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Yes Minister

Yes Minister

Feb 25, 1980 30m GB
77 votes
  • Comedy
  • War & Politics

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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.

Title Yes Minister
First Air Date Feb 25, 1980
Last Air Date Dec 23, 1982
Episodes 21
Seasons 3
Keywords england, politics, minister, politician, satire, british politics, sitcom, political humor, workplace comedy
Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne

Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds

Derek Fowlds

Bernard Woolley