Yes Minister: Season 2, Episode 1

The Compassionate Society (23 Feb. 1981)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: write review

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:

(uncredited)

Writers:

(by), (by)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 12 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Compassionate Society (23 Feb 1981)

The Compassionate Society (23 Feb 1981) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Yes Minister.
« Previous Episode | 8 of 22 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Eddington ...
...
Derek Fowlds ...
John Barron ...
Norman Bird ...
Brian Baker - Trade Union Official
Rosemary Frankau ...
Mrs. Rogers
Stephen Tate ...
Billy Fraser
Arthur Cox ...
George - Jim's Driver
Lindy Alexander ...
BBC Reporter
Robert Dougall ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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 inquiry. Sir Humphrey's solution is to offer the chairmanship of the inquiry to someone hoping to score brownie points with the government. The Minister is concerned when he learns that a brand new hospital has been open for 15 months and has yet to admit a patient despite having over 500 administrative personnel on staff. His attempts to either open the hospital to the public or cut the administrative staff, are blocked at every turn until he comes up with a unique solution Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 1981 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Unbeknownst to the writers, there were at least six NHS hospitals or major wings of hospitals that, like the fictional St. Andrews Hospital, had no patients. One in Cambridgeshire had only one patient: the Matron (head of nursing staff) who had fallen over some scaffolding and broken her leg. See more »

Quotes

James Hacker: Fortunately, Bernard, most of our journalists are so incompetent they'd have the gravest difficulty in finding out that today is Wednesday.
Bernard Woolley: It's actually Thursday.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How Many Of You Have Worked In Civil Service brianp10
How old are you? bittermilk
Best quote from the whole series? nsullivan
Favourite character? Mrs_Twelvetrees
If they made a movie burchard-1
Claire and Riekiebol's New Yes Minister Thread Mrs_Twelvetrees
Discuss The Compassionate Society (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?