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

Date
Thursday 27th December 1984
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
61 minutes

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    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
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    John Dunstan Editor
    Rochelle Selwyn Production Designer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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