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

Date
Thursday 23rd December 1982
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)
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
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