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Yes, Minister 4 Seasons

Season 4
4.7 out of 5 stars (18) IMDb 8.7/10

Sir Arnold is retiring and Sir Humphrey is to take his place. With his successor gone, the Prime Minister too steps down and the hunt is on to find his replacement. Politicians favor a strong candidate. The Civil Service favor a less headstrong one.

Starring:
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne

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Major changes are taking place in the corridors of power. The frequently strained relationship between Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey may never be the same again. There are powerful rumors of a significant reshuffle of the Cabinet.

TV-Y CC Runtime: 1 hour Release date: December 17, 1984
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By Ray TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 26, 2014
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This single episode, performed as a Christmas Special episode in 1984, serves as the connection between the highly acclaimed show "Yes, Minister" and the subsequent series, "Yes, PRIME Minister." As such, it will not serve well as a stand-alone episode (i.e., if you have not first seen "Yes, Minister," the episode will not work well by itself), but when taken in sequence with the earlier show, is every bit as witty and hilarious as the first three seasons of "Yes, Minister." Essentially, what we find here is that our Minister for Administrative Affairs, Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington) is still on the short end of his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), and is being maneuvered and manipulated no less than a canoe down a river. This biting British satire on the machinations of government (and no less, the machinations of the Civil Service) would at first blush seem to be a strictly British affair, but, in reality, the satire and critical commentary applies to virtually any governmental setting. It's not as grimly dark as the original UK "House of Cards," but not as openly slapstick as, say, "Fawlty Towers," and more or less maintains a consistently understated series of word play and cunning plots as Humphrey bends the Minister to his will. It's a truly insightful and entertaining show, and if you want to see how Hacker ends up, against all odds, in the PM's Chair, this is the episode that will explain it.

An immensely entertaining show with no shortage of both overt and sublime comedic lines, it can be recommended as five stars (both the "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister," which should, of course, be watched in the proper order to watch the entire story arc unfold in sequence).
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If you enjoy politics and the intrigue that goes on behind closed doors along the corridors of power, you will love this episode. This was the Christmas special that effected the transition between "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" as Jim Hacker transitioned to 10 Downing Street. Sarcastic British humor applied to the highest levels of power. No one escapes the scalpel sharp wit. The drunk driving scene and the follow-up to it between Sir Humphrey and Hacker where the "other" high-level drunk driving episode of the evening is also discussed is precious. Another gem is the exchange between Hacker and the EEC (old EU - this is classic TV!) official discussing the roles of various bureaucrats in Brussels who carry out conflicting policies affecting agriculture and food production, and their impact on the "British Sausage". My all-time favorite is the restaurant scene where Sir Arnold and Sir Humphrey suddenly come upon the perfect solution to the dilemma of succession and are both quite incapable of "keeping a stiff upper lip!" I showed this episode to a college current US politics seminar course after our presidential election and they loved it. You will too!
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This show lasted for 2 or 3 seasons, and was then replaced with 'Yes, Prime Minister'. Both are worth a watch. The dialogue is snappy and quick, and the political wrestling is witty.
Although there may be a few nuances that are vague for American audiences, the majority are easy enough to understand.
Watch a couple of episodes to give yourself a chance to get used to the dialogue and you'll be hooked!
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Superb acting by cast. Intelligent writing.
It was awesome to see the transformation of Jim from minister to Prime minister.
Expertly manipulated by Applebee.
The drunk driving scene is a gem.
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By CindyC on March 26, 2013
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Still a classic after all these years. This ensemble has rarely been equaled, and the scripts are really timeless. Love it!
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This was a great buy. It provided a segway to Yes, Prime minister. Prime is providing me with all the British comedy that I have enjoyed over the years.
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Smartly written peek into what goes on behind closed doors in politics.
Not preachy or sex obsessed.
Very light and humorous.
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If you like silly British comedies full of dumb people somehow succeeding, this is your show. And if you like mixed metaphor jokes, this is your life.
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