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Yes Minister

BBC Four

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 1: Equal Opportunities

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Sitcom about a British government minister and the manipulative civil service advisers who surround him. Jim wants to see more women in higher posts.


Jim Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Undersecretary Sarah Harrison:
Eleanor Bron
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Sir Bill:
Peter Howell
Sir Peter:
Jeffrey Segal
Antony Jay

Ismail Merchant's lively period drama from 2001, based on VS
Naipaul's novel. Swept along by popular acclaim among Trinidad's Asian community, a hack poet comes to believe in his own legend. Starring Om Puri , James Fox , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Jimi Mistry. Review page 52.


Om Puri
James Fox
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Jimi Mistry.

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