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Yes, Minister [videorecording] : the complete collection /
BBC TV ; written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.
imprint
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]
description
4 videodiscs (10 hr., 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0790775964
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]
isbn
0790775964
standard identifier
794051174826
publisher #
E1748
contents note
Disc 1: Open government -- The official visit -- The economy drive -- Big brother -- The writing on the wall -- The right to know ; Disc 2: Jobs for the boys -- The compassionate society -- Doing the honours -- The death list -- The greasy pole -- The devil you know ; Disc 3: The quality of life -- The question of loyalty -- Equal opportunities -- The challenge -- The skeleton in the cupboard -- The moral dimension ; Disc 4: The bed of nails -- The whisky priest -- The middle-class rip-off.
general note
Extras on disc 4 include: Sir Nigel Hawthorne remembered (47 min.); A short history of Yes Minster; creator Jonathan Lynn interview.
Originally broadcast by BBC1 1980-1982.
performer
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds.
abstract
This brilliantly observed comedy of manners pits the well-meaning Jim Hacker, a newly appointed Cabinet Minister, against the machinations of a career civil servant, Sir Humphrey Appleby, in the ultimate political marriage of inconvenience.
catalogue key
6104860
target audience
Not rated ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
In politics, you have to really get behind somebody before you can stab them in the back! Named one of the Top Ten TV programs of all time by the British Film Institute, this brilliantly observed comedy of manners pits the well-meaning Jim Hacker, a newly appointed Cabinet Minister, against the machinations of a career civil servant, Sir Humphrey Appleby, in the ultimate political marriage of inconvenience. Paul Eddington (Good Neighbors) stars as the The Right Honorable Jim Hacker, a role that was written especially for him, and Academy Award nominee Nigel Hawthorne (The Madness of King George) first drew wide notice in the role of Sir Humphrey Appleby. Yes Minister is the first--and only--series to win the British Academy Award for Best Comedy three years running.

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