Yes Minister

Season 1 Episode 1

Open Government

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 1980 on BBC Two
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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

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    Norman Mitchell

    Norman Mitchell

    Returning Officer 1st Scene

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    Neil Fitzwilliam

    Neil Fitzwilliam

    Frank Weisel

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    Diana Hoddinott

    Diana Hoddinott

    Annie Hacker

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      • 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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