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British Comedy: Yes Minister/Prime Minister

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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Years: 1980-1984
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne
Episodes: 22
Episode Average: 8.318*
BEST EPISODES:
A Question of Loyalty (1981), A Skeleton in the Cupboard (1982)
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SERIES ONE

(1980)
7 episodes
Series Score: 54
Episode Average: 7.71
Perfect 10's: 1
S1E1

OPEN GOVERNMENT

Originally broadcast: 25 February 1980
Directed by: Stuart Allen
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker's named Minister of Administrative Affairs, attempts are made to make good on the promise of open government, and a public cancellation of an American contract angers the Prime Minister.

"It used to be said there are two kinds of chairs to go with two kinds of minister. One sort folds up instantly, the other sort goes round and round in circles."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E2

THE OFFICIAL VISIT

Originally broadcast: 3 March 1980
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The President of Biranda is due to visit, Hacker decides that a meeting with the Queen should happen in Scotland for political reasons, and the advice of Sir Humphrey is ignored when there's a change of leadership.

"Well, under consideration means we've lost the file. Under active consideration means we're trying to find it."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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S1E3

THE ECONOMY DRIVE

Originally broadcast: 10 March 1980
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker decides that there needs to be cutbacks, Sir Humphrey suggest leading by example, and a union leader takes advantage of a cancelled appointment.

"Suppose everybody did it. Suppose everyone went around saving money irresponsibly all over the place."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E4

BIG BROTHER

Originally broadcast: 17 March 1980
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker wants to give citizens access to a new database, Sir Humphrey is evasive about previous work on the subject, and information from an unlikely source proves useful.

"They're only the opposition in exile. The Civil Service is the opposition in residence."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E5

THE WRITING ON THE WALL

Originally broadcast: 24 March 1980
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Minister writes a policy paper himself after becoming frustrated with the civil service, the Prime Minister decides that Hacker's department should be first for the chop, and Sir Humphrey finds himself in an unfamiliar position.

"Well, Minister. If you're asking me for a straight answer, then I should say that as far as we can see, looking at it by and large, taking one time with another, in terms of the average of departments, then in the final analysis, it is probably true to say, that at the end of the day, in general terms, you would probably find that not to put too fine a point on it, there probably wan't very much in it one way or the other."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E6

THE RIGHT TO KNOW

Originally broadcast: 31 March 1980
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Sir Humphrey worries about the Minister running the department, Hacker gets flooded with trivial paperwork after demanding that nothing is kept from him, and a badger protest threatens to bare all.

"Lucy, darling, that's not fair. Those civil servants may be always kowtowing to Daddy, but they never take any notice of him."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E7

JOBS FOR THE BOYS

Originally broadcast: 7 April 1980
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Sir Humphrey advises against speaking about the Solihull Project on a radio broadcast, Hacker is finally told about the details of a badly kept secret, and a banker due for retirement is looking for a position with a quango.

"And the report's foresight had some insight, in the light of hindsight."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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SERIES TWO

(1981)
7 episodes
Series Score: 59
Episode Average: 8.43
Perfect 10's: 1
S2E1

THE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY

Originally broadcast: 23 February 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker's shocked when he learns that a hospital has no medical staff, suggestion of rectifying the situation meets resistance, and there's industrial action at hospitals across London.

"If the stethoscopes had really long tubes, Minister, the consultant can stand in one place and listen to all the chests on the ward."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S2E2

DOING THE HONOURS

Originally broadcast: 2 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker's frustrated when nobody can come up with ways to save money, there's horror at plans to withhold honours, and Sir Humphrey is asked to make his old university an exception in a new policy.

"Oh yes. Well, surely our case is intelligible to anyone with the intellectual calibre of Winnie-the-Pooh."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E3

THE DEATH LIST

Originally broadcast: 9 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker discovers that he was under surveillance when he was in opposition, an intercepted list of names is a cause for alarm, and a romantic weekend is ruined by Special Branch.

"Are you perhaps about to suggest that people will not be able to be put under secret surveillance until they have signed a form saying they agree to it?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E4

THE GREASY POLE

Originally broadcast: 16 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Sir Humphrey persuades the Minister that metadioxin is perfectly safe, protests prompt Downing Street to act, and Hacker visits an old friend at Cambridge.

"Ministers are not experts. They are chosen expressly because they know nothing."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E5

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

Originally broadcast: 23 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker and Sir Humphrey discuss the merits of the EEC, there are rumours of a cabinet reshuffle, and the Minister has a decision to make about his career.

"You can't stab anyone in the back while spitting in their face."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S2E6

THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Originally broadcast: 30 March 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Minister blocks an extension to a high-rise building, Hacker hurriedly signs an order that allows the utilisation of unused local authority land, and a visit to a city farm leads to a potentially embarrassing situation.

