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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 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 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 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 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 2

Episode 1: The Compassionate Society

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Minister for administrative affairs Jim Hacker struggles to cut administrative staff in the Health Service.

Contributors

Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Jim Hacker MP:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
George:
Arthur Cox
Sir Ian Whitworth:
John Barron
Brian Baker:
Norman Bird
Mrs Rogers:
Rosemary Frankau
Billy Fraser:
Stephen Tate
Writer:
Antony Jay

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