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Yes, Minister

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Watch Saturdays at 7pm beginning December 19, 2015 on WMHT TV.

Set in the corridors of power in London's Whitehall and Westminster, this comedy surrounds The Right Honorable James Hacker MP, the newly-appointed Cabinet Minister for Administrative Affairs who soon finds many of his ideas for reform openly opposed by the civil servants whose job it is to implement them. One in particular is his Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne). Their respective struggles to gain and maintain the levers of power form the basis of the series.

Episodes

1. Open Government | Saturday, December 19 at 7pm
On the day after the General Election, Jim Hacker MP receives the anxiously awaited call from No. 10 Downing Street with his new ministerial appointment. Jim has revolutionary plans for Open Government. 

2. The Official Visit | Saturday, December 26 at 7pm
The Minister has a plan to turn an official visit by the President of Buranda to party political advantage. The Permanent Secretary dislikes the plan, especially when it precipitates an unforeseen crisis.

3. The Economy Drive | Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 7pm
Pruning the Civil Service is a great political platform for the Minister while that idea is deeply upsetting to Sir Humphrey Appleby. Perhaps he can find a way to make the Minister abandon the policy. 

4. Big Brother | Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7pm
Jim Hacker wants to protect people’s right to privacy. He meets with stiff resistance from Sir Humphrey and learns that secrecy is as sacred an observance for civil servants as silence for Trappist monks. 

5. The Writing On The Wall | Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7pm
While battling one another on the Civil Service reduction issue, the Minister and Sir Humphrey learn of a plan that would adversely affect them both. They must now work together for the first time. 

6. The Right To Know | Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7pm
Are there occasions when a Minister should be kept in the dark? The question takes on new meaning when the Minister’s daughter joins a group protesting his plans for administration of the countryside.  

7. Jobs For The Boys | Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7pm
The Minister is puzzled by the Sir Humphrey’s evading is questions about a Departmental construction project in the Midlands. When the awful truth is revealed, the Minister finds himself implicated as well.