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When the Right Honorable Jim Hacker lands the job of Cabinet Minister he thinks he is, at last, in a position of power. However, he has not accounted for Sir Humphrey Appleby, his Permanent Under Secretary. Sir Humphrey has made a long career out of confusing and manipulating Ministers, and Jim Hacker is to be no exception.
Classic satirical comedy starring Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne.

Yes Minister, Series 1

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When the Right Honorable Jim Hacker lands the job of Cabinet Minister he thinks he is, at last, in a position of power. However, he has not accounted for Sir Humphrey Appleby, his Permanent Under Secretary. Sir Humphrey has made a long career out of confusing and manipulating Ministers, and Jim Hacker is to be no exception.
Classic satirical comedy starring Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne.

    • Episode 1

    Open Government

    On the day after the General Election, Jim Hacker MP receives the anxiously awaited call from No. 10 Downing Street with his new ministerial appointment. Jim has revolutionary plans for Open Government.

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    • 29 Minutes

    On the day after the General Election, Jim Hacker MP receives the anxiously awaited call from No. 10 Downing Street with his new ministerial appointment. Jim has revolutionary plans for Open Government.

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    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    The Official Visit

    The Minister has a plan to turn an official visit by the President of Buranda to party political advantage. The Permanent Secretary dislikes the plan, especially when it precipitates an unforeseen crisis.

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    • 28 Minutes

    The Minister has a plan to turn an official visit by the President of Buranda to party political advantage. The Permanent Secretary dislikes the plan, especially when it precipitates an unforeseen crisis.

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    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    The Economy Drive

    Pruning the Civil Service is a great political platform for the Minister but the idea is deeply upsetting to Sir Humphrey Appleby. Perhaps he can find a way to make the Minister abandon the policy.

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    • 28 Minutes

    Pruning the Civil Service is a great political platform for the Minister but the idea is deeply upsetting to Sir Humphrey Appleby. Perhaps he can find a way to make the Minister abandon the policy.

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    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Big Brother

    Jim Hacker wants to protect people's right to privacy. He meets with stiff resistance from Sir Humphrey and learns that secrecy is as sacred an observance for civil servants as silence is for Trappist monks.

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    • 29 Minutes

    Jim Hacker wants to protect people's right to privacy. He meets with stiff resistance from Sir Humphrey and learns that secrecy is as sacred an observance for civil servants as silence is for Trappist monks.

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    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    The Writing On the Wall

    While battling one another on the Civil Service reduction issue, the Minister and Sir Humphrey learn of a plan that would adversely affect them both. They must now work together for the first time.

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    • 27 Minutes

    While battling one another on the Civil Service reduction issue, the Minister and Sir Humphrey learn of a plan that would adversely affect them both. They must now work together for the first time.

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    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    The Right to Know

    Are there occasions when a Minister should be kept in the dark? The question takes on new meaning when the Minister's daughter joins a group protesting his plans for administration of the countryside.

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    • 29 Minutes

    Are there occasions when a Minister should be kept in the dark? The question takes on new meaning when the Minister's daughter joins a group protesting his plans for administration of the countryside.

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    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Jobs for the Boys

    The Minister is puzzled by Sir Humphrey's evasion of questions about a Departmental construction project in the Midlands. When the awful truth is revealed, the Minister finds himself implicated as well.

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    • 28 Minutes

    The Minister is puzzled by Sir Humphrey's evasion of questions about a Departmental construction project in the Midlands. When the awful truth is revealed, the Minister finds himself implicated as well.

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    • 28 Minutes
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