"Yes Minister was more than a sit-com, it was a crash course in Contemporary Political Studies - it opened the lid on the way the Government operated. It remains the most quintessentially British of the British sitcoms." Arnando Iannucci
Yes Minister, together with its sequel Yes Prime Minister, is one of the most popular and critically successful British sitcoms of all time, largely due to its fascinatingly accurate observations of the sparring between Paul Eddington's naive minister, Jim Hacker, and Nigel Hawthorne's infernally cunning Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby. Highly influential, the programme has coloured the way we look at politics today, and how politicians see themselves.
This brilliantly funny book includes lists of interesting and little-known facts about the series; Sir Humphrey's finest obfuscations; how to be a civil servant; translating civil service speak; how to stall a minister; and other essential tips from the show. Introduced by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, (also behind the Gielgud's wonderful new show) the Yes Minister Miscellany also includes important dates, classic scenes, and the legendary Margaret Thatcher sketch in its entirety. This is the perfect book for fans of great British comedy!
The Yes Minister Miscellany by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn is available to buy from the Biteback website, priced £6.99
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