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 4 - The Greasy Pole

Jim is under pressure from all sides concerning the toxic capabilities of Propanol and its potential manufacture in Merseyside. Despite Sir Humphrey's 'help', can he find a beneficial solution?

Broadcast details

Monday 16th March 1981
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)
Lindy Alexander Reporter
Brenda Blethyn Joan Littler MP
Freddie Earlle Sir Wally McFarlane (Head of BCC)
Jerome Willis Professor Henderson
Sheila Fay Woman Protester
Geoffrey Toone Lord Crichton
Maureen Stevens Lady Crichton
Robert Dougall Self
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Peter Whitmore Director
Peter Whitmore Producer

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