Yes Minister 1

Sunday, October 21, 2007

1. Open Government
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.
2. The Official Visit
When the leader of an African country is killed in a coup, his successor, who is an old friend of Jim's, comes in his place. They negotiate a £50 million deal to help buy oil exploration equipment.
3. The Economy Drive
im Hacker is determined to reduce the Civil Service, but he is frustrated by Sir Humphrey, and the only numbers he can alter are the numbers of tea ladies.
4. Big Brother
When the Government is planning to introduce a national database, Jim wants to bring in safe guards, but Sir Humphrey stalls until with some help from the opposition, Jim gets his way.
5. The Writing on the Wall
A rumor starts that Jim's department is about to be axed. So with help from Sir Humphrey, they try and defeat the Prime Minister's plans.
6. The Right to Know
Jim faces rebellion at home and in the office over the removal of protected status from a badger habitat, while he tries to circumvent Sir Humphrey's efforts to keep him ignorant of things.
7. Jobs for the Boys
Jim goes on radio to support the ‘Solihull project' a Government,union,and private enterprise building scheme, that he has inherited from the last administration, but unknown to him the project is close to bankruptcy, Sir Humphrey hopes to save the deal by offering a ‘Quango' to the director of the bank involved.