Filmed at the legendary Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Tim Minchin's live show contains new songs, new rants, a 9-minute beat poem about a hippy, and just enough of his acclaimed stuff to keep the old fans from rioting.
Jim Hacker is given the responsibility for developing and implementing an "Integrated National Transport Policy." Sir Humphrey explains that the job could turn out to be a bed of nails for the Minister, and endeavours to protect him from such discomfort.
In a re-organisation of government administration, Jim Hacker has the task of reducing local government bureaucracy.
Jim Hacker MP decides there should be more women occupying top jobs in the Civil Service. Eyebrows are raised, particularly those of Sir Humphrey Appleby.
The conflict between politicians and civil servants is brought into focus when both the Minister and Sir Humphrey have to appear before a Select Parliament Committee who scrutinise the function of the Department of Administrative Affairs.
The Minister seems to be having a good day. He makes a decision to restrict the height of a new tower block and visits the children's city farm with media coverage.
Already angry at having his intentions blocked by a directive from the European Economic Community, the Minister is further upset by rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle. Sir Humphrey is equally worried because, if the Minister goes, who will replace him? He decides it is better to have - the devil you know.
Jim Hacker finds himself in the middle of a row over plans for the British Chemical Corporation to manufacture Propanol at their Merseyside factory. The BBC are anxious to go ahead and have a powerful ally in Sir Humphrey. But then the local inhabitants discover that Propanol is similar to a dangerous chemical which has already damaged towns in Europe, and protests begin. While the Minister tries to find a solution acceptable to all parties he finds himself under pressure from every direction, and in disagreement with Sir Humphrey.
The Minister is aghast to discover that his Department is responsible for supplying all the government's electronic surveillance equipment. This is particularly embarrassing because, when in opposition, he had led a campaign against bugging and telephone-tapping. In spite of advice from Sir Humphrey, he decides to take up a stance in defence of the individual's right to privacy. But his efforts to introduce measures to curb the security forces use of the equipment come to a temporary halt when he discovers that he is on a terrorist group's death-list.
At the Ministry of Administrative Affairs the conflict of interests continues. The Minister is concerned about making five per cent cuts in his Department's expenditure, whereas Sir Humphrey sees the effect of government policy on the number of overseas students applying for admission to his old Oxford college as a more critical issue. He also needs the Minister's approval of the Department's recommendations for the Honours List. As usual compromise is never far away.
Based on the play by Joe Orton, this film follows the adventures of two friends who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot.
Griff a socially awkward office worker spends his days being bullied by his workmates and his night as superhero 'Griff the Invisible' roaming the streets of his local neighbourhood, protecting the innocent (Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody).
Danny wants two things in life more than anything else, one is a Jaguar and the other is Joanna Johnson. After Danny's parents give him their beloved Nissan Cedric, Danny works up the courage to ask Joanna out on a date... One problem! He tells her that he owns a Jaguar, and to prove otherwise, he trades in the Cedric for an early model Jag. But at the car yard he is conned into believing he is getting the deal of the century by the salesman.
Loving couple Natalie and Ross find their lives turned upside down when Natalie suffers an aneurysm that will prevent them from having sex for an entire year. Coping with spirited children, a tight family budget and job insecurity are common challenges for your typical parent, but for Natalie and Ross, things are about to get a little more complicated.
Ep 6 of 6 on spiritualityLeaving behind the steamy bustle of Delhi, she travels to Bodhgaya to visit the Bodhi tree, where Lor
With her interest in Buddhism piqued, and her love of yoga firmly entrenched, Judith travels to India to immerse herself in the
Judith's encounter with Buddhism
With her interest in Buddhism piqued, and her love of yoga firmly entrenched, Judith travels to India to immerse herself in the birthplace of both of those things. She discovers that religion and spirituality in India are like the Kardashian family in the West - you just can't avoid them.
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