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 3, Episode 7 - The Middle-Class Rip-Off

A constituency matter concerning an expensive and unused art gallery and a near-bankrupt football club threatens to gouge a deep divide between Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Should art and culture for the middle classes be subsidised?

Broadcast details

Thursday 23rd December 1982
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)
    John Barron Sir Ian Whitworth
    Patrick O'Connell Brian Wilkinson (Local Councillor)
    Derek Benfield Aston Wanderers Chairman
    Joanna Henderson Curator
    Writing team
    Antony Jay Writer
    Jonathan Lynn Writer
    Production team
    Peter Whitmore Director
    Peter Whitmore Producer
    John Dunstan Editor
    Chris Booth Editor
    Gary Pritchard Production Designer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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