Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister Complete Boxset DVD

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Yes Minister: (1980 - 1984) From the minds of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay comes the complete box set of all three series of Yes Minister. First-class political satire and a worldwide favourite seen in over 80 countries Yes Minister is well-known for being closer to the truth than those in the political arena would like to admit. Re-live the exploits of the amiable and honourable Jim Hacker and his permanent Secretary the urbane but evasive Sir Humphrey Appleby as they balance the intricacies of government bureaucracy. The four-disc set contains the complete Yes... Minister collection from Hacker's arrival on the political arena as Minister of Administrative Affairs through to the extraordinary events that turned Jim Hacker MP into Jim Hacker PM. Yes Prime Minister (1986 - 1988): Following his stout stand against the Eurosausage The Rt Hon James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Fortunately for the country however his scheming adversary Sir Humphrey Appleby finds himself in the exalted position of Cabinet Secretary. Appleby is more than willing to steer the unsteady ship of state through the perilous waters of government... Features every episode from both seasons of Yes Prime Minister. [show more]

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Released
16 October 2006
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
2 Entertain Video 
Classification
Runtime
1074 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL 
Barcode
5014503211325 
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  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister Complete Boxset
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    Paul Eddington (hapless Jerry in the Good Life) plays MP James 'Jim' Hacker in this classic political satire.

    Jim starts out with quite honourable ambitions but is slowly embittered and increasingly jaded by the processes, the machinations and protocols of political life.
    Derek Fowlds is Bernard Woolley and Nigel Hawthorne in a career defining role as crafty advisor Sir Humphrey Appleby who always seems to steer the situation to his own end.

    This is classic comedy. Intelligently written and superbly acted. The themes explored are as relevant today as they were when first broadcast. It is not a surprise that the show has recently been revived, on British digital channel Dave, but unfortunately the biggest problem the new show has is it isn't this. Put into context you would need to imagine a remake of 'Black Adder' or 'Only Fools and Horses' and populate it with new actors each with different quirks and a new take on the characters they play, you only have to look to Shakepeare for examples of how diverse and indeed polarising interpretations can be.

    It is no wonder that both these shows are voted in the polls of top British sitcoms of all-time year after year and will remain doing so long after the remake has been forgotten.

    This box set contains the whole 38 episodes of both series 1-3 of Yes Minister which was broadcast between 1980 and 1984 and series 1-2 of Yes Prime Minister which ran from 1986-1988.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Yes Minister: (1980 - 1984): From the minds of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay comes the complete box set of all three series of Yes Minister. First-class political satire and a worldwide favourite seen in over 80 countries, Yes Minister is well-known for being closer to the truth than those in the political arena would like to admit. Re-live the exploits of the amiable and honourable Jim Hacker and his permanent Secretary, the urbane but evasive Sir Humphrey Appleby as they balance the intricacies of government bureaucracy. The four-disc set contains the complete Yes Minister collection from Hacker's arrival on the political arena as Minister of Administrative Affairs through to the extraordinary events that turned Jim Hacker MP into Jim Hacker PM. Yes Prime Minister (1986 - 1988): Following his stout stand against the Eurosausage, The Rt Hon James Hacker, was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Fortunately for the country, however, his scheming adversary Sir Humphrey Appleby finds himself in the exalted position of Cabinet Secretary. Appleby is more than willing to steer the unsteady ship of state through the perilous waters of government... Features every episode from both seasons of Yes Prime Minister.

Complete collection of episodes from the satirical British comedy 'Yes Minister' and its spin-off series 'Yes, Prime Minister'. The 'Yes Minister' episodes are: 'Open Government', 'The Official Visit', 'The Economy Drive', 'Big Brother', 'The Writing On the Wall', 'The Right to Know', 'Jobs for the Boys', 'The Compassionate Society', 'Doing the Honours', 'The Death List', 'The Greasy Pole', 'The Devil You Know', 'The Quality of Life', 'A Question of Loyalty', 'Equal Opportunities', 'The Challenge', 'The Skeleton in the Cupboard', 'The Moral Dimension', 'The Bed of Nails', 'The Whisky Priest' and 'The Middle-Class Rip-Off'. The 'Yes, Prime Minister' episodes are: 'The Grand Design', 'The Ministerial Broadcast', 'The Smoke Screen', 'The Key', 'A Real Partnership', 'A Victory for Democracy', 'The Bishop's Gambit', 'One of Us', 'Man Overboard', 'Official Secrets', 'A Diplomatic Incident', 'A Conflict of Interest', 'Power to the People', 'The Patron of the Arts', 'The National Education Service' and 'The Tangled Web'.

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