The premise of this show couldn't be further from LOTSW -- but wait a minute, there are some similarities. The minister, James Hacker, like Foggy. is the head guy and he is generally a clueless government stiff. Sir Humphrey Appleby is like Cleggy in that he expresses great wisdom. And Bernard Wolley is sort of like Compo in that he's the physical guy, he gets things done. True, most of the episodes are filmed in government offices and everyone is well dressed, but the relationships and interplay seems to be the same.