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Yes Minister
British political comedy

Yes Minister was a TV series running on the BBC between 1980 and 1988, set in the fictional "Department of Administrative Affairs" and nominally run by the Minister Jim Hacker. In reality, of course, it and the Minister were run by the senior civil servants in the Department, namely the Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby. Sir Humphrey had his own agenda and Hacker was forever trying to find ways of fighting a way through Sir Humphrey's ever "helpful" input.

The programme was said to be Margaret Thatcher's favourite TV show. The radio shows are selected adaptations of the TV originals.

  1. Open Government (9.3Mb)
  2. Big Brother (9.3Mb)
  3. The Ecomomy Drive (8.1Mb)
  4. The Writing on the Wall (9.4Mb)
  5. Jobs for the Boys (9.3Mb)
  6. The Right To Know (9.1Mb)
  7. Doing the Honours (9.2Mb)
  8. The Devil You Know (9.3Mb)
  9. The Compassionate Society (9.3Mb)
  10. The Greasy Pole (9.4Mb)
  11. The Skeleton in the Cupboard (9.4Mb)
  12. A Question of Loyalty (9.3Mb)
  13. The Quality of Life (9.3Mb)
  14. The Whisky Priest (9.3Mb)
  15. The Death List (8.9Mb)
  16. The Moral Dimension (9.1Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.