Yes Minister (1980–1984)

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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.

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Paul Eddington ...
 James Hacker (22 episodes, 1980-1984)
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 Sir Humphrey Appleby (22 episodes, 1980-1984)
Derek Fowlds ...
 Bernard Woolley (22 episodes, 1980-1984)
Diana Hoddinott ...
 Annie Hacker (10 episodes, 1980-1984)
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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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Won the BAFTA award for Best Comedy Series in 1983, beating Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). Everyone went along to represent the show. See more »

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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 »

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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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Witty Political Britcom
13 July 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

"Yes, Minister" was an impeccably written, masterfully witty British political satire.

The late Paul Eddington was very funny as James Hacker, a bumbling minister who is constantly at odds with his civil servant, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played masterfully by Oscar winner Nigel Hawthorne.

This show provided perhaps the most insightful and interesting look behind the scenes of the British, or any political system. This show gives new meaning to the saying, "Red Tape."

It's a shame it's not on in the US much anymore, but it's still available on video.


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