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Yes, Minister

Open Government (#101)

Jim Hacker MP awaits the call from No. 10 Downing Street with his new ministerial appointment. [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This classic Britcom has now been digitially re-mastered and looks sensational. Set in the corridors of power in London's Whitehall and Westminister, this comedy surrounds The Right Honorable James Hacker MP, the newly-appointed Cabinet Minister for Administrative Affairs who soon finds many of his ideas for reform openly opposed by the civil servants whose job it is to implement them. One in particular is his Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne). Their respective struggles to gain and maintain the levers of power form the basis of the series.

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    The Minister has a plan to turn a visit by the President of Buranda to party political advantage. [28 minutes]

  • The Economy Drive (#103)

    Pruning the Civil Service is a great political platform for the Minister, but upsetting to Appleby. [28 minutes]

  • Big Brother (#104)

    Jim Hacker wants to protect people's right to privacy and meets with stiff resistance from Humphrey. [29 minutes]

  • The Writing on the Wall (#105)

    The Minister and Sir Humphrey learn of a plan that would adversely affect them both. [27 minutes]

  • Job for the Boys (#106)

    The Minister is puzzled when Sir Humphrey's evades his questions about a construction project. [29 minutes]

  • The Right to Know (#107)

    The Minister's daughter joins a group protesting his plans for administration of the countryside. [29 minutes]

  • The Compassionate Society (#108)

    Government influenced reduction in the recruitment of medical staff has impacted a new hospital. [29 minutes]

  • Doing The Honours (#109)

    The Minister's and Sir Humphrey's concerns do not overlap but they are becoming adept at compromise. [28 minutes]

  • The Death List (#110)

    The Minister is shocked to find that his Department is responsible for electronic surveillance gear. [29 minutes]

  • The Greasy Pole (#111)

    Sir Humphrey backs British Chemical Corporation wish to produce a dangerous chemical in Merseyside. [29 minutes]

  • The Devil You Know (#112)

    The Minister is upset at rumors of a Cabinet reshuffle. Sir Humphrey is equally worried. [29 minutes]

  • The Quality of Life (#113)

    Jim is having good day, but the manipulative skill of Sir Humphrey shouldn't be underestimated. [29 minutes]

  • A Question of Loyalty (#114)

    Conflict takes center stage when The Minister and Sir Humphrey appear before a select committee. [28 minutes]

  • Equal Opportunities (#115)

    The Prime Minister decides there should be more women occupying top jobs in the Civil Service. [28 minutes]

  • The Challenge (#116)

    In a re-organization of administration, Jim has the task of reducing local government bureaucracy. [30 minutes]

  • The Skeleton in the Cupboard (#117)

    The Minister will not comply when Sir Humphrey wants a local authority disciplined. [30 minutes]

  • The Moral Dimension (#118)

    The Prime Minister leads a delegation to the Persian Gulf and Sir Humphrey is on hand as his guide. [28 minutes]

  • The Bed of Nails (#119)

    Jim is given the job of implementing an Integrated National Transport Policy. [29 minutes]

  • The Whiskey Priest (#120)

    The Minister possesses embarrassing information on the sale of British arms to Italian terrorists. [29 minutes]

  • The Middle Class Rip Off (#121)

    Jim wants to rescue a struggling football club from financial difficulties. Sir Humphrey disagrees. [30 minutes]

  • Party Games (#122)

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