"Well even if the Sun has no ulterior motive, it will be a gift for Private Eye. Er... You with a crowd of other donkeys. I mean, that's what they would say,
Minister. Or, 'A meeting of the Inner Cabinet'."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E7

A QUESTION OF LOYALTY

Originally broadcast: 6 April 1981
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
A Select Committee asks the DAA about government waste, Sir Humphrey suggests using five tried and tested excuses, and a visit to Downing Street shows Hacker the best way forward.

"Government policy is nothing to do with common sense."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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SERIES THREE

(1982)
7 episodes
Series Score: 60
Episode Average: 8.57
Perfect 10's: 1
S3E1

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Originally broadcast: 11 November 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker attempts to introduce a quota for women in top jobs within the civil service, Sir Humphrey works to block such a plan, and the Minister's determination leads to a surprise announcement.

"We must, in my view, always have the right to promote the best man for the job, regardless of sex."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E2

THE CHALLENGE

Originally broadcast: 18 November 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker looks to reform local government, Sir Humphrey tries to keep him busy with the issue of civil defence, and the BBC insist that they will not give in to government pressure.

"A minister with two ideas. I can't remember when we last had one of those."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 7

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S3E3

THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD

Originally broadcast: 25 November 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Sir Humphrey and the Minister clash over discipling a local authority, Dr. Cartwright provides some interesting information, and the Daily Mail want to see files about a 1950's contract.

"Is that a promise? A REAL promise, not the sort you put in your manfesto!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S3E4

THE MORAL DIMENSION

Originally broadcast: 2 December 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Minister arranges for alcohol to be available during a visit to alcohol-free Qumran, Bernard helps ensure that the Hackers can keep a valuable gift, and the press find out that a contract was obtained through bribery.

"I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion, Bernard, that the minister has had almost as many urgent messages as he can take."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S3E5

THE BED OF NAILS

Originally broadcast: 9 December 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Hacker's tasked with developing a national transport policy, Sir Humphrey tells him that the job has been passed around because nobody wants it, and the media takes advantage of a series of leaks.

"Well, newspapers aren't like the government, you know, Humphrey. If we make statements, we have to prove that they're true."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S3E6

THE WHISKY PRIEST

Originally broadcast: 16 December 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Minister learns that British arms are being sold to Italian terrorists, Sir Humphrey warns against opening a can of worms, and boxes don't always contain hard work.

"I'm not wearing my ministerial hat tonight, I understand that, but I ought to warn you, that if I need to be told what you tell me, I shan't hesitate to do my duty and keep myself fully informed!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S3E7

THE MIDDLE-CLASS RIP-OFF

Originally broadcast: 23 December 1982
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Jim is asked to save a football club in his constituency, Sir Humphrey is horrified to learn that an art museum might be sold off, and the Minister is given more responsibilities.

"Oh, really, Minister! So they are. Railway trains are impartial too. But if you lay down the line for them, that's the way they go!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9


SPECIAL

(1984)




SPECIAL

PARTY GAMES

Originally broadcast: 17 December 1984
Directed by: Peter Whitmore
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Sir Humphrey's promoted to Cabinet Secretary, the Prime Minister resigns, and the EEC is threatens the British banger.

"A tall order. I'm up to my neck in the Euro sausage!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.6
Years: 1986-1988
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Sitcom
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne
Episodes: 16
Episode Average: 8.188
BEST EPISODES:
The Key (1986), A Tangled Web (1988)
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SERIES ONE

(1986)
8 episodes
Series Score: 65
Episode Average: 8.13
Perfect 10's: 1
S1E1

THE GRAND DESIGN

Originally broadcast: 9 January 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Radical changes to defence are suggested, the Prime Minister asks for a cook/housekeeper for No.10, and preparations are made for a trip to Washington.

"Yes, but even though they probably certainly know that you probably wouldn't, they don't certainly know that although you probably wouldn't, there's no probability that you certainly would."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E2

THE MINISTERIAL BROADCAST

Originally broadcast: 16 January 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister prepares for his first broadcast in his new role, Sir Humphrey's worried about what might be said, and the Cabinet has a change of heart about defence proposals.

"Oh that. Well, yes, to begin with, I read him my brief, and he read me his brief, and then we decided it would quicker if we just swapped briefs and read them for ourselves. So we spent most of our time rubbishing the French!"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S1E3

THE SMOKE SCREEN

Originally broadcast: 23 January 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
A proposal for a £1.5bn tax cut meets opposition, a radical plan to eliminate smoking gets the surprise backing of the Prime Minister, and a bit of rearranging helps everything fall into place.

