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 2, Episode 2 - Doing The Honours

Pressured to decide on his department's Honours recommendations, Jim sees an opportunity to hold some actual power over the Civil Service. With a change to international university student funding due, Humphrey feels the pain.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 2nd March 1981
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Guest cast
John Nettleton Sir Arnold Robinson (Cabinet Secretary)
Frank Middlemass Sir William Guthrie (Master of Baillie College)
William Fox Bursar of Baillie College
John Pennington Peter (Civil Servant)
Margo Johns Committee Member
Anne Maxwell Committee Member
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Peter Whitmore Director
Peter Whitmore Producer
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