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.

Party Games

Having been appointed Party Chairman, Jim finds himself sucked into the wheels of dark political machinations after the PM resigns with no clear successor. Games are afoot, and a small internal party crisis looks set to balloon - unless the humble sausage can offer a bridge between conflicting interests...

Broadcast details

Monday 17th December 1984
61 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Diana Hoddinott Annie Hacker
Guest cast
John Nettleton Sir Arnold Robinson (Cabinet Secretary)
John Pennington Peter (Civil Servant)
James Grout Geoffrey Winfield (Chief Whip)
Peter Jeffrey Eric (Chancellor of the Exchequer)
Philip Stone Duncan (Foreign Secretary)
Andre Maranne (as André Maranne) Maurice (EEC Official)
Anthony Pedley Policeman
David Warwick Policeman
Rex Robinson Civil Servant
Laura Calland Civil Servant
Martyn Read Lobby Journalist
Roger Davidson Lobby Journalist
Roger Ostime Lobby Journalist
Bernard Losh Lobby Journalist
David Howey Civil Servant
Ludovic Kennedy Self
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Peter Whitmore Director
Peter Whitmore Producer

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