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:
If you're going to do this damn silly thing, don't do it in this damn silly way.
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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