This is an amazing series that is more than 30 years old and yet still relevant. Even the same issues, such as concerns about oil in the Middle East, or still current.
This story about how bureaucracy operates was probably true in the days of Rome and will certainly be true at anytime in the future. Somethings just do not change.
Sir Humphrey is an absolute delight, and one of the best things about the series is that, occasionally, very occasionally, the minister wins.