Yes Minister

Yes Minister  1980

Yes Minister
(1980, United Kingdom)

Language: English



Jim Hacker, former shadow minister, becomes a new minister for Department of Administrative Affairs. It isn’t his dream job, and to be honest no one would dream of a job like that, but it’s better to be in the government than to be just a Member of Parliament. At least that what Jim Hacker thought until he hit the wall. No, not literally wall, just the reality of being minister was far from what he expected. The permanent secretary attached to DAA is Sir Humphrey Appleby, a veteran civil servant, who saw and heard everything and lived through many ministers before. Jim Hacker’s initial enthusiasm to make a change in politics soon clashes with Sir Humphrey’s plans, which are same as every other civil servant - politicians should not get involved into government, because they are not qualified to do anything. That’s why Humphrey and other senior civil servants wants politicians to leave everything to them.

Classic British comedy series that shows twisted view on British politics, but it is so well written that will make you think like it was based on true events. Why? Because many things you will see and hear in Yes Minister actually will remind you about things and events that take place even now in politics - same official excuses, same political inability to take care of things, same chaotic preparations for elections or cabinet reshuffle. A great show that even 40 years after premiere still makes you think... and laugh.





Creators of Yes Minister

Antony Jay films

screenplay


Jonathan Lynn films

screenplay




Cast of Yes Minister

Paul Eddington films
as Jim Hacker

Nigel Hawthorne films
as Sir Humphrey Appleby

Derek Fowlds films
as Bernard Woolley

John Nettleton films
as Sir Arnold Robinson

John Barron films
as Sir Ian Whitchurch

Peter Cellier films
as Sir Frank Gordon

Richard Vernon films
as Sir Desmond Glazebrook


online football manager

SMFC Online - online football manager
online football manager

Emma Fielding - actress, radio and games voice-over artist

Emma Fielding
Emma Fielding - actress, radio and games voice-over artist


Yes Minister quotes


Bernard Woolley: That’s one of those irregular verbs, isn’t it? I give confidential security briefings. You leak. He has been charged under section 2a of the Official Secrets Act.




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