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

Yes Minister

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1980 - 1984
  • 23 episodes (3 series)

Political satire in which well-meaning MP Jim Hacker has a fast introduction to the world of Whitehall and must then struggle against the Civil Service. Stars Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott and Neil Fitzwilliam

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6 - The Right To Know

Jim is on his high-horse about what he needs to know - and that's everything. Sir Humphrey, on the other hand, believes he should only know what he wants him to know, and begins swamping the Minister with useless information. Soon trouble is brewing over the detail of a badger colony at Hayward's Spinney.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st March 1980
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 10th October 2011 10:40am Gold
Monday 10th October 2011 5:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th April 2012 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 26th April 2012 1:35am Gold
Wednesday 22nd August 2012 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 22nd August 2012 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 8th January 2013 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 9th January 2013 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 9th January 2013 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 21st July 2013 9:40am Gold
Tuesday 24th September 2013 6:20pm Gold
Wednesday 25th September 2013 12:20pm Gold
Saturday 8th February 2014 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 9th February 2014 2:30am Gold
Friday 11th April 2014 6:15am Gold
Friday 11th April 2014 11:00am Gold
Saturday 4th October 2014 7:40pm Gold
Sunday 5th October 2014 7:40am Gold
Thursday 19th March 2015 7:00am Gold
Thursday 19th March 2015 3:20pm Gold
Monday 8th June 2015 4:45pm BBC2
Thursday 2nd July 2015 12:00am Gold
Thursday 2nd July 2015 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 1:40am Gold
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 3:20am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2016 10:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 26th July 2016 10:40pm Yesterday
Wednesday 27th July 2016 9:25pm Yesterday
Tuesday 30th August 2016 2:45pm BBC1
Tuesday 31st January 2017 3:40pm Yesterday
Tuesday 31st January 2017 9:40pm Yesterday
Sunday 12th March 2017 11:20pm Yesterday
Monday 13th March 2017 10:20pm Yesterday
Monday 16th October 2017 7:10am Gold
Monday 29th January 2018 7:10am Gold
Tuesday 30th March 2021 8:00pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Diana Hoddinott Annie Hacker
Guest cast
John Savident Sir 'Jumbo' Frederick
Geraldine Cowper (as Gerry Cowper) Lucy Hacker
Harriet Reynolds Female Environmentalist
Roger Elliott Male Environmentalist
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Neil Pittaway Editor
Tom Yardley-Jones Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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