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Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection | [Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn]

Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.
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For the first time in one audio collection, all 16 Yes Minister radio episodes plus six further TV episodes, 14 Yes Prime Minister episodes and two bonus sketches.

Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing. Presented here, for the first time in one collection, are the complete radio series of Yes Minister and the complete BBC television soundtracks of Yes Prime Minister. Also included are six TV soundtracks of Yes Minister and two special bonus mini-episodes: "The PM’s Plan", recorded in 1984 with Margaret Thatcher as herself, and a special segment created for "The Funny Side of Christmas" in 1982.

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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 08-15-14
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 08-15-14 Member Since 2015

    A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)

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    "Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."

    This wonderfully witty, clever and beguilingly cynical look at British politics made perfect television when originally made, and it works just as well as an audiobook. Those familiar with the series will be very pleased by the chance to re-encounter Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley, and those unfamiliar are in store for a real treat.

    Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister will reward multiple listenings, and there are two bonuses among the episodes: The Yes Minister sketch involving Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and a Christmas Greeting from Sir Humphrey Appleby to Jim.

    Download it as soon as you can - you certainly won't regret it!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    magrathean Bangalore, India 02-15-15
    magrathean Bangalore, India 02-15-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Classic"

    The best comedy series ever. Can't get enough of it after all these years. Masterpiece in all aspects :script , performance, screenplay.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    beaver Leura, NSW 01-07-15
    beaver Leura, NSW 01-07-15
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    "Laughted our loud!"

    This is a great series and one I will listen to again and again. It's farcical banter and beaurocratic nonsense has made me laugh out loud on my commute many any times. Such good fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Mueller 01-21-15
    M. Mueller 01-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Just plain fun!"

    While from the 80's- it is still fun to listen! Witty, humorous, Never silly! Just great! Really? Yes,
    absolutely dear listeners & readers!

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    Ellen 05-20-15
    Ellen 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Memorable"

    Such great satire, it'll change the way you think about politics. I didn't realise it wasn't current, all the issues are so familiar.

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  • Mr. Philip R. Saunders
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    "Some things change, some stay the same"

    Classic comedy series. Brought back all the memories from 30 years ago. So full of memorable quotes that have become part of the English language.

    And thirty years on we're still debating the same things - Some things change, some stay the same:

    One: I am not a "badger-butcher".
    Two: badgers are not an endangered species.
    Three: the removal of protective status does not necessarily mean the badgers will be killed.
    Four: if a few badgers have to be sacrificed for the sake of a master plan that will save Britain's natural heritage - tough!
    - Episode Six: The Right to Know

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Emma Liddiard
    London
    10/23/14
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    "Fantastic to have in the car"
    Where does Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Yes, my husband and I have been laughing out loud as we drive around over the weekends


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its very funny, quick and so many puns


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Richard T.
    5/27/15
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    "A great listen. "

    Transfers to radio surprisingly well! Very enjoyable, highly recommended. Thank you very much indeed! RJT

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  • David
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    5/19/15
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    "The government at work?"

    I listened /watched when this 1st came out on TV & radio. The years do not diminish the delight! What else can one say about a classic

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  • Louise
    5/11/15
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    "Wonderful"

    listened again and again! Loved the verbal jousting and characterisation. "My dear lady"! Brilliant! Highly recommend.

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  • Wiulco
    5/2/15
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    "Fantastic"

    Although a great comedy, some parts are not far from the truth and to this date still relevant and actual.
    The satiric angel on the normally day to day bore of politicus is great. The vagueness applied in daily politics is displayed in a wonderful manner. Although originally the series was a television show, one does not miss the visual aspect at all to enjoy the numerous twists and turns.

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  • paul
    kettering, United Kingdom
    4/21/15
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    "Bloody fantastic"

    An absolute classic, expertly written and magnificently portrayed. As relevant today as it was in the 80's. Sir Humphrey ...Legend

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  • Dan Snape
    White Waltham
    4/21/15
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    "Fabulous"

    An excellent series of political intrigue and comedy that kept me coming back for more. It loses nothing as an audio broadcast of a classic TV series.

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  • Ms. E. Bonnin
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    "Yes minister"

    I have watched this series many times on TV but the script is so sharp I find I can listen to it over and over and never get bored.

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  • Mr James McCabe
    3/21/15
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    "Excellent as ever"

    Classic show that translates well to audio. However please remove the before you go part of the app, it's annoying!

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