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 6 - The Quality Of Life

After visiting a City Farm threatened by closure, Jim rashly promises to keep it open. Unfortunately for Hacker, he's unaware of a particularly important merchant bank's plans for high-rise offices on the site, and is thrown into a conflict of interests.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th March 1981
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Guest cast
Richard Vernon Sir Desmond Glazebrook (Chairman of Bartlett's Bank)
Peter Cellier Sir Frank Gordon (Permanent Secretary to the Treasury)
Antony Carrick Bill Pritchard (Press Officer)
Zulema Dene Mrs Philips (City Farm Warden)
Rex Robinson Mr Crawford
Roger Martin BBC Producer
Sue Lawley Self
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Peter Whitmore Director
Peter Whitmore Producer

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