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The work-shy pair run into deep trouble when they supervise a building project. With Richard Murdoch. Originally from October 1965 and re-recorded in 1980.

One of 14 shows not kept in the archive and re-recorded in 1980 – previously never broadcast in the UK, until the arrival of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

‘The Men from the Ministry’ ran for 14 series between 1962 and 1977.

Stars Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler (who replaced Wilfrid Hyde-White from 1966).

With Norma Ronald, Ronald Baddiley and John Graham.

Written by Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke and Edward Taylor.

Producer: Edward Taylor.

Re-recording of ‘' The Hole'' made in April 1980.

30 minutes