Episodes

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0101Open Government1983101820161007 (BBC7)
20180802 (BBC7)
20180804 (BBC7)
20200604 (BBC7)
20200606 (BBC7)

Newly re-elected MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Newly re-elected, MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.

Jim learns from his chauffeur that the new St Edwards Hospital has 300 administrators, cooks and cleaners, but no doctors, nurses or patients. How can he cure it? As usual the Minister doesn't know his ACAS from his NALGO.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard. Moira Stuart plays herself.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

0102Big Brother1983102520161014 (BBC7)
20180809 (BBC7)
20200611 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

MP Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

0103The Economy Drive1983110120161021 (BBC7)
20180816 (BBC7)
20200618 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker sets an example in his plans for a slimmer Civil Service.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

MP Jim Hacker plans to slim down the Civil Service. His own economy drive will set a personal example - won't it?

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinot as Annie Hacker and Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

0104The Writing On The Wall1983110820161028 (BBC7)
20180823 (BBC7)

Jim's big plans to slim down the Civil Service come home to roost.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Finally losing patience with Sir Humphrey, MP Jim Hacker's big plans to slim down the Civil Service come home to roost.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel, Peter Cellier as Sir Frederick and Tenniel Evans as the Foreign Secretary.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

0105Jobs For The Boys1983111520161104 (BBC7)
20180830 (BBC7)

Sir Humphrey warns on public-private partnership, and Jim learns it takes two to quango.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Sir Humphrey warns on Public-Private Partnership. MP Jim Hacker learns it takes two to Quango.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond, Richard Davies as Morgan and Arthur Cox as George.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

0106The Right To Know1983112220161111 (BBC7)
20180906 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker tries to excavate himself from problems with badgers.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

MP Jim Hacker tries to excavate himself from problems with badgers.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, Peter Cellier as Sir Frederick and Gerry Cowper as Lucy.

Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond, Richard Davies as Morgan and Arthur Cox as George.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

0107Doing The Honours1983112920161118 (BBC7)
20180913 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker is outwitted by Sir Humphrey during an economy drive.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

MP Jim Hacker is outwitted by Sir Humphrey during an economy drive.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With John Nettleton as Sir Arnold, Graham Crowden as the Master and William Fox as the Bursar.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

0108The Devil You Know1983120620161125 (BBC7)
20180920 (BBC7)

Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle MP Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, John Nettleton as Sir Arnold and Arthur Cox as George.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

0201The Compassionate Society1984100920161202 (BBC7)
20180927 (BBC7)

A new hospital needs a cure, but does Jim know his Acas from his Nalgo?

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

A new hospital needs a cure, but does MP Jim Hacker know his ACAS from his NALGO?

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Peter Jeffrey as Sir Ian, Norman Bird as Brian Baker, Arthur Cox as George and Ellen McIntosh as Mrs Rogers.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

0202The Greasy Pole1984101620161209 (BBC7)
20181004 (BBC7)

Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for Jim Hacker.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for MP Jim Hacker.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Brenda Blethyn as Joan Littler MP, Freddie Earlle as Sir Wally Macfarlane, Jerome Willis as Professor Henderson and Moira Stuart as herself.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

0203The Skeleton In The Cupboard1984102320161216 (BBC7)
20181011 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker gets the better of Sir Humphrey over a crisis in Derbyshire.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Jim Hacker gets the better of Sir Humphrey over a crisis in Derbyshire.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby,Derek Fowldes as Bernard and Ian Lavender as Dr Cartwright.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1984.

0204A Question Of Loyalty1984103020161223 (BBC7)
20181018 (BBC7)

With a war on waste at the Civil Service, what does Jim Hacker think?

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

With a war on waste at the Civil Service - what does Jim Hacker think?

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard and Judy Parfitt as Betty Oldham MP.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1984.

0205The Quality Of Life1984110620161230 (BBC7)
20181025 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker gets embroiled in the property business.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Jim Hacker gets floored by the high rise world of property business.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond and Selina Scott as herself.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

0206The Whisky Priest1984111320170106 (BBC7)
20181101 (BBC7)

Jim Hacker shuns Sir Humphrey's advice over dodgy weapon dealing.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Facing a moral dilemma over the sale of British-made weapons, Jim Hacker tries to shun Sir Humphrey's advice.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard and Anton Rodgers as Major Saunders.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

0207The Death List1984112020170113 (BBC7)
20181108 (BBC7)

Jim stands firm against government surveillance, until his own life comes under threat.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

A victim of phone tapping, Jim Hacker rebuts state surveillance - until his own life comes under threat.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard and Graeme Garden as Commander Forrest.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

0208The Moral Dimension1984112720170120 (BBC7)
20181115 (BBC7)

Thirsty Jim Hacker's trip to an Arab state sparks diplomatic disarray.

Episodes from the BBC's political sitcom, adapted for radio

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.