Revelations of Alan's affairs with the Harknesses hit the tabloid headlines.
Alan is lovesick and his relationship with Jane is crumbling under the strain.
Alan finally makes it into the coveted Ministry of Defence as poll tax riots rage and the Gulf War breaks out.
Alan faces a gruelling travel schedule, deep jet-lag and infuriating civil servants in his new role as Minister of Trade.
Alan plots his way ever closer to Margaret Thatcher and her lovely ankles.
Alan joins the Department of Employment, parties with the Coven and suffers under the tyranny of the civil service.