Stories for 1998

Year Episode Title
1998 1 An ugly saga of burning ambition and bootleg liquor - welcome to the BOFH's Christmas past...
1998 2 The BOFH and PFY show there is still a place for love and compassion in the world of network management...
1998 3 Chaos reigns at the office and a visitor from the past is impressed by modern standards of bastardly behaviour...
1998 4 The head's mid-life crisis and how a career in modelling leads to an executive position...
1998 5 The boss is on the track of two mysterious contractors, C. Omputer and R. Amchip, but the BOFH is on the case...
1998 6 When the BOFH suggests a team-building event, on his own time, there has to be some devilry brewing...
1998 7 There's stocktaking to be done and awkward questions to be answered. But the BOFH stays cool as things get hot...
1998 8 The helldesk has got a bit too big for its boots, but the BOFH has a cunning plan to knock them down to size...
1998 9 Shape up or face budget cuts - what will the BOFH do? Enlist the help of an ice cream and some digging gear...
1998 10 The users are away from the office and - shock horror - the BOFH and PFY miss them. Surely this can't be right...
1998 11 While the PFY is busy with his Tunnel-Monkey work, the BOFH is sorting out the e-mail system and diverting complaints to sex lines...
1998 12 The company architect's presence in the building creates an air of expectancy and pushes the BOFH into a bit of bastardly trickery...
1998 13 The BOFH and PFY are hurt when they're left out of the game days - but it's nothing that a mallet and a spot of violence can't take care of...
1998 14 A US buyout results in a visit stateside, a lesson in the zen of lift shafts and plenty of new kit... all expensives paid...
1998 15 Translating engineer excuses into non-fiction can be a difficult task - but nothing is too tough for The Bastard Bible...
1998 16 When the boss and the PFY both suffer from acute computer 'acronym dependence', it's time to visit Harley Street to play in the traffic...
1998 17 The PFY is displaying distressing signs of geekism - beer-bottle glasses and the first growth of a wispy beard - can he be saved?
1998 18 The BOFH explains his new 'Management Stack Theory' to PFY, who seems to take it all with a pinch of salt - until the boss walks in...
1998 19 The LAGERS invoice should have gone through smoothly - but a turncoat beancounter and a computing audit get in the way...
1998 20 There's nothing the BOFH likes more than a contractor still wet behind the ears. But even he thinks it's time to show pity when the boss hatches his latest mad scheme...
1998 21 There's nothing the BOFH and PFY love more than a challenge - except for violence. And the boss's devious plan calls for quite a bit of the latter...
1998 22 The game's the thing by which to humiliate the Boss but it serves him right for getting the Head of IT1s fancy woman to do the shopping... war and peace as usual
1998 23 The millennium bomb has nothing on BOFH's boss who, on the strength of just one pint, manages to blow BOFH's cover sky high...
1998 24 A newcomer names Sharon, a safety retrofit and a GPS transmitter leaves the BOFH on course for sipping tequila in the sun...
1998 25 To escape the boredom of routine, the BOFH volunteers to man the Helldesk. But does he still have his special touch with the users?
1998 26 Will the BOFH use Roboboss again in this year's gladiatorial clash with the R&D boys? Or will the Mutant Floor Polisher win the demo-derby?
1998 27 While the PFY's holding a torch for Carole, someone is putting a torch to the Welsh Office. But nothing compares with the Master Plan...
1998 28 The BOFH and PFY attend a 'bored' meeting, everyone gets bladdered and the boss gets to 'chair' an assembly of overheated shareholders...
1998 29 When the building is repainted in the lurid colour scheme of 'Teletubby Land', there is only one way to restore it to its former grey glory...
1998 30 Does the BOFH know anything about the disappearance of the telecomms manager, his lawnmower and the wife he's 'grass-widowed'?
1998 31 The BOFH steps in to help with a staff identity crisis, and the PFY drives a wedge between systems maintenance and the boss...
1998 32 When does saying less mean making more? When the boss suggests adding needless desktop capacity and you're renting out any going spare...
1998 33 Hypochondria in the office is all the rage. In fact, rage is all the rage. But when a psychiatrist is called in it's only a means to an end...
1998 34 The BOFH is fazed by the remote working boom - but not for long. He and the PFY find more devious ways to keep the Operations beer fund topped up...
1998 35 The Operations room is lit up like a set of traffic lights when the head beancounter asks the BOFH and the PFY to account for their time...
1998 36 One wager and a lager frenzy later, the BOFH is feeling somewhat worse for wear after messing with the teatime continuum...
1998 37 A bluff report may fool auditors that the company is running smoothly but try telling a hospitalised boss why safety procedures have been ignored...
1998 38 A bogus computer range may con the propeller heads in polyester but not the clever BOFH who has a nasty sabotage surprise waiting in his pocket
1998 39 You won't believe what's been going on the Boss's credit card...and it's not just the BOFH who thinks that'll do nicely - he's got a new flexible friend...
1998 40 The eye on the wall has seen all, so it's time for desperate measures to cover up the half measures of sherry left in the boardroom decanters...
1998 41 A fellow bastard in Wales who doesn't have cable TV turns out to be the ideal excuse for procuring some extra bandwidth
1998 42 When the BOFH signs up for company therapy sessions, he wants to freely associate about problems. But whose? Blackmail's in the air...
1998 43 When you need a few spares, why not depth-charge your boss' Minesweeper game and use the replacement parts to leave him shell-shocked
1998 44 After complaints about his 'comforting bass line', the bastard makes sure the boss gets the message...very loud and clear
1998 45 Someone has lifted some kit from under the BOFH's nose. Is it the boss? Is it the beancounters? No. There's a new Bastard in town.
1998 46 When the BOFH bugged the boss's office he wasn't to know the kit he'd installed would double up as a vehicle to crack the head beancounter's nut
1998 47 Web-only Episode: Christmas Eve, 1998