Lynn, Jonathan; Jay, Antony [editors]
Title Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister by the Rt Hon. James Hacker MP - Vol. Two
Binding Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Publisher U. K. BBC Books 1984
0563200650 / 9780563200659
Seller ID 052448
187 pages. Yes Minister is a satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC Television between 1980 and 1984, split over three seven-episode series. 1 - "The Compassionate Society": Hacker is concerned about a brand new, fully staffed hospital that has no patients. He learns, however, just how powerful the unions are. 2 - "Doing the Honours": Hacker plans to withhold honours for civil servants who do not reduce their budgets. 3 - "The Death List": The Minister is forced to re-appraise his views on bugging and phone tapping after a death threat. 4 - "The Greasy Pole": Plans for a new chemical factory hinge on the outcome of a so-called "independent" report. 5 - "The Devil You Know": A Cabinet reshuffle coincides with a vacancy in Brussels. Hacker wonders whom the PM has in mind to fill it. 6 - "The Quality of Life": Hacker vows to keep open a city farm that Sir Humphrey has enabled to be bulldozed to make way for a car park for inland revenue inspectors. 7 - "A Question of Loyalty": Hacker and Sir Humphrey are tested by a Select Committee on their commitment to ridding wasted government expenditure.