Yes Minister (1980–1984)
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The Right to Know 

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 (uncredited)

Writers:

Antony Jay (by), Jonathan Lynn (by)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Eddington ... James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne ... Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds ... Bernard Woolley
John Savident ... Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart
Diana Hoddinott ... Annie Hacker
Gerry Cowper ... Lucy Hacker
Harriet Reynolds Harriet Reynolds ... Deputation Member
Roger Elliott Roger Elliott ... Deputation Member
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Storyline

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 servant to keep nothing from him and he is promptly flooded with everything under the sun. For Sir Humphrey, the Minister's meeting with constituents concerned about saving a local den of badgers is exactly the kind of work he should be doing. When he learns that Hacker's daughter will stage a nude protest over her father's decision on the badgers, Appleby must come to the rescue. Written by garykmcd

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Plot Keywords:

political corruption | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1980 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode doesn't end with Sir Humphrey saying "Yes, Minister" as he does at the end of most other episodes. See more »

Quotes

Sir Humphrey Appleby: Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear.
James Hacker: Why should today be any different?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Minister, the traditional allocation of executive responsibilities has always been so determined as to liberate the Ministerial incumbent from the administrative minutiae by devolving the managerial functions to those whose experience and qualifications have better formed them for the performance of such humble offices, thereby releasing their political overlords for the more onerous ...
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