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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, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 1: Man Overboard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Sir Humphrey must stop Jim supporting a plan to move armed service jobs from the south to the north east to ease unemployment. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Stanley Dudley, Employment Secretary:
Michael Byrne
Guy Howard, Chief of Defence Staff:
Frederick Treves
Chief Whip:
Peter Cartwright
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 1: The Grand Design

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. Jim Hacker considers cancelling the Trident programme after discovering some interesting facts about the UK's defence system.

Contributors

Jim Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Chief of Defence Staff:
Frederick Treves
Chief Scientific Advisor:
Oscar Quitak
Malcolm Warren:
Barry Stanton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 2: The Ministerial Broadcast

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sitcom about a beleaguered prime minister. Hacker prepares to make his first broadcast as prime minister and finds it is not so easy to speak on camera. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Malcolm Warren - Press Secretary:
Barry Stanton
Godfrey:
John Wells
David - Employment Secretary:
Brian Gwaspari
Makeup Artist:
Carolyn Lyster

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 5: A Real Partnership

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. The government runs into a financial crisis just as MPs are due for a pay rise.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 3: The Smoke Screen

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Jim sees how he can use the health minister's desire to abolish smoking through taxation to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary:
John Barron
Dr Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS:
Clive Merrison
Sir Frank Gordon - Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport:
Bill Wallis
Gerald - Chairman, British Tobacco Group:
Brian Hawksley
Writer:
Antony Jay

The Morecambe and Wise Show

Christmas Show 1977

Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise star with Paul Eddington, Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Elton John, Francis Matthews, Angharad Rees, Kenneth Kendall and Arthur Lowe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Eric Morecambe
Presenter:
Ernie Wise
Participant:
Paul Eddington
Participant:
Richard Briers
Participant:
Penelope Keith
Participant:
Elton John
Participant:
Francis Matthews
Participant:
Angharad Rees
Participant:
Kenneth Kendall
Participant:
Arthur Lowe
Participant:
John Le Mesurier
Participant:
John Laurie
Participant:
Michael Aspel
Participant:
Eddie Waring
Participant:
Richard Whitmore
Participant:
Barry Norman
Participant:
Richard Baker
Participant:
Frank Bough
Participant:
James Hunt
Participant:
Angela Rippon
Participant:
Peter Woods

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: The Key

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about beleaguered prime minister Jim Hacker. Dorothy Wainwright, the PM's political advisor, tells Jim that he is letting Humphrey become too dominant. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Policeman:
Victor Winding
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 2: Official Secrets

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. When Jim Hacker's predecessor decides to publish his memoirs, the PM tries to suppress a chapter in which he appears unfavourably. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Derek Burnham:
Denis Lill
Solicitor General:
Jeffry Wickham
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 6: A Victory for Democracy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about a beleaguered PM. Jim Hacker begins to wonder whether the government runs the Foreign Office, or vice versa.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Foreign Secretary:
Ronald Hines
Sir Richard Wharton:
Donald Pickering
Israeli Ambassador:
David de Keyser
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 8: One of Us

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic comedy in which minister Jim Hacker finds himself transported to Number 10. The papers of a recently deceased head of MI5 show that he was once spying for Russia. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Geoffrey, Director General of MI5:
Michael Aldridge
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 7: The Bishop's Gambit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political comedy. Jim must recommend the appointment of bishops to the Queen but is not keen on the two offered by the Church.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleton:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
The Bursar of Ballie College:
William Fox
Peter Harding:
Ronnie Stevens
Sir Richard Wharton:
Donald Pickering
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

The Good Life

Series 1

Episode 4: Pig's Lib

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Seventies sitcom about a couple who decide to become self-sufficient. Margo is horrified when she hears of Tom and Barbara's decision to keep pigs in the garden. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington

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