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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 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 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 3

Episode 8: Party Games

Duration: 1 hour

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

Sitcom about a British government minister and his advisers. Rumours of a cabinet reshuffle could spell great things for Jim Hacker. Show more

Contributors

Jim Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Jeffrey - Chief Whip:
James Grout
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