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Publisher's Summary

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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By Emily on 08-15-14

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This wonderfully witty, clever and beguilingly cynical look at British politics made perfect television when originally made, and it works just as well as an audiobook.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!

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By magrathean on 02-15-15

Classic

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

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By Nicola on 01-18-16

Funny and relevant

This is my favourite audible book and I have listened to it more times than I know. It still makes me laugh out loud, even though I know what is coming. It amazes me how relevant all the topics and catastrophes that happen still are. I would def recomend it to people of all ages but particularly if you have an interest in politics.

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By Steven Turner on 12-01-15

Hasn't dated a day.

What made the experience of listening to Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection the most enjoyable?

This is the most wonderful political comedy. As fresh now as it was when I first watched the TV series in the 1980's. Most enjoyable is the great writing and sparking performances.

What other book might you compare Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection to, and why?

This hard to compare. It's a brilliant British radio play and completely different to anything else that I've seen on Audible.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened episode by episode overall few weeks.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic

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By steve stewart on 09-11-17

wonderfull

Still relevant after all these years. Wonderfully scripted. i have dealt with many a Sir Humphrey Appleby in my time.

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By Malcolm on 09-17-17

Entertaining and funny

A light hearted look into the machinations and relationships of government and the bureaucracy. Whilst not pulling too many punches this series provides some comical insights into how Ministers and The Public Service might manoeuvre themselves through their competing interests and the outcomes that result. A Classic for the ages!

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