Yes Minister. Image shows from L to R: James Hacker (Paul Eddington), Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds). Copyright: BBC.

Yes Minister

BBC Two sitcom about the inner workings of government. 23 episodes (3 series), 1980 - 1984. Stars Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott and Neil Fitzwilliam.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Official Visit

The President of tiny African nation Buranda - formerly a British colony - is overthrown in a coup d'├ętat just days before he is due to visit the United Kingdom. Jim's determined that the new President should fulfill the plans, but Humphrey is less than enthused.

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd March 1980
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Guest cast
Antony Carrick Bill Pritchard (Press Officer)
Tenniel Evans Martin (Foreign Secretary)
John Savident Sir 'Jumbo' Frederick
Thomas Baptiste President Charles 'Selim Mohammed'
Robert Dougall Self
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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