Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Yes Minister - Series 2

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - EPISODES 1 - 8 (320kbs-m4a/497mb/3hrs36mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th September to 15th November 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 2 - 1. THE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th September 2018

A new hospital needs a cure, but does MP Jim Hacker know his ACAS from his NALGO?

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

With Peter Jeffrey as Sir Ian, Norman Bird as Brian Baker, Arthur Cox as George and Ellen McIntosh as Mrs Rogers.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 2. THE GREASY POLE (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 4th October 2018

Blending jobs with chemicals makes an explosive mixture for MP Jim Hacker.

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

With Brenda Blethyn as Joan Littler MP, Freddie Earlle as Sir Wally Macfarlane, Jerome Willis as Professor Henderson and Moira Stuart as herself.

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 3. THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 11th October 2018

Jim Hacker gets the better of Sir Humphrey over a crisis in Derbyshire.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 4. A QUESTION OF LOYALTY (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 18th October 2018

With a war on waste at the Civil Service - what does Jim Hacker think?

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard and Judy Parfitt as Betty Oldham MP.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 5. THE QUALITY OF LIFE (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 25th October 2018

Jim Hacker gets floored by the high rise world of property business.

Starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker, Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Derek Fowldes as Bernard, Richard Vernon as Sir Desmond and Selina Scott as herself.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 6. THE WHISKY PRIEST (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 1st November 2018

Facing a moral dilemma over the sale of British-made weapons, Jim Hacker tries to shun Sir Humphrey's advice.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 7. THE DEATH LIST (320kbs-m4a/60mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th November 2018

A victim of phone tapping, Jim Hacker rebuts state surveillance - until his own life comes under threat.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

YES MINISTER SERIES 2 - 8. THE MORAL DIMENSION (320kbs-m4a/61mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 15th November 2018

Thirsty Jim Hacker's trip to an Arab state sparks diplomatic disarray.

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1984.

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