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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 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 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 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

Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The celebrated blockbuster recounting the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, who started out as a lawyer and rose to become the leader of the Indian independence movement. Show more

Contributors

Mahatma Gandhi:
Ben Kingsley
Margaret Bourke-White:
Candice Bergen
General Dyer:
Edward Fox
Lord Irwin:
John Gielgud
Judge Broomfield:
Trevor Howard
The Viceroy:
John Mills
Charlie Andrews:
Ian Charleson
General Smuts:
Athol Fugard
Sardar Patel:
Saeed Jaffrey
Pandit Nehru:
Roshan Seth
Senior Police Officer:
Ian Bannen
Sir George Hodge:
Michael Hordern
Nahari:
Om Puri
Sir Edward Gait:
Richard Vernon
Commentator:
Shane Rimmer
European Passenger:
Peter Cartwright
Police Sergeant:
Ken Hutchison
Manager of the Mine:
John Savident
Composer:
Ravi Shankar
Director of photography:
Ronnie Taylor
Director of photography:
Billy Williams

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 3: A Diplomatic Incident

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. When Jim Hacker discovers the French are planning some dirty tricks to get political advantage, the PM turns the tables on them.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
French Ambassador:
Christopher Benjamin
Police Commissioner:
Nicholas Courtney
US Vice-President:
Bill Bailey
Peter Gascoigne:
Robert East
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 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, 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

Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Period drama about a young naval cadet accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order, and his father, who risks fortune, health and domestic peace to seek justice. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Winslow:
Nigel Hawthorne
Sir Robert 'Bobby' Morton:
Jeremy Northam
Catherine 'Kate' Winslow:
Rebecca Pidgeon
Grace Winslow:
Gemma Jones
Dickie Winslow:
Matthew Pidgeon
Undermaid:
Lana Bilzerian
John Watherstone:
Aden Gillett
Ronald Arthur 'Ronnie' Winslow:
Guy Edwards
Director:
David Mamet
Producer:
Sarah Green
Producer:
Sally French

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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