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 7 - Jobs For The Boys

The Minister gets into a spot of hot water when discussing a landmark scheme between Government and industry taking place in the Midlands - the Solihull Project - on a radio talk show. It soon becomes apparent that not all is running as it should, and rather distasteful steps must be taken to smooth the issue.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th April 1980
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Paul Eddington James Hacker
    Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
    Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
    Neil Fitzwilliam Frank Weisel
    Guest cast
    Richard Vernon Sir Desmond Glazebrook (Chairman of Bartlett's Bank)
    Arthur Cox George (Jim's Driver)
    Richard Davies Joe Morgan (CAW Union General Secretary)
    Brian Hawksley Sir George Conway
    John D. Collins BBC Radio Interviewer
    Charles McKeown BBC Radio Producer
    Writing team
    Antony Jay Writer
    Jonathan Lynn Writer
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    Neil Pittaway Editor
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer
    Tim Gleeson Production Designer

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