Most episodes are available of Youtube. These are British comedies from the 80s following the career of a politician which various politicians in British-type systems have declared uncannily accurate. While I don’t think they really get to the bottom of things, they depict the civil service as largely a self perpetuating scam and the root of much of the government problem. Sir Humphrey (Nigel Hawthorne) is a classic villain. Well worth watching if you haven't already.