Yes Minister (1980)


Genre: Comedy

Plot: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed the events of the premiership of Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous PM. Read More



Episode 7: The Middle-Class Rip-Off
Episode 6: The Whisky Priest
Episode 5: The Bed of Nails
Episode 4: The Moral Dimension
Episode 3: The Skeleton in the Cupboard
Episode 2: The Challenge
Episode 1: Equal Opportunities
Episode 7: A Question of Loyalty
Episode 6: The Quality of Life
Episode 5: The Devil You Know
Episode 4: The Greasy Pole
Episode 3: The Death List
Episode 2: Doing the Honours
Episode 1: The Compassionate Society
Episode 7: Jobs for the Boys
Episode 6: The Right to Know
Episode 5: The Writing on the Wall
Episode 4: Big Brother
Episode 3: The Economy Drive
Episode 2: The Official Visit
Episode 1: Open Government