Yes Minister

Open Government

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 2/25/80
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  • Episode Description
  • Open Government is our first glimpse into the inner workings of the Department of Administrative Affairs. The Right Honorable James (Jim) Hacker MP (Minister of Parliament) has just been given the department after his party has swept to power in Britain. He is a politician’s politician and he is soon to meet a civil servant’s civil servant. From here the ride will get a little bumpy as political agendas and bureaucratic red tape collide head on.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nigel Hawthorne

    Sir Humphrey Appleby

  • Paul Eddington

    Rt Hon James Hacker

  • Derek Fowlds

    Bernard Wooley

  • Norman Mitchell

    Returning Officer 1st Scene

  • Neil Fitzwilliam

    Frank Weisel

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • talking about open government Bernard Woolley: Well, yes, Sir... I mean, it is the minister's policy after all. Sir Arnold: My dear boy, it is a contradiction in terms; you can be open or you can have government.

    • Frank Weisel: Did you know that Martin has got the Foreign Office, Jack has got Health, and Fred has got Energy. Annier: Has anyone got brains? Jim : You mean Education? Annie : No, I know what I mean. Jim: Well, what's left? I mean, what have I got? Annie: Rhythm?

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