Fictional General Assistance Department was created to help other ministries with often trivial problems. Incompetent civil servants that are running it get into trouble everytime they try to do their job. But most of the time they just try to look like they are doing any job.
This time Lennox-Brown and Lamb are taking care with London parks, disused railways and... a seal.
All Cisterns Go
Due to small misunderstanding General Assistance Department has to convince the NATO representatives that British have build an underwater plastic tank.
A Problem Shared
Lennox-Brown becomes a secret columnist in a internal magazine and tries to help employees with his advices. What he doesn’t know is that he is actually advice his deputy.
The Whitehall Castaways
General Assistance Department takes care of the London parks and all three of the employees end up marooned on the island in Regent’s Park.
Off the Rails
While searching for cutbacks in British Rail Lennox-Brown and Lamb finds that abandonded railway station is beign used by a family that actually makes money on train transport.
Civil Service has to cut down the employment costs and Sir Gregory is convinced that the best way to achieve it is to let Lennox-Brown go and replace him with computer. While Lamb is doing his best to make computer look bad by causing errors Lennox-Brown has to find the employment in private sector.
A Turn for the Nurse
Dealing with simple orders for St. Hernia’s hospital turned out to be too much for Lennox-Brown and Lamb.
Seal of Office
While taking care of secret NATO delivery Lennox-Brown and Lamb gets a live seal in their hands.
Birmingham is Revolting
Due to a small error the city of Birmingham becomes a foreign territory.
Christmas special episode, remake of The Magic Carpet. Lennox-Brown, Lamb and Mildred have to stay at office for the Christmas and they deal with Santa Claus in their own special way.