Episode 1

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Duration: 30 minutes

Peter Mannion, the Secretary of State for Social Affairs, is told to launch his coalition partner Fergus's new 'Networked Nation' policy at a school. Peter doesn't even know how to right-click a mouse and would rather be celebrating his wedding anniversary, but Stewart Pearson won't hear otherwise. So Fergus is left in charge of drawing up a list of staff redundancies, and Terri Coverley is pretty sure she can make Fergus's hit list if she works hard at under-performing, and finds help from an unexpected direction.

Peter's policy launch is a disaster, and the disaster recovery plan is even more of a disaster.

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Credits

Peter Mannion
Roger Allam
Terri Coverley
Joanna Scanlan
Fergus Williams
Geoffrey Streatfield
Adam Kenyon
Ben Willbond
Stewart Pearson
Vincent Franklin
Emma Messenger
Olivia Poulet
Journalist
Adam Tandy
Journalist
Dan Mersh
Writer
Simon Blackwell
Writer
Tony Roche
Writer
David Quantick
Writer
Armando Iannucci
Writer
Dan Gaster
Director
Natalie Bailey
Producer
Adam Tandy
Executive Producer
Armando Iannucci

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