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The Official Visit

Episode 2 of 7

Sitcom about a British government minister and the advisers who surround him. When Hacker recognises a visiting head of an African nation as someone he knew from his student days, he does his best to offload some British-made oil rigging gear on him.

28 minutes


Role Contributor
James Hacker Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley Derek Fowlds
Martin Tenniel Evans
President Selim Mohammed Thomas Baptiste
Bill Pritchard Anthony Carrick
Producer Stuart Allen
Director Sydney Lotterby
Writer Antony Jay
Writer Jonathan Lynn


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