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.

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0101The Great Footwear Scandal1962103020110120 (BBC7)
20121230 (BBC7)
20140905 (BBC7)

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)
20040408 (BBC7)
20050830 (BBC7)
20050831 (BBC7)
20060910 (BBC7)
20060911 (BBC7)
20071006 (BBC7)
20071007 (BBC7)
20090802 (BBC7)
20100829 (BBC7)
20130106 (BBC7)
20140912 (BBC7)

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.

0103Strictly For The Birds1962111320110127 (BBC7)
20130113 (BBC7)
20140919 (BBC7)

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.

0104French Cricket1962112020110203 (BBC7)
20130120 (BBC7)
20140926 (BBC7)

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.

0105The War With The Isle Of Wight1962112720110210 (BBC7)
20130127 (BBC7)
20141003 (BBC7)

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.

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)
20040415 (BBC7)
20050906 (BBC7)
20050907 (BBC7)
20060917 (BBC7)
20060918 (BBC7)
20071013 (BBC7)
20071014 (BBC7)
20090809 (BBC7)
20100905 (BBC7)
20130203 (BBC7)
20141010 (BBC7)

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.

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)
20130210 (BBC7)
20141017 (BBC7)

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.

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)
20040422 (BBC7)
20050913 (BBC7)
20050914 (BBC7)
20060924 (BBC7)
20060925 (BBC7)
20071020 (BBC7)
20071021 (BBC7)
20090816 (BBC7)
20100912 (BBC7)
20130217 (BBC7)
20141024 (BBC7)

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.

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)
20130224 (BBC7)
20141031 (BBC7)

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.

0411Out Of This World19680428
0412Muddlers-in-law19680505
0413 LASTWhat Has Four Wheels And Flies?19680512
0501A Rotten System1969032520110303 (BBC7)
20130303 (BBC7)
20141107 (BBC7)

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.

0502A Brush With An Old Master19690401
0503All Play And No Work19690408
0504A Sticky Business1969041520110310 (BBC7)
20130310 (BBC7)
20141114 (BBC7)

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.

0505The Home-brewed Non-vintage Bomb19690422
0506 LASTThe Ship That Wagged Its Tail1969042920110317 (BBC7)
20130317 (BBC7)
20141121 (BBC7)

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.

0601Bye-bye Mildred1970063020040428 (BBC7)
20040429 (BBC7)
20050920 (BBC7)
20050921 (BBC7)
20061001 (BBC7)
20061002 (BBC7)
20071027 (BBC7)
20071028 (BBC7)
20090823 (BBC7)
20100919 (BBC7)
20130324 (BBC7)

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

But will she return to make the tea?

0602Bare Necessities1970070720040505 (BBC7)
20040506 (BBC7)
20050927 (BBC7)
20050928 (BBC7)
20061008 (BBC7)
20061009 (BBC7)
20071103 (BBC7)
20071104 (BBC7)
20090830 (BBC7)
20100926 (BBC7)
20130331 (BBC7)
20141205 (BBC7)

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.

0603Storm In A Tea Urn1970071420110324 (BBC7)
20130407 (BBC7)
20141212 (BBC7)

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.

0604The Moving Target1970072120110331 (BBC7)
20130414 (BBC7)
20141219 (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.

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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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)
20051012 (BBC7)
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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

1002Vipers In The Bosom1974062420111006 (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.

1003Great Guns19740701
1004I Want My Mummy1974070820111013 (BBC7)

Confusion - and an ancient Egyptian queen - rule.

1005One Man's Meat19740715
1006Ballet Nuisance19740722
1007Sky High1974072920030730 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20061112 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20061112 BT=2130 (BBC7)
20061113 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20071208 BT=1330 (BBC7)
20071209 (BBC7)
20091004 (BBC7)
20101031 (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.

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

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

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)

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.

1013 LASTShe'll Have To Go1974090920111027 (BBC7)

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

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)

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)

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.

1103All That Glitters19750609
1104Torn To Shreds1975061620111103 (BBC7)

The bungling duo must dispose of a 75p surplus.

Easy? You'd think so.

1105Wool Over Their Eyes1975062320111110 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats get sheepish over their latest muddle.

1106This Vat And The Other1975063020111117 (BBC7)

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

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

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

1110All Change1975072820111201 (BBC7)

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

1111A Merry Dance1975080420111208 (BBC7)

The bungling bureaucrats suspect each other of espionage.

1112A Sense Of Power19750811
1113 LASTPostal Disorder1975081820111215 (BBC7)

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

1201All Cisterns Go1976070620030827 (BBC7)
20040630 (BBC7)
20040701 (BBC7)
20051129 (BBC7)
20051130 (BBC7)
20061210 (BBC7)
20061211 (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.

1202A Problem Shared1976071320030903 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

1206A Turn For The Nurse1976081020031001 (BBC7)
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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.

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

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.

1301Mission Inedible1977070420031022 (BBC7)
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Lennox-Brown and Lamb are sent on a trade mission promoting British food in New York.

But events don't go to plan.

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

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

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

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.

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

1307Take Your Pick1977081520031203 (BBC7)
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The freezing civil servants head to Wales to tackle a coal shortage.

1308 LASTClaws1977082220031210 (BBC7)
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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.

1401Boots20111222

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

1402Pardon My French20111229

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

1403Traffic Diversions20120105

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

1404Watch This Space20120315

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

1405Birds Of A Feather20120112

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

1406Where There's A Will20120119

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

1407The Country Caper20120126

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

1408Ban The Wotsit20120202

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

1409A Testing Time20120209

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

1410Pushing The Vote Out20120216

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.

1411Gone To Earth20120223

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

1412Computaclanger20120301

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

1413A Great Convenience20120308

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

1414The Christmas Spirit2005122020051221
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The Spirit of Christmas Present haunts Lennox-Brown in this Yuletide special edition.