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Yes Minister 

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.
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James Hacker is the British Minister for Administrative Affairs. He tries to do something and cut government waste, but he is continually held back by the smart and wily Permanent Secretary of the Department, Sir Humphrey Appleby. Private secretary Bernard Woolley is caught in the middle, between his political master, and his civil service boss. Written by Tony Lammens <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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25 February 1980 (UK)  »

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(21 episodes) | (1 episode)

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Trivia

Only three episodes in the series - Yes Minister: The Economy Drive (1980); Yes Minister: Big Brother (1980); and Yes Minister: The Right to Know (1980) - did not end with the phrase "Yes Minister." See more »

Goofs

During the train sequence in "The Official Visit", a close-up shows that the warning notice on the wall is written in gibberish. See more »

Quotes

Sir Humphrey Appleby: [Talking about Government reports] it could be argued that the Sermon on the Mount, were it a government report, would never have been published.
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Sir Humphrey Appleby: All that nonsense about the meek inheriting the Earth.
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Sir Humphrey Appleby: It could do irreparable damage to the defence budget!
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best comedy ever
11 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

From what I know, this is the best TV show I ever saw. Intelligent, complex for a comedy, extremely funny, and excellent acting obviously. Its a classic show, and I hope we have more like these.

It is quite sad that this show has received little attention in north America. It played when I was younger in Canada, but few people noticed. Still, in Grad school in political science in the USA, professors and I were able to expose students to such an intelligent and relatively accessible show. Most students loved it! A must for any student of politics.

I strongly recommend this show to everyone with interest in politics.


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