Yes prime minister and Yes minister are both incredibly good shows. Incredibly intellegent extreemly funny and brilliantly written. Its bitterly cynical attitude pokes fun at and exposes 1980s Britiain political life in a truly informative way with so much relevence still today.
The trio of Bernard, Humphrey, and Hacker never fail to pull of perfectly timed and toned comedy. Humphrey is of course the guy with all the best lines. "The Key" is a true highlight of this show, typifying everything that makes the show funny, and more important, one of the very few times Hacker actually beats humphrey!
This show really equipts you with a very cynical tool kit for understanding politics. It also gives you at least one reason why Politicans might diserve a very small bit of sympathy!