Yes, Minister

A comedy by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey.

With Derek Fowlds and Diana Hoddinott.

Episodes

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  • Bill Nighy
  • Graham Crowden
  • Jim Hacker - paul eddington
  • Richard Davies
  • annie hacker - diana hoddinott
  • arthur cox
  • bernard woolley - derek fowlds
  • david peart
  • john nettleton
  • moir leslie
  • peter cellier
  • richard vernon
  • series 2 adapted for radio by - peter atkin
  • sir Humphrey Appleby - nigel hawthorne
  • stuart organ
  • tenniel evans
  • william fox
  • by.... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - jonathan lynn and antony jay
  • produced by.... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - peter atkin

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    A comedy by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey.

    With Derek Fowlds and Diana Hoddinott.Newly re-elected MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.

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

    Newly re-elected MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office. Adapted from TV, starring Paul Eddington. From October 1983.

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

    The new Minister's idealistic commitment faces its first hurdle - Sir Humphrey.

    Jim is re-elected and risks earning a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

    The new minister's idealistic commitment faces its first hurdle.

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    Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties.

    Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties. Adapted from TV, starring Paul Eddington. From October 1983.

    Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties. From October 1983.

    Civil liberties, and Jim Hacker's relationship with Sir Humphrey, are at stake as a National Database is on the agenda.

    The opposition is not the opposition and Rome is not built in a day.

    0103The Economy Drive1983110120080117 (BBC7)
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    Jim Hacker sets an example in his plans for a slimmer Civil Service.

    Jim Hacker sets an example in his plans for a slimmer Civil Service. Adapted from TV. Stars Paul Eddington. From November 1983.

    Jim Hacker sets an example in his plans for a slimmer Civil Service. From November 1983.

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

    Jim's big plans to slim down the Civil Service come home to roost. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From November 1983.

    Jim's big plans to slim down the Civil Service come home to roost. From November 1983.

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    Sir Humphrey warns on Public-Private Partnership, and Jim learns it takes two to quango.

    Sir Humphrey warns on Public-Private Partnership, and Jim learns it takes two to quango. Stars Paul Eddington. From November 1983.

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    Jim Hacker tries to excavate himself from problems with badgers.

    Jim Hacker tries to excavate himself from problems with badgers. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From November 1983.

    Jim Hacker tries to excavate himself from problems with badgers. From November 1983.

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

    Jim Hacker is outwitted by Sir Humphrey during an economy drive. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From November 1983.

    Jim Hacker is outwitted by Sir Humphrey during an economy drive. From November 1983.

    0108 LASTThe Devil You Know1983120620080221 (BBC7)
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    Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey.

    Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Stars Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne. From December 1983.

    Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey. From December 1983.

    0201The Compassionate Society1984100920080228 (BBC7)
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    A new hospital needs a cure, but does Jim know his ACAS from his NALGO?

    A new hospital needs a cure, but does Jim know his ACAS from his NALGO? Adapted from TV, with Paul Eddington. From October 1984.

    A new hospital needs a cure, but does Jim know his ACAS from his NALGO? From October 1984.

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

    Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for Jim Hacker. Adapted from TV, with Paul Eddington. From October 1984.

    Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for Jim Hacker. From October 1984.

    From October 1984.

    Adapted from TV.

    With Paul Eddington.

    Jim is definitely not asked to make a courageous decision but, for once, manages to defy Sir Humphrey.

    Jim is not asked to take a courageous decision - but for once, manages to defy Sir Humphrey.

    In which Jim is not asked to take a courageous decision - but for once, manages to defy Sir Humphrey.

    Jim is not asked to take a courageous decision, and Sir Humphrey displays his command of Greek prepositions.

    Jim is definitely not asked to take a courageous decision.

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

    Jim Hacker gets the better of Sir Humphrey over a crisis in Derbyshire. Adapted from TV with Paul Eddington. From October 1984.

    Jim Hacker gets the better of Sir Humphrey over a crisis in Derbyshire. From October 1984.

    From October 1984.

    Adapted from TV.

    With Paul Eddington.

    In which some uncounted chickens come home to roost, and life goes on in South Derbyshire.

    As Hacker tries to avert a party crisis, he gets some unexpected help.

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

    With a war on wastage at the Civil Service, what does Jim Hacker think? Adapted from TV with Paul Eddington. From October 1984.

    With a war on wastage at the Civil Service, what does Jim Hacker think? From October 1984.

    With a war on wastage at the Civil Service, what does Jim Hacker think? Adapted from TV.

    With Paul Eddington.

    From October 1984.

    There's a war on wastage at the Civil Service, but where do Jim Hacker's loyalties lie?

    In which Sir Humphrey wins a bet and Jim is a pleasure to work with.

    0205The Quality Of Life1984110620040310 (BBC7)
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    Jim Hacker gets embroiled in the property business.

    Jim Hacker gets embroiled in the property business. Adapted from TV with Paul Eddington and Selina Scott. From November 1984.

    Jim Hacker struggles to save a city farm from tarmac. Adapted from TV. From November 1984.

    Jim Hacker struggles to save a city farm from tarmac. Adapted from TV. With Paul Eddington and Selina Scott. From November 1984.

    Jim Hacker struggles to save a city farm from tarmac.

    With Paul Eddington and Selina Scott.

    In which the Minister goes down on the farm under threat from a 44-storey rice pudding.

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

    Jim Hacker shuns Sir Humphrey's advice over dodgy weapon dealing. Adapted from TV. With Paul Eddington. From November 1984.

    Jim Hacker shuns Sir Humphrey's advice over dodgy weapon dealing. From November 1984.

    In which a question of hats and sleeping dogs means that it's always someone else's problem.

    'Government isn't about good or evil, it's about stability'.

    Jim Hacker comes a cropper in the arms trade.

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

    Jim Hacker rebuts state surveillance until his own life is threatened. Adapted from TV with Paul Eddington. From November 1984.

    Jim Hacker rebuts state surveillance until his own life is threatened.

    In which Jim's privacy is invaded, and in which Sir Humphrey pays him the ultimate compliment.

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

    Thirsty Jim Hacker's trip to an Arab state sparks diplomatic disarray. Adapted from TV. With Paul Eddington. From November 1984.

    Thirsty Jim Hacker's trip to an Arab state sparks diplomatic disarray. From November 1984.

    In which gifts and messages are received, as a result of which several wheels, and the Minister, are well-oiled.