|In politics, you have to really get behind somebody before you can stab them in the back! Named one of the Top Ten TV programs of all time by the British Film Institute, this brilliantly observed comedy of manners pits the well-meaning Jim Hacker, a newly appointed Cabinet Minister, against the machinations of a career civil servant, Sir Humphrey Appleby, in the ultimate political marriage of inconvenience. Paul Eddington (Good Neighbors) stars as the The Right Honorable Jim Hacker, a role that was written especially for him, and Academy Award nominee Nigel Hawthorne (The Madness of King George) first drew wide notice in the role of Sir Humphrey Appleby. Yes Minister is the first--and only--series to win the British Academy Award for Best Comedy three years running.|
Editor's NoteOne of the most respected satires in the history of television, this BBC series follows the good intentions of one upstart politician as he meets opposition in the form of another senior cabinet member. With inspired character work by Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington, and Derek Fowlds, the comedy series is unforgettable. This collection contains the entire series, including episodes never previously available on home video.
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Customer Reviews of Yes Minister-Complete Collection
For intelligent viewers9/21/2004
This is a witty brilliant show. I watched it when it was first shown in American more than 15 years ago and have never forgotten how wonderful it is. I am delighted to be able to buy my own copy of the program
One Of The Best British Comodies Ever12/9/2003
This is a hillariously funny TV series. If you understand dry British humor and sarchasm this set will keep you rolling in the isles even if you aren't into politics and even if you know nothing about the British government. However, you will have to think when you are watching it in order to understand most of the jokes but that only means that you will be able to watch it over and over and still laugh at the jokes you didn't get the first time through. Great Acting! Great Plot!!! Very funny!!!!!