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Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Collection (DVD, Boxed set): Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds,... Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Collection (DVD, Boxed set)
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton, John Savident, … 1
R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This complete collection includes every episode of the hugely popular political satire Yes Minister seasons 1 – 3 (which first aired in 1980 on BBC 2) along with each episode in the subsequent two season of Yes Prime Minister (which aired from 1986).

Meet the bewildered Rt Hon James Hacker, his scheming and equivocating Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby and of course, Bernard, the piggy-in-the middle, on their fraught journey through the corridors of power.

Easily the sharpest political comedy every written, with clandestine help from real civil servants, and satire that bites so close to home it sometimes seems more like a documentary. This does the impossible: it makes politics not just fun but hilariously funny.

Yes Prime Minister - Season 2 (DVD): Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton, Nicholas Courtney, Gwen... Yes Prime Minister - Season 2 (DVD)
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton, Nicholas Courtney, …
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If Prime Minister Jim Hacker has a fault (and God knows...), it is that he has ideas. Fortunately his Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey makes sure they never come to fruition, while poor Bernard, his Private Secretary, sits uneasily on the fence between them...

Yes, Prime Minister - Season 1 (DVD): Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds, Nigel Hawthorne, John Nettleton, John Barron, Clive... Yes, Prime Minister - Season 1 (DVD)
Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds, Nigel Hawthorne, John Nettleton, John Barron, …
R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Vision, integrity and a ruthless streak are the weapons of political power. Unfortunately new Prime Minister Jim Hacker has none of these, but he does have cowardice, desperation and a scheming, pragmatic Cabinet Secretary in Sir Humphrey...

The Grand Design
The Prime Minister's plans for the country's defence manage to antagonise the Civil Service and the military. Is Hacker really the right man to have his finger on the nuclear button?

The Ministerial Broadcast
Jim is being coached for his first TV broadcast as Prime Minister, but Sir Humphrey seems more concerned with what he says than how he says it.

The Smoke Screen
A radical plan to deter people from smoking by raising taxes leaves Sir Humphrey fuming. He calls in the tobacco lobby to ensure there's no smoke without fire...

The Key
What can a PM do when his Cabinet Secretary is getting above himself? Jim's answer is to lock Sir Humphrey out of Number 10...

A Real Partnership
Backbench MPs want a pay rise, the Civil Service want a pay rise and the government has a financial crisis. Something's got to give and this time it's not going to be the PM - probably.

A Victory For Democracy
Is the Foreign Office carrying out government policy or is the government there to carry out Foreign Office policy? Hacker is about to find out...

The Bishop's Gambit
Sir Humphrey wants the PM to appoint an old friend to the post of Bishop of Bury St Edmunds. But Hacker's got a nurse in a Middle East prison to sort out first...

One Of Us
Jim's sliding down the nation's popularity polls. It takes a spy, a sheepdog and an expensive army operation to improve his standing...

The Complete Yes Minister (DVD, Boxed set): Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn The Complete Yes Minister (DVD, Boxed set)
Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn; Starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All 21 episodes from the first three seasons of the classic BBC sitcom detailing the political shennanigans of the bewildered Rt Hon James Hacker (Paul Eddington), his scheming and equivocating Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), and permanent piggy-in-the middle Bernard (Derek Fowlds). In 'Open Government', the Rt Hon Jim Hacker, newly appointed Minister for Administrative Affairs, finds his idealism challenged from the start. 'The Official Visit' has Jim receiving an African President - who turns out to be a friend from his university days.

'The Economy Drive' sees Jim attempting to initiate an economy drive within the Civil Service. 'Big Brother' finds Sir Humphrey concerned about a new National Integrated Database. 'The Writing on the Wall' has Jim considering the introduction of identity cards.

'The Right to Know' sees Sir Humphrey bothered by the controversy surrounding an endangered badger colony. In 'Jobs for the Boys', Jim seeks help from a banker when a pet project seems near to collapse. In 'The Compassionate Society', Jim and Sir Humphrey disagree about a new hospital.

'Doing the Honours' has Humphrey's old school network coming in handy when he wants to scupper Jim's budget plans. 'The Death List' sees Jim's past stance on covert surveillance come back to haunt him. In 'The Greasy Pole', Jim discovers that the outcome of scientific reports can be manipulated if needs be.

'The Devil You Know' finds the date of a cabinet re-shuffle coinciding with Jim's appointment in Brussels. 'The Quality of Life' sees Jim's eco-friendly policies compromised when plans are hatched to turn a city farm into a Civil Service car park. In 'A Question of Loyalty', Jim's loyalty to his department is put to the test.

In 'Equal Opportunities', Jim attempts to instigate a policy of sexual equality in Whitehall, much to Sir Humphrey's disapproval. 'The Challenge' sees Jim's efforts to make local authorities financially accountable thwarted by an interview with Ludovic Kennedy. In 'The Skeleton in the Cupboard', Humphrey's past returns to haunt him.

'The Moral Dimension' sees Jim's plans to expose bribery cancelled when Bernard manages to get a valuable vase under-valued - as Mrs Hacker has her eye on it. In 'The Bed of Nails', Jim takes on an unpopular role. 'The Whiskey Priest' sees Jim facing opposition from all sides when he tries to expose a munitions deal.

Finally, in 'The Middle Class Rip Off', Jim and Sir Humphrey clash over those pillars of British culture: art and football.

Various Artists - Yes Minister - Season 1 (DVD): Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton, John Savident Yes Minister - Season 1 (DVD)
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, John Nettleton, John Savident; Contributions by …
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All seven episodes of the classic BBC sitcom. In 'Open Government', the Rt Hon Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington), newly appointed Minister for Administrative Affairs, finds his idealism challenged from the start. 'The Official Visit' has Jim receiving an African President who turns out to be a friend from his university days. 'The Economy Drive' sees Jim attempt to initiate an economy drive within the Civil Service. 'Big Brother' finds Sir Humphrey (Nigel Hawthorne) concerned about a new National Integrated Database. 'The Writing on the Wall' has Jim consider the introduction of identity cards. 'The Right to Know' sees Sir Humphrey bothered by the controversy surrounding an endangered badger colony. Finally, in 'Jobs for the Boys', Jim seeks help from a banker when a pet project seems near to collapse.

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