8 the complete yes minister authors: jonathan lynn & anthony jay 5 second summary: a clueless cabinet minister in the british government, james hacker, matches wits with a government bureaucrat, sir humphrey appleby. I had a list longer than i care to admit because when it comes to the best british comedy series of all time, there is a whole lot to choose from i decided to narrow it down by using each show’s imdb rating comedy, like most things in the entertainment industry, is subjective i might find something funny but that doesn’t mean others agree. He wrote for the programs that was the week that was and the frost report and the documentaries the royal family and elizabeth r: a year in the life of the queen he was a writer and producer of management training films for video arts he created the television shows yes minister and yes, prime minister. British tv offers a multitude of sappy sitcoms that run forever, like american programs, but the great british sitcoms aren't structured that way yes, minister encompassed 21 episodes over three years, yes, prime minister another 16 over two years the timeless fawlty towers clocks in at 12 half-hours. Yes minister (1980 to 1988) - gentle but pointed satire of government incompetence the thick of it (2005 to 2012) - yes minister's spiritual successor. What made the experience of listening to yes minister & yes prime minister - the complete audio minister - the complete audio collection brilliant british. For those who don't know, yes minister is a bbc comedy about british politics it is best known for the excellent writing and acting, it's extremely dry wit, and it's sarcastic view of politics in general. Yes minister is a political satire british sitcom written by antony jay and jonathan lynn that was first transmitted on bbc two from 1980 to 1984, split over three seven-episode series the sequel, yes, prime minister, ran from 1986 to 1988.
Quote reply topic: some british tv comedies of last 20 years posted: september 04 2016 at 01:07 so, yeah, we had a modern british sitcoms poll made a few years ago, and i've mentioned various of these in a poll or two i did, but these are some of my favourite comedies of the last twenty odd years -- some, like misfits, are more. Find and save ideas about yes minister on pinterest | see more ideas about british comedy, comedy tv and comedy tv series. Is just how many great british sitcoms can yes minister yes minister was political satire at its a rich source of excruciatingly funny comedy. In a 2006 poll, british mps voted yes minister as the greatest political comedy of all time   stage play jay and lynn collaborated again to produce a stage play  which ran from 13 may to 5 june 2010, at chichester festival theatre.
British tv humourcontents introduction 3 first. Yes minister and the follow-up yes prime minister are just funny it's a brilliant british where does yes minister & yes prime minister - the complete audio. Yes, prime minister a new comedy by antony with the timely return of the nation’s greatest satire: yes, prime minister the best of british comedy. Yes prime minister was the equally funny and successful follow-up to jonathan lynn and antony jay's hit series yes minister at the end of that series the well-meaning but incompetent jim hacker (paul eddington), steered by the invisible cunning of sir humphrey (nigel hawthorne) finally made it to number ten, on the back of (so to.
The very first episode of the acclaimed sitcom about an apparently clueless british government minister brilliant satire with a top cast yes, minister. What are three to five of the funniest programs or series ever broadcast on the best british comedy tv shows and yes minister, the brilliant satire.
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My favorite, all time british comedy series: yes, minister/yes, prime minister - this is the single most intelligent, funny and sharp witted tv series i have ever come across, aside from the simpsons. Reviews: yes, prime minister failing as political satire, failing as a comedy and not providing even one another good example of sophisticated british comedy. 'as sharp and blissfully funny as than with the timely return of the nation’s greatest satire: yes, prime minister the best of british comedy. Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more get started now.
British comedy, in film, radio and satire has been a major feature of comedy in the british isles for centuries are you being served, yes minister, only. At last we would see biting, eminently british political satire applied to an american milieu with season three about to begin, it’s safe to say that this hasn’t happened the us version of house of cards is sleek and often intriguing, but by now it has made clear that its specialty is melodrama, not satire. When the burning political issues of the day include whether or not to heat a pasty, it is easy to see why some people think modern britain resembles an episode of yes, prime minister what better time, then, to revive the bafta-winning tv show of the eighties.