More classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister, bungling bureaucrats who bungled for fifteen glorious years from 1962 to 1977. Muddling through were Wilfrid Hyde White, as the first head of the ubiquitous General Assistance Department, and the imperturbable Deryck Guyler, who followed him in 1966. Richard Murdoch was their faithfully incompetent Number Two.
Together they created absolute chaos - and an enduring and influential Whitehall spoof. Their potty exploits remain - in the inimitable words of the BBC announcer -'a tribute to the men of our Government service, those men who are sometimes compared to tea bags: they always stick together when they get into hot water.'
©2012 John Graham (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
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"The men from the ministry
the men from the ministry is a Dads army of the civil service. I was a civil servant for 30 years and can say that with red tape the awful wastage ( not necessarily the staffs fault) but starting with politicians their secretaries their secretaries and so on by the time anything gets to the coal face it becomes a farce. the comedy is gentle, funny and we'll worth a listen. pity about the lack of episodes.
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