About Yes, Minister

The exploits of James Hacker MP and his rise from Department of Administrative Affairs

Yes, Minister

Three series were made of Yes, Minister between 1980 and 1984, before Jim Hacker got the top job and moved into Number 10 in Yes, Prime Minister.

The Right Honorable James Hacker MP, Minister for Administrative Affairs is tasked with making officialdom and administration make sense. His attempts at running the ministry are set against the backdrop of pushing his own self-serving agenda and trying to keeping his head above any nasty political waters. Throughout his career, he has Whitehall's Sir Humphrey Appleby along for the ride, but rather than showing him the way he's constantly providing obstacles.