Yes Minister

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Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed the events of the premiership of Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous PM.

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Series Cast

  1. Paul Eddington

    Paul Eddington

    Jim Hacker

    21 Episodes

  2. Derek Fowlds

    Derek Fowlds

    Bernard Woolley

    21 Episodes

  3. Diana Hoddinott

    Annie Hacker,

    21 Episodes

  4. Nigel Hawthorne

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Humphrey Appleby

    21 Episodes

  5. John Nettleton

    John Nettleton

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Yes Minister

Series 3

1982 | 7 Episodes

Season 3 of Yes Minister premiered on November 11, 1982.

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Status Ended


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  • TV-PG


    This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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