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1. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Key (1986)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

9.4
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Sir Humphrey has to scramble when the Prime Minister's Political Advisor, Mrs. Wainwright, convinces the PM that she should get her old office back. Sir Humphrey and his predecessors have ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Peter Cellier

Votes: 148

2. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Party Games (1984)

TV-PG | 61 min | Comedy

9.2
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Sir Humphrey Appleby receives his just reward when he's told by Sir Arnold Robinson that he is to be his successor as Cabinet Secretary. Jim Hacker has mixed feelings about the whole thing ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 146

3. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

9.0
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The Minister is once again locking horns with Sir Humphrey, this time over a local Council's inability, or refusals, to submit its statistical reports. The local Council government belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Ian Lavender

Votes: 126

4. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Big Brother (1980)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.9
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The Minister wants to give citizens access to their files on a new national database, but Sir Humphrey is at his obfuscating best. Accused by his political advisor and his wife of being a ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 151

5. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Tangled Web (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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The Prime Minister finds himself in a bit of a pickle when he flatly denies in the House that the government has bugged MP's telephones. It turns out the government was and Sir Humphrey was... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Ludovic Kennedy

Votes: 90

6. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

8.8
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 118

7. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: One of Us (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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When the Director General of MI5 informs the Prime Minister that his predecessor was a Soviet agent, Jim Hacker learns that he had been thoroughly investigated some years previously by none... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 100

8. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Moral Dimension (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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While on an official visit to a Middle East sheikdom to finalize a major contract for a UK firm, the Minister manages to get himself into trouble on several fronts. Learning that the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 125

9. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 7,668

10. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 5,097

11. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Diplomatic Incident (1987)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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When the French hold out for primacy over a sub-Channel tunnel, P.M. Hacker uses the info that they planted a bomb in their own embassy to obtain more favorable terms.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 109

12. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: A Question of Loyalty (1981)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Minister and Sir Humphrey must appear before a Select Committee looking into government waste. Sir Humphrey suggests a number of ways the Minister can elude difficult questions but ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 109

13. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Grand Design (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The new Prime Minister is preoccupied with defense issues as he begins to learn some of the details, such as the Russians having six times as many nuclear weapons as the UK or that the ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frederick Treves

Votes: 119

14. Diana (1984– )

55 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Kevin McNally, Jenny Seagrove, Gillian Raine, Fred Bryant

Votes: 74

15. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Victory for Democracy (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Foreign Office is having problems with the PM who is starting to question their advice in favour of a more pro-US line. In question is the political situation in St. Georges' island ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Clive Francis

Votes: 107

16. Doctor in the House (1969–1970)
Episode: Finals (1970)

Comedy

8.6
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It's time for the lads to take their qualifying exams and Michael is so anxious to stay awake for them he takes pep pills - which turn out to be sleeping pills. Thus he falls asleep on the ... See full summary »

Director: David Askey | Stars: Robin Nedwell, Barry Evans, Jonathan Lynn, Geoffrey Davies

Votes: 11

17. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Bishops Gambit (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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P.M. Hacker is to appoint a new bishop, and Sir Humphrey may secure a cushy appointment on retirement if he can convince Hacker to appoint the current Dean to the bishopric.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 100

18. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Ministerial Broadcast (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Jim Hacker plans to introduce his "Grand Design" to the British public during his first broadcast as the new P.M. However, Humphrey continues to try to convince Hacker to hold off, planning to let it die.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Wells

Votes: 114

19. Hadleigh (1969–1976)
Episode: The Ring (1969)

Drama

8.6
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Director: Raymond Menmuir | Stars: Gerald Harper, Gillian Wray, Sydney Tafler, Tim Barrett

Votes: 5

20. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Smoke Screen (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Sir Humphrey opposes P.M. Hacker's plan to cut taxes, so Hacker steers the Minister for Health into campaigning against smoking as a diversion.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Barron

Votes: 99

21. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 482

22. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.5
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Edward Woodward

Votes: 46

23. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Real Partnership (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The Prime Minister must deal with a worsening financial crisis that requires all government Departments to cut their budgets. The belt-tightening coincides with a hoped-for civil service ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 95

24. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Equal Opportunities (1982)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.5
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With his wife's encouragement, Minister Hacker decides he should focus on accomplishing 1 or 2 significant achievements while in office. He decides the time has come to promote more women ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Eleanor Bron

Votes: 118

25. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Compassionate Society (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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When the opposition challenges the Minister's claims in the House that administrative personnel in the health sector have been reduced by 11%, he too quickly agrees to an independent ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Barron

Votes: 120

26. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Doing the Honours (1981)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Minister is appalled when, on the advice of his civil servants, he can't make a modest 5% to his department's budget. To Sir Humphrey's great disbelief, the Minister decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 116

27. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Man Overboard (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Employment Secretary wants to move army regiments to north England to save money, so Sir Humphrey leads P.M. Hacker to believe the Employment Secretary is after the P.M.'s job.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 100

28. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Power to the People (1988)

TV-PG | 31 min | Comedy

8.4
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A local councilwoman is throwing her weight around, but P.M. Hacker's plan to make local government truly responsive to its constituency motivates her to cooperate with Sir Humphrey's opposition.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 92

29. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Bed of Nails (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Minister yet again finds himself in it when the Cabinet Secretary and the Prime Minister's senior advisor con him into taking responsibility for developing a national transportation ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 105

30. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Devil You Know (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Minister and Sir Humphrey debate the merits of UK membership in the European Community with Hacker definitely negative about interference from Brussels. He dislikes the constant steam ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 107

31. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)
Episode: Which Doctor? (1972)

Comedy

8.4
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Duncan is returning a bag to Harley Street specialist Sir Desmond in his Oldsmobile, when Collier 'borrows' the car to impress a girl and Duncan reports it as stolen. He soon finds the car ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, Ernest Clark, Willoughby Gray, George Layton

Votes: 5

32. Who Sold You This, Then? (1975 Video)

23 min | Short

8.3
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Director: Peter Robinson | Stars: John Cleese, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lynn

Votes: 39

33. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Challenge (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Following a re-alignment of responsibilities, Jim Hacker now finds himself the Minister responsible for local government authorities in addition to his existing duties. As one can expect, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 109

34. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Greasy Pole (1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Sir Humphrey Appleby is approached the head of the British Chemical Corporation to secure the Minister's support for the production of proponol, also known as metadioxin. Although the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 108

35. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The National Education Service (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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On the advice of his political adviser, P.M. Hacker plans to eliminate the National Education Service and let parents choose the schools their children will attend. Horrified, Humphrey must... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Deborah Norton

Votes: 87

36. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Right to Know (1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Once again, the Minister, Jim Hacker and the permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, clash over the Minister's role in running the Department. The Minister instructs his senior civil ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Savident

Votes: 123

37. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Writing on the Wall (1980)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.3
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The Minister's frustrations with the civil service continue when Sir Humphrey, at his bureaucratic best, doesn't quite deliver the policy paper the Minister is seeking. Hacker wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Daniel Moynihan

Votes: 126

38. Twice a Fortnight (1967– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Tony Buffery, Ronald Fletcher, Graeme Garden, Jonathan Lynn

Votes: 5

39. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: A Conflict of Interest (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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P.M. Hacker, pressured by rumors of wrongdoing in the City, is tricked by Sir Humphrey into appointing a less-than-honest man as the new Governor of the Bank of England.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Richard Vernon

Votes: 95

40. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: Official Secrets (1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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P.M. Hacker wants to prevent publication of the unflattering memoirs of the previous P.M. as an official secret, and a furor erupts in the press when his actions are leaked by the press.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Anthony Carrick

Votes: 92

41. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Economy Drive (1980)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Minister decides there is far too much waste in government and decides the time has come to launch an economy drive. Sir Humphrey suggests to the Minister that he should lead by example... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Savident

Votes: 140

42. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Middle-Class Rip-Off (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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When the Minister is approached by a group of local constituents seeking government funding for their nearly bankrupt local football club, he suggests that they sell the local museum to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitmore | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 98

43. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: The Official Visit (1980)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.2
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The Minister finds himself in charge of an official visit from the President of Biranda, a newly independent former British colony. Hacker decides that they should all travel to Balmoral ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Tenniel Evans

Votes: 151

44. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)
Episode: The Patron of the Arts (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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P.M. Hacker is scheduled to speak at a broadcast awards ceremony -- right after the announcement that the arts budget will be much smaller than hoped.

Director: Sydney Lotterby | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Bird

Votes: 90

45. Colditz (1972–1974)
Episode: The Spirit of Freedom (1972)

Drama, History, War

8.2
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Phil Carrington is put in with the British prisoners, who are resentful and suspicious of him, especially Simon Carter, as Carrington is supposedly writing a book, explaining the war from ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Robert Wagner, David McCallum, Edward Hardwicke

Votes: 26

46. Good Neighbors (1975–1978)

28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).

Stars: Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington

Votes: 1,867

47. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 103

48. Doctor in Charge (1972–1973)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The continuing misadventures of Duncan Waring (Robin Nedwell), Dick Stuart-Clark (Geoffrey Davies) and Paul Collier (George Layton) see them move further up the promotion ladder, but no ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Nedwell, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Ernest Clark

Votes: 79

49. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Bar Mitzvah Boy (1976)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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On the eve of his Bar Mitzvah, young Elliot finds that all the grown men in his life are somewhat wanting.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Jeremy Steyn, Maria Charles, Bernard Spear, Adrienne Posta

Votes: 64

50. Yes Minister (1980–1984)
Episode: Open Government (1980)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy

8.1
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With his party now ready to form the government, Jim Hacker anxiously awaits a call from the Prime Minister offering him a Cabinet post. When the call does come, he is named Minister of ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Allen | Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton

Votes: 152