"Yes, but cigarette taxes pay for a third of the cost of the National Health Service. We're saving many more lives than we otherwise could because of those smokers who voluntarily lay down their lives for their friends."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S1E4

THE KEY

Originally broadcast: 30 January 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Dorothy Wainwright persuades the Prime Minister that she should get her old office back, a reassignment of Civil Service responsibilities is considered, and Bernard is ordered to take away Sir Humphrey's connecting door key.

"I'm not the Prime Minister's mother-in-law, Bernard!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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S1E5

A REAL PARTNERSHIP

Originally broadcast: 6 February 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The financial crisis means there must be cutbacks in all departments, the civil service work 'together' to push through a pay increase, and the Prime Minister's political adviser provides some challenging questions.

"Well, I'm afraid he's in even greater disadvantage in understanding economics. He's an economist."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E6

A VICTORY FOR DEMOCRACY

Originally broadcast: 13 February 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister learns of problems on St. George's Island, an instruction to abstain in a UN vote on Israel is ignored, and an airborne battalion are sent on a goodwill visit.

"May I just clarify the question? You are asking who would know what it is that I don't know and you don't know but the Foreign Office know that they know that they are keeping from you so that you don't know but they do know and all we know there is something we don't know and we want to know, but we don't know what because we don't know? Is that it?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E7

THE BISHOPS GAMBIT

Originally broadcast: 20 February 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
A nurse in Qumran is charged with possession of a bottle of whisky, Sir Humphrey discovers that he is being considered for a job when he retires from the civil service, and the Prime Minister is tasked with choosing a new bishop.

"That's (individualism) one of those irregular verbs, isn't it. I have an independent mind, you are an eccentric, he is round the twist."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S1E8

ONE OF US

Originally broadcast: 27 February 1986
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
A dog has wandered into an MoD minefield, it's revealed that Sir Humphrey cleared a Russian spy in the 1970's, and the Prime Minister is delighted with glowing praise from the media.

"Oh, Arnold. Are you suggesting that I should have the Prime Minister crawling all over Salisbury Plain with a mine detector in one hand and a packet of Winalot in the other?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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SERIES TWO

(1987-1988)
8 episodes
Series Score: 66
Episode Average: 8.25
Perfect 10's: 1
S2E1

MAN OVERBOARD

Originally broadcast: 3 December 1987
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Employment Secretary wants to relocate military personal to the north of England, the MoD point out that Harrods and Wimbledon are in the south, and Sir Humphrey informs the Prime Minister of a plot against him.

"I need to know everything! How else can I judge whether or not I need to know it?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E2

OFFICIAL SECRETS

Originally broadcast: 10 December 1987
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister tries to block the publication of the latest chapter of his predecessor's memoirs, Bernard is ambushed by the press, and Sir Humphrey warns against a leak enquiry.

"After a lifetime in the Civil Service, an entire career devoted to avoiding questions, you suddenly decide to answer them today, and to the press. You must have flipped your lid, Bernard!"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E3

A DIPLOMATIC INCIDENT

Originally broadcast: 17 December 1987
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Negotiations for the Channel Tunnel are in full swing, the last Prime Minister dies of a heart attack, and the French plan to present a gift to the Queen.

"Darling, they're not coming here for the funeral. They're coming here for the politics. This is a working funeral."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E4

A CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Originally broadcast: 23 December 1987
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The possible collapse of a bank prompts talk of a bailout, the Prime Minister needs to appoint a new Governor for the Bank of England, and a positive angle is needed for the party conference speech.

"Sun readers don't care who runs the country as long as she's got big tits."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E5

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Originally broadcast: 7 January 1988
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister is tired of being blamed for the actions of local government, Sir Humphrey has to deal with a troublesome councillor, and courageous reforms are considered.

"We run a civilised, aristocratic government machine tempered by occasional general elections. Since 1832, we have been gradually excluding the voter from government. Now we've got them to a point where they just vote once every five years for which bunch of buffoons will try to interfere with OUR policies, and you are happy to see all that thrown away?"
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 7

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S2E6

THE PATRON OF THE ARTS

Originally broadcast: 14 January 1988
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister is concerned about giving a speech at a theatre awards on the same day that cuts are to be announced, Sir Humphrey provides the arts council with ammunition, and Dorothy suggests an alternative way to save money.

"Well, isn't it a bad idea to be associated with actors? I mean, their job is pretending to be what they're not. If you're seen with them, people might realise."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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S2E7

THE NATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE

Originally broadcast: 21 January 1988
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister thinks that people should be able to decide which schools their children attend, Sir Humphrey argues that parents are not qualified to know what's best for their children, and Dorothy proposes department closure as a way to pushing through reform.

"I should've thought that being bored stiff for three-quarters of the time was an excellent preparation for working life."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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S2E8

THE TANGLED WEB

Originally broadcast: 28 January 1988
Directed by: Sydney Lotterby
Written by: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
The Prime Minister is informed that he has lied to the House, advice is offered for an upcoming radio interview, and Sir Humphrey suffers a moment of indiscretion.

