This is Penelope Keith departing from her often upper class persona. A labour MP, she plays the part of an ordinary woman with an ordinary husband, yet not leading an ordinary life. She has been transported into the inner sanctum of government as a minority member, being a woman, a fact of which she is often reminded. Her characterization is perfect, and so is the character played by George Baker [Inspector Wexford]. He plays a Tory MP who has great delusions of grandeur, and he plays this character admirably. All the characterizations in this series are well played but these two are outstanding. Like Yes Minister in that it points out the absurdity of government, No Job For a Lady is not so wordy and the superb direction of the action maintains the interest of the audience. Another British classic, and as such only expect 6 episodes in this season, but these 6 will leave you wanting for more.