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Political satire is at its sharpest in these four classic capers from the corridors of power. In 'Open Government', the newly-appointed Minister for Administrative Affairs, the Rt. Hon. James Hacker, meets his machiavellian Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey, who persuades him that good government is not always open government. 'Big Brother' finds Hacker seeking support from the opposition in order to overcome the opposition of his support. Hacker and Humphrey battle it out over Hacker's proposal to restrict civil-servant access to a powerful information database. 'The Economy Drive' sees Jim Hacker on a quest to trim government waste by implementing an economy drive that ends up driving him out into the rain and straight into Sir Humphrey's hands. And in 'The Writing on the Wall', the craze for cutbacks strikes too close to home when the office of Administrative Affairs is placed on the chopping block. Sir Humphrey has never been more needed...

2 CDs. 1 hr 54 mins.


Antony Jay is a British writer, broadcaster and director. He joined the BBC in 1955 and worked in the television current affairs and Talks departments. In 1980 he co-created Yes Minister with Jonathan Lynn, and the pair went on to write two series of the sitcom, followed by two series of Yes Prime Minister and a successful stage adaptation. Jonathan Lynn is a British writer, film director and actor. At Cambridge he joined the Footlights Club and went on to become an actor, appearing in the West End and in TV sitcoms including Doctor In The House and The Liver Birds. Among his directing credits are the films Nuns on the Run, My Cousin Vinny, Sgt Bilko and Clue.