I'm a huge fan of Yes Minister. "Hollowmen" seems to be the Australian equivalent set where the bureaucracy sees its job as keeping the Government in office rather than as keeping the Government from messing around with its prerogative. Kinda like Canada under the Chretien Liberals. Commenter "V" pointed to this particular bit of awesomeness, for which I thank V.
I'm going to have to buy the series. If this clip is representative, it's wonderful. All the stuff I recommend as what not to do in honest cost-benefit analysis taken as recommendation as to how to sell a policy.