"I mean, why should we be listening in to MP's? Boring, stupid, ignorant windbags! I do my best not to listen to them."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10
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CHARACTERS

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JAMES GEORGE HACKER

KG, PC, BSc (Lond.), Hon. DCL (Oxon.)
Played by Paul Eddington

YES MINISTER

Minister for Administrative Affairs
(22 episodes 1980-1984)
in... Equal Opportunites (1982)


YES, PRIME MINISTER

Prime Minister
(16 episodes 1986-1988)
in... Man Overboard (1987)

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SIR HUMPHREY APPLEBY

GCB, KBE, MVO, MA (Oxon)
Played by Nigel Hawthorne

YES MINISTER

Permanent Secretary
(22 episodes 1980-1984)
in... The Greasy Pole (1981)


YES, PRIME MINISTER

Cabinet Secretary
(16 episodes 1986-1988)
... in The Patron of the Arts (1988)

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BERNARD WOOLLEY

GCB, MA (Oxon)
Played by Derek Fowlds

YES MINISTER

Principal Private Secretary
(22 episodes 1980-1984)
in... The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1982)


YES, PRIME MINISTER

Principal Private Secretary
(16 episodes 1986-1988)
... in A Diplomatic Incident (1987)

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ANNIE HACKER

Played by Diana Hoddinott

YES MINISTER


(10 episodes 1980-1984)
in... Big Brother (1980)


YES, PRIME MINISTER


(8 episodes 1986-1988)
... in The Grand Design (1986)

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SIR ARNOLD ROBINSON

Played by John Nettleton

YES MINISTER

Cabinet Secretary
(8 episodes 1980-1984)
in... Doing the Honours (1981)


YES, PRIME MINISTER

President of the Campaign
for Freedom of Information
(5 episodes 1986-1988)
... in A Real Partnership (1986)
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DOROTHY WAINWRIGHT

Played by Deborah Norton

YES, PRIME MINISTER

Special Adviser to the Prime Minister
(6 episodes 1986-1988)
... in The Key (1986)

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FRANK WEISEL

Played by Neil Fitzwiliam

YES MINISTER

Political Adviser
(5 episodes 1980)
... in Jobs For the Boys (1980)

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BILL PRITCHARD

Played by Anthony Carrick

YES MINISTER

Press Secretary
(3 episodes 1980-1982)
in... The Moral Dimension (1982)


YES, PRIME MINISTER

Press Secretary
(2 episodes 1987-1988)
... in Official Secrets (1987)

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SIR FREDERICK 'JUMBO' STEWART

Played by John Savident

YES MINISTER

Permanent Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(4 episodes 1980)
in... The Right to Know (1980)
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SIR FRANK GORDON

Played by Peter Cellier

YES, PRIME MINISTER

Permanent Secretary to the Treasury
(4 episodes 1986-1987)
... in The Smoke Screen (1986)

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SIR DESMOND GLAZEBROOK

Played by Richard Vernon

YES MINISTER

Board Member (later Chairman)
of Bartlett's Bank
(2 episodes 1980-1981)
in... The Quality of Life (1981)

YES, PRIME MINISTER

Governor of the Bank of England
(1 episodes 1987)
... in A Conflict of Interest (1987)

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Jim Hacker struggles against the Civil Service as he tries to do what he thinks is right. Sir Humphrey Appleby is the man making it difficult at every turn. He considers ministers as nothing but faces for the Civil Service to hide behind, while they do the important bit of running the country. Stuck in the middle of the battle is Bernard Woolley, a civil servant with split loyalties, he has to keep both sides happy whilst also making sure to do his job. Even when the Minister and Sir Humphrey move on to bigger and better things, they still find that their roles are as defined as ever.
SERIES SCORES
Yes Minister
Series 1: 7.71
Series 2: 8.43
Series 3: 8.57
Yes, Prime Minister
Series 1: 8.13
Series 2: 8.25
FAVOURITE EPISODES
Holy Godiva
1. The Key
Yes, Prime Minister
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 1986)

2. A Question of Loyalty
Yes Minister
(Series 2, Episode 7 - 1981)

3. Big Brother
Yes Minister
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 1980)

4. The Skeleton in the Cupboard
Yes Minister
(Series 3, Episode 3 - 1982)

5. Party Games
Yes Minister
(Special - 1984)
Onion Jack
1. The Key
Yes, Prime Minister
(Series 1, Episode 4 - 1986)

2. A Question of Loyalty
Yes Minister
(Series 2, Episode 7 - 1981)

3. The Skeleton in the Cupboard
Yes Minister
(Series 3, Episode 3 - 1982)

4. Party Games
Yes Minister
(Special - 1984)

5. The Tangled Web
Yes, Prime Minister
(Series 2, Episode 8 - 1988)

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