History Trivia / YesMinister

11th Jun '16 10:55:38 PM PaulA
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** Recurring character Sir Ian Whitchurch (or Whitworth) was played by John Barron, who played CJ in ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin''.
** Another recurring character, Sir Desmond Glazebrook, is played by Richard Vernon, who is probably better remembered these days as the original [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]].
** The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is [[Series/DoctorWho Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart]].
** Sarah Harrison is (depending on your fanbase) either Miss Minchin in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' or Ahme from ''{{Film/Help}}''.
** Commander Forrest of Special Branch was played by [[Series/TheGoodies Graeme Garden]].
** In the 2013 series, the Deputy Prime Minister is [[Film/HarryPotter Hagrid]].
11th Jun '16 10:54:22 PM PaulA
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Or in this case, as writer Jonathan Lynn reports putting in the margins of scripts, "Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to". Paul Eddington, who played Hacker, had an amazing ability to convey the same sense a line was intended to give with an expression. One particularly good example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI 1:10 to 1:30 or so in this clip.]]



* WagTheDirector: Paul Eddington, a firm believer in nuclear disarmament, once convinced the writers to rework the script of a ''Yes, Prime Minister'' episode that he believed was rather too flippant about NuclearWar.

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* WagTheDirector: HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Or in this case, as writer Jonathan Lynn reports putting in the margins of scripts, "Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to". Paul Eddington, a firm believer in nuclear disarmament, once convinced who played Hacker, had an amazing ability to convey the writers to rework the script of same sense a ''Yes, Prime Minister'' episode that he believed line was rather too flippant about NuclearWar.intended to give with an expression. One particularly good example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI 1:10 to 1:30 or so in this clip.]]


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* WagTheDirector: Paul Eddington, a firm believer in nuclear disarmament, once convinced the writers to rework the script of a ''Yes, Prime Minister'' episode that he believed was rather too flippant about NuclearWar.
11th Jun '16 10:53:34 PM PaulA
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** Jim Hacker's previous role was Shadow Minister for Agriculture. In ''TheGoodLife'' Eddington plays the neighbour of a man who has decided to grow all his own food in the garden.

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** Jim Hacker's previous role was Shadow Minister for Agriculture. In ''TheGoodLife'' ''Series/TheGoodLife'' Eddington plays the neighbour of a man who has decided to grow all his own food in the garden.
11th Jun '16 3:44:44 PM penrithguy
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** Jim Hacker's previous role was Shadow Minister for Agriculture. In ''TheGoodLife'' Eddington plays a man who has decided to grow all his own food in the garden.

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** Jim Hacker's previous role was Shadow Minister for Agriculture. In ''TheGoodLife'' Eddington plays the neighbour of a man who has decided to grow all his own food in the garden.
2nd Apr '16 8:13:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jim Hacker is also [[Series/TheGoodLife Jerry Leadbetter]].
** The caricatures and TitleDrop in the opening credits were created by Gerald Scarfe, whose style you might recognize from [[TheWall a certain rock & roll album]].
6th Feb '16 5:02:06 PM arkady
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* CastingGag: Michael Aldridge (who'd played the head of [=MI6=] in ''Series/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'') as the head of [=MI5=]. Both stories involve the revelation that a senior member of British Intelligence was a Russian mole.

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* CastingGag: CastingGag:
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Michael Aldridge (who'd played the head of [=MI6=] in ''Series/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'') as the head of [=MI5=]. Both stories involve the revelation that a senior member of British Intelligence was a Russian mole.mole.
** Jim Hacker's previous role was Shadow Minister for Agriculture. In ''TheGoodLife'' Eddington plays a man who has decided to grow all his own food in the garden.
22nd Oct '15 9:33:02 PM PaulA
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* CastingGag: Michael Aldridge (who'd played the head of [=MI6=] in ''Series/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'') as the head of [=MI5=]. Both stories involve the revelation that a senior member of British Intelligence was a Russian mole.
11th May '15 8:57:21 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Not surprising; Derek always said "shit" every time he goofed.

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** Not surprising; Derek always said "shit" every time he goofed.goofed.
* WrittenInInfirmity: In ''Yes, Prime Minister'' you might notice that in the later episodes especially, Jim Hacker spends much of the show sitting still behind his desk or in his armchair at home. This is because at the time of filming Paul Eddington was in the early stages of the T cell lymphoma that eventually killed him, and the episodes were written to be as comfortable for him to perform as possible.
23rd Apr '15 4:29:51 PM tenryufan
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Or in this case, as writer Jonathan Lynn reports putting in the margins of scripts, "Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to". Paul Eddington, who played Hacker, had an amazing ability to convey the same sense a line was intended to give with an expression. One particularly good example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI 1:10 to 1:30 or so in this clip.]]


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* WagTheDirector: Paul Eddington, a firm believer in nuclear disarmament, once convinced the writers to rework the script of a ''Yes, Prime Minister'' episode that he believed was rather too flippant about NuclearWar.
3rd Feb '15 7:01:21 AM TheLyniezian
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** Jim Hacker is also [Series/TheGoodLife Jerry Leadbetter]].

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** Jim Hacker is also [Series/TheGoodLife [[Series/TheGoodLife Jerry Leadbetter]].
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