TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms - or so he thinks.
The writers had advisors who had worked within the government and many of the stories were based on real situations. For example, in Yes Minister: The Moral Dimension (1982) they go to an arab state where alcohol is not allowed and so they set up a "communications room" in the embassy ... ...
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
it could be argued that the Sermon on the Mount, were it a government report, would never have been published.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: All that nonsense about the meek inheriting the Earth.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: It could do irreparable damage to the defence budget!
During the train sequence in "The Official Visit", a close-up shows that the warning notice on the wall is written in gibberish.
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