Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

  • by Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
  • Narrated by Paul Eddington, full cast, Nigel Hawthorn
  • 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

For the first time in one audio collection, all 16 Yes Minister radio episodes plus six further TV episodes, 14 Yes Prime Minister episodes and two bonus sketches.
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing. Presented here, for the first time in one collection, are the complete radio series of Yes Minister and the complete BBC television soundtracks of Yes Prime Minister. Also included are six TV soundtracks of Yes Minister and two special bonus mini-episodes: "The PM’s Plan", recorded in 1984 with Margaret Thatcher as herself, and a special segment created for "The Funny Side of Christmas" in 1982.


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Hasn't dated a day.

What made the experience of listening to Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection the most enjoyable?

This is the most wonderful political comedy. As fresh now as it was when I first watched the TV series in the 1980's. Most enjoyable is the great writing and sparking performances.

What other book might you compare Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection to, and why?

This hard to compare. It's a brilliant British radio play and completely different to anything else that I've seen on Audible.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened episode by episode overall few weeks.

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- Steven Turner

Funny and relevant

This is my favourite audible book and I have listened to it more times than I know. It still makes me laugh out loud, even though I know what is coming. It amazes me how relevant all the topics and catastrophes that happen still are. I would def recomend it to people of all ages but particularly if you have an interest in politics.
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- Nicola

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd