Yes, Minister

Yes, Minister

1980 - 1984, Comedy, News
Comedy series about an apparently clueless British government minister and advisers surrounding him.

Episode Guide

  • Yes, Minister - Party Games (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Party Games

    A Cabinet shake-up reshuffles political power and changes the careers of Jim and Sir Humphrey.

  • Yes, Minister - The Middle Class Rip-Off (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Middle Class Rip-Off

    Sir Humphrey argues against helping a struggling soccer club.

  • Yes, Minister - The Whiskey Priest (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Whiskey Priest

    Hacker discovers some embarrassing information concerning the sale of British arms to Italian terrorists.

  • Yes, Minister - Bed of Nails (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Bed of Nails

    Hacker has to devise an integrated national transport policy.

  • Yes, Minister - Moral Dimension (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Moral Dimension

    Distinguishing between a bribe and extra-contractual payments.

  • Yes, Minister - The Skeleton in the Cupboard (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Skeleton in the Cupboard

    The Minister and Sir Humphrey clash over disciplining a local official.

  • Yes, Minister - The Challenge (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Challenge

    The minister prophetically states his job is a challenge.

  • Yes, Minister - Equal Opportunities (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Equal Opportunities

    Jim decides more women should occupy top civil service positions.

  • Yes, Minister - A Question of Loyalty (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    A Question of Loyalty

    Hacker and Appleby appear before a Parliament committee that is scrutinizing their department's activities.

  • Yes, Minister - The Quality of Life (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Quality of Life

    Hacker is having a good day until he encounters adversarial subordinate Appleby.

  • Yes, Minister - The Devil You Know (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Devil You Know

    Hacker surprisingly finds an ally in Appleby when his job as minister of administrative affairs is threatened.

  • Yes, Minister - The Greasy Pole (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Greasy Pole

    After citizens protest the manufacturing of a dangerous chemical in their town, Hacker learns that Humphrey is one of the company's supporters.

  • Yes, Minister - The Death List (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Death List

    Hacker objects to government wiretapping and surveillance until he discovers he is on a terrorist group's hit list.

  • Yes, Minister - Doing the Honours (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Doing the Honours

    While Hacker's determined to cut the budget, Appleby's concerned with government policies affecting admissions to his alma mater, Oxford.

  • Yes, Minister - The Compassionate Society (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Compassionate Society

    Hacker threatens to cause a stir over a government hospital that has administrators but no patients.

  • Yes, Minister - Jobs for the Boys (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Jobs for the Boys

    The Minister is puzzled by Sir Humphrey's evasiveness over a departmental construction project in the Midlands.

  • Yes, Minister - The Right to Know (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Right to Know

    Appleby tries to keep Hacker from finding out his daughter protested against one of his own policies.

  • Yes, Minister - Writing on the Wall (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Writing on the Wall

    When Jim and Sir Humphrey discover that civil service cutbacks threaten their jobs, they work together -- for once.

  • Yes, Minister - Big Brother (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Big Brother

    Hacker and Appleby clash over the right to privacy and a proposed computer file containing information on British subjects.

  • Yes, Minister - The Economy Drive (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Economy Drive

    Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) tries to prevent his boss from enacting civil service reforms.

  • Yes, Minister - The Official Visit (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Official Visit

    Jim Hacker's scheme to reap political benefits from a visit by an African dignitary backfires.

  • Yes, Minister - Open Government (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Open Government

    The Newly appointed Minister for Administrative Affairs James Hacker finds his subordinates opposed to his government reforms.