The Rt. Hon. James Hacker MP and his constant struggle against the Civil Service. Yes Minister and later Yes Prime Minister are both fabulous shows. Sir Humphrey Appleby's mind-boggling, extremely long, complicated sentences make you think, what fantastic scripts they were - and how on earth the actors' and especially Sir Nigel Hawthorne, remembered what to say. And then there's Bernard with divided loyalties between Sir Humphrey & Jim Hacker. You like Jim because he tries to do what he thinks is best, but Sir Humphrey is almost always there to foil his plans and proposals. That's why in my opinion the best episodes are when Jim does beat the Civil Service and gets his way. This was a fantastic show, that deserves every bit of praise it gets.