'Yes, Minister' - 'Party Games'
Sir Frederick: We should never let Ministers get so deeply involved. Once they start writing the draft, the next thing we know they’ll be dictating policy.
Sir Humphrey: Bernard, Ministers should never know more than they need to know. Then they can’t tell anyone. Like secret agents, they could be captured and tortured.
Bernard: You mean by terrorists?
Sir Humphrey: By the BBC, Bernard.