The department of supply and information is a time capsule of a bygone era. it still has the same radiators, faded paintwork and standard issue desks of years ago,but there have been some changes: the VDUs are now called computers, there's a fax machine to more quickly receive cartoon and helpful inter-office mail like "100 things to do with a dead cat", or why Chocolate is better than sex. MARKET FORCES follows our heroes and heroines as they cope with changing circumstances. After their initial shock, they begin to fight back against the tyranny of mission statements, corporate reimaging and full cost recovery. MARKET FORCES is a series which takes New Zealand's best loved bunch of workmates and looks at their lives in the 1990s. Through them, it reflect the changes thousands of people have experienced in the brave new world of market economy.