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Yes Minister is a satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC Television between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, ran from 1986 to 1988. In total there were 38 episodes—of which all but one lasted half an hour. Several episodes were adapted for BBC Radio, and a stage play was produced in 2010.

Yes Minister is a satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC Television between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, ran from 1986 to 1988. In total there were 38 episodes—of which all but one lasted half an hour. Several episodes were adapted for BBC Radio, and a stage play was produced in 2010.

Yes, Minister's TV cast of (from left) Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds - great show! :)

Yes! Yes! YES Minister! The sitcom, which once gave Margaret Thatcher a VERY racy dream about Sir Humphrey, is back as a West End show

Yes, Minister's TV cast of (from left) Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds - great show! :)

The three main characters in the Minister's Office of the Department of Administrative Affairs: Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds) and Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington)

The three main characters in the Minister's Office of the Department of Administrative Affairs: Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds) and Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington)

Yes Minister. Image shows from L to R: Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), James Hacker (Paul Eddington). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Yes Minister. Image shows from L to R: Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), James Hacker (Paul Eddington). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

You're a banker - Yes, Minister - BBC  Great commentary on bankers.

You're a banker - Yes, Minister - BBC Great commentary on bankers.

Ok don't watch all in one go, it is too much (and too British) but hilarious when you are in the mood

Ok don't watch all in one go, it is too much (and too British) but hilarious when you are in the mood

The permanent secretaries are discussing the possibilities of positive discrimination of women in the workplace and all seem to be in favour of the idea, in ...

The permanent secretaries are discussing the possibilities of positive discrimination of women in the workplace and all seem to be in favour of the idea, in ...

The Best Barbecued Chicken With an Amazing Homemade Sauce with Weight Watchers Points | Skinny Kitchen

The Best Barbecued Chicken With an Amazing Homemade Sauce

The Best Barbecued Chicken With an Amazing Homemade Sauce with Weight Watchers Points | Skinny Kitchen

Yes Prime Minister (also Yes Minister). Fantastic intelligent political comedy, and a lot of it still relevant today.

Yes Prime Minister (also Yes Minister). Fantastic intelligent political comedy, and a lot of it still relevant today.

(2.17)Leading Questions - Yes Prime Minister -- This is a clip from my favorite TV show, broadcast on the BBC from 1980-88.  It is a political show about the prime minister's office.  In this clip the Cabinet Secretary (head of civil service) and the PM's secretary talk about how to achieve the result you want in polling.

(2.17)Leading Questions - Yes Prime Minister -- This is a clip from my favorite TV show, broadcast on the BBC from 1980-88. It is a political show about the prime minister's office. In this clip the Cabinet Secretary (head of civil service) and the PM's secretary talk about how to achieve the result you want in polling.

Yes, Minister (1986) - Newbie cabinet minister Jim Hacker bumps up against the machinations of veteran civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby in this biting comedy of manners.

Yes, Minister (1986) - Newbie cabinet minister Jim Hacker bumps up against the machinations of veteran civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby in this biting comedy of manners.