Jim Hacker considers cancelling the Trident programme after discovering some interesting facts about the UK's defence system.
Hacker prepares to make his first broadcast as prime minister, announcing his grand new defence policy, but finds it is not so easy to speak on camera.
The health minister wants to abolish smoking using prohibitive taxation, losing the Treasury £4bn revenue. Jim sees how he can use this to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts.
A territorial battle ensues after Sir Humphrey relocates the office of Jim Hacker's political adviser.
Sir Humphrey tries to convince Jim Hacker that top civil servants need not make monetary sacrifices like everyone else.
Jim has his first clash with the Foreign Office when he is called upon to prevent a Commonwealth country from being taken over by Marxists.
Prime Minister Hacker
Sir Humphrey Appleby
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