Yes Minister The RE-  Generation?

Sorry we couldn’t resist.  Often described as the 21st century’s answer to Yes Minister, The Thick Of It, is the comedy TV series that saturises the inner workings of British Politics.

Originally aired on BBC Four for the the first two series and specials jumoing accross to BBC Two for the final two series.  Four series were made totaling 24 episodes and 2 special hour-long episodes to coincide with Christmas and Gorden Brown’s appointment as Prime Minister.

Peter Capaldi who plays Malcom Tucker would go on to play the twelth incarnation of Doctor Who.

Summary

The plot centres on the fictitious Department of Social Affairs and Citizenship (“DoSAC” – previously the Department of Social Affairs, or “DSA”, prior to the reshuffle of episode five), which supposedly came out of the Prime Minister’s passing enthusiasm for “joined-up government”. Thus, it acts as a “Super Department” overseeing many others, which enables different political themes to be dealt with in the programme, similar to the Department for Administrative Affairs in Yes Minister.

Clips

Warning Contains Strong Language

Cast

Chris Langham
Peter Capaldi
Rebecca Front
Chris Addison
Joanna Scanlon
James Smith
Polly Kemp

Details

Created By: Armando Iannucci
Produced By: Adam Tandy
Channel: BBC4 (Series1, 2 and specials), BBC2/BBC HD (Series 3)
Original Run: 19th May 2005 –  27 thOctober 2012

 

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