Funny When Life Eventually Imitates Art


Sir Humphrey: “Well, we can always try to persuade them [the BBC] to withdraw programs voluntarily, once they realize that transmission is not in the public interest.”
Jim Hacker: “Well, it is not in my interest. And I represent the public, so it is not in the public interest.”
Sir Humphrey: “That’s a novel argument. We haven’t tried that on them before.”

Yes Minister – The Challenge. As the BBC refused to play the full 57 seconds of “Ding-Dong, The Witch Is Dead.” Something that one of their news programs would call Censorship if it happened overseas. How do you spell ‘hypocrisy’?

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