo react when a by-election candidate goes from slide to landslide.

1411Gone To Earth2012022320170307 (BBC7)

The workshy pair run into deep trouble when they supervise a building project.

The workshy pair run into deep trouble when they supervise a building project. With Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded in 1980.

1412Computaclanger2012030120170314 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats' get-rich-quick schemes backfire and cause havoc.

The bungling bureaucrats' get-rich-quick schemes backfire and cause havoc. Stars Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded May 1980.

1413A Great Convenience2012030820170321 (BBC7)

The calamitous civil servants have to make a decision about a historic toilet.

The calamitous civil servants have to make a decision about a historic toilet. Starring Richard Murdoch. Re-recorded May 1980.

1414The Christmas Spirit2005122020051221
20091220 (BBC7)

The Spirit of Christmas Present haunts Lennox-Brown in this Yuletide special edition.