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Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 3: The Death List

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political sitcom. The minister is shocked to discover that his department is responsible for supplying all of the government's electronic surveillance equipment.

Contributors

Jim Hacker MP:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Commander Forrest:
Graeme Garden
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Walter Fowler:
Ivor Roberts
Bodyguard:
Colin McCormack
Constable Ross:
Michael Keating
Bodyguard:
Jay Neill
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 1: Open Government

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

First episode of the acclaimed sitcom about an apparently clueless British government minister and the advisers who surround him. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
The Mayor:
Norman Mitchell
Producer:
Stuart Allen
Director:
Stuart Allen
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 4: The Greasy Pole

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about a British government minister and the advisers who surround him. Jim Hacker finds himself in the middle of a row over the British Chemical Corporation.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Joan Littler:
Brenda Blethyn
Sir Wally McFarlane:
Freddie Earlle
Professor Henderson:
Jerome Willis
R A Crichton:
Geoffrey Toone
R A Crichton:
Jonathan Lynn
R A Crichton:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 6: The Quality of Life

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political sitcom. Jim Hacker makes a rash promise to save a popular city farm from closure but he needs Sir Humphrey's help.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook:
Richard Vernon
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Mrs. Phillips:
Zulema Dene
Crawford:
Rex Robinson
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 5: The Devil You Know

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic political sitcom. The minister is upset by rumours of a cabinet reshuffle and decides to take drastic action to keep his post.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
George:
Arthur Cox
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 6: The Whisky Priest

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about a British government minister. Jim Hacker finds himself in possession of embarrassing information about the sale of arms to terrorists. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Major Saunders:
John Fortune
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 1: Equal Opportunities

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: 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.

Contributors

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
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 2: The Official Visit

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Political sitcom. When Hacker recognises a visiting head of an African nation as a school friend, he does his best to offload some oil rigging gear on him. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
President Selim Mohammed:
Thomas Baptiste
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Producer:
Stuart Allen
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: Big Brother

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about a British government minister and the advisers who surround him. Jim tries to implement a privacy safeguard for a new national computer database. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Tom Sargent:
Robert Urquhart
Godfrey Finch:
Frederick Jaeger
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Frank Weisel:
Neil Fitzwiliam
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 5: The Writing on the Wall

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a British government minister and the advisers who surround him. Jim Hacker MP and Sir Humphrey learn of a plan that threatens them both. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Daniel Hughes:
Daniel Moynihan
Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart:
John Savident
Frank Weisel:
Neil Fitzwiliam
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 6: The Right to Know

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Political sitcom. Are there occasions when the minister should be kept in the dark? Jim Hacker is not so sure. Show more

Contributors

Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart:
John Savident
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Lucy Hacker:
Gerry Cowper
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 7: Jobs for the Boys

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about an apparently clueless British government minister and the advisers who surround him. A PFI is in trouble, and Sir Humphrey must rescue it without publicity. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook:
Richard Vernon
Frank Weisel:
Neil Fitzwiliam
George:
Arthur Cox
Joe Morgan:
Richard Davies
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 3: The Economy Drive

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a British government minister. Jim Hacker wants to implement some cost-cutting initiatives - but Sir Humphrey does not approve. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart:
John Savident
Ron Watson:
Milton Johns
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Frank Weisel:
Neil Fitzwiliam

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 3: Skeleton in the Cupboard

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A normally efficient local council is late with some paperwork, and Sir Humphrey wants to make an example of them.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Dr Richard Cartwright:
Ian Lavender
Alex Andrews - Reporter:
Donald Gee
Peter - Civil Servant:
John Pennington
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 2: Doing the Honours

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic political sitcom. Sir Humphrey has to combat Jim's economies, including cuts on profitable overseas students at his old college. Show more

Contributors

Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Jim Hacker MP:
Paul Eddington
The Master of Ballie College:
Frank Middlemass
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
The Bursar of Ballie College:
William Fox
Parks and Forestery Civil Servant:
Margo Johns
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 5: The Bed of Nails

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom. Jim is given responsibility for developing a national transport policy.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Mark Spencer:
Nigel Stock
Undersecretary Roads Division:
Peter Dennis
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 4: The Moral Dimension

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political sitcom. Jim Hacker has to balance conflicting moral demands when he travels to Qumran to ratify a British electronics firm's contract. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Jenny Goodwin:
April Walker
Qumrani Businessman:
Sam Dastor
Prince Mohammed:
Vic Tablian
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 7: The Middle-Class Rip-Off

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Political sitcom. Jim Hacker supports the sale of an art gallery, which will help fund the ailing local football club. Sir Humphrey is horrified. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Ian Whitchurch:
John Barron
Brian Wilkinson:
Patrick O'Connell
Aston Wanderers Board Member:
Derek Benfield

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 7: A Question of Loyalty

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about a government minister. Hacker must choose between toeing the party line and doing what the Civil Service want him to do. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Betty Oldhan:
Judy Parfitt
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Sir Mark Spencer:
Nigel Stock
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 2: The Challenge

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four

Satirical political sitcom. Jim Hacker takes part in a television interview on local civil defence - but his interrogator is extremely tenacious.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Dr Richard Cartwright:
Ian Lavender
Writer:
Antony Jay