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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 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

Terry and June

Christmas with Terry and June

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Terry Scott and June Whitfield star in this suburban comedy of marital ups and downs. Terry and June are in a festive mood as they celebrate Christmas.

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 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 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 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 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

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