Sunday, 14 October 2018

Yes Minister - Series 1

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - EPISODES 1 - 8 (320kbs-m4a/491mb/3hrs33mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 2nd August to 20th September 2018

Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn satirical sitcom ran on BBC TV between 1980 and 1984. Yes Minister is centred around the hapless Jim Hacker and a collection of civil service underlings headed by the Machiavellian Sir Humphrey Appleby and obsequious Bernard.

Adapted for radio by producer Pete Atkin.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 1. OPEN GOVERNMENT (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 2nd August 2018

Newly re-elected, MP Jim Hacker is summoned to the PM's office.

Jim learns from his chauffeur that the new St Edwards Hospital has 300 administrators, cooks and cleaners, but no doctors, nurses or patients. How can he cure it? As usual the Minister doesn't know his ACAS from his NALGO.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard. Moira Stuart plays herself.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 2. BIG BROTHER (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 9th August 2018

MP Jim Hacker crosses swords with Sir Humphrey over civil liberties.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 3. THE ECONOMY DRIVE (320kbs-m4a/55mb/24mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th August 2018

MP Jim Hacker plans to slim down the Civil Service. His own economy drive will set a personal example - won't it?

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinot as Annie Hacker and Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 4. THE WRITING ON THE WALL (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 23rd August 2018

Finally losing patience with Sir Humphrey, MP Jim Hacker's big plans to slim down the Civil Service come home to roost.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel, Peter Cellier as Sir Frederick and Tenniel Evans as the Foreign Secretary.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 5. JOBS FOR THE BOYS (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 30th August 2018

Sir Humphrey warns on Public-Private Partnership. MP Jim Hacker learns it takes two to Quango.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond, Richard Davies as Morgan and Arthur Cox as George.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 6. THE RIGHT TO KNOW (320kbs-m4a/61mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th September 2018

MP Jim Hacker tries to excavate himself from problems with badgers.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, Peter Cellier as Sir Frederick and Gerry Cowper as Lucy.

Bill Nighy as Frank Weisel, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond, Richard Davies as Morgan and Arthur Cox as George.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 7. DOING THE HONOURS (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th September 2018

MP Jim Hacker is outwitted by Sir Humphrey during an economy drive.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With John Nettleton as Sir Arnold, Graham Crowden as the Master and William Fox as the Bursar.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

YES MINISTER SERIES 1 - 8. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 20th September 2018

Cabinet reshuffle rumours unsettle MP Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby and Derek Fowldes as Bernard.

With Diana Hoddinott as Annie, John Nettleton as Sir Arnold and Arthur Cox as George.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1983.

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