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Trivia: Yes, Minister
  • Actor-Shared Background: Hacker, Sir Humphrey, and Bernard share birth dates (and dates of death where applicable) with the actors who portrayed them.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: The caricatures and Title Drop in the opening credits were created by Gerald Scarfe, whose style you might recognize from a certain rock & roll album.
    • Recurring character Sir Ian Whitchurch (or Whitworth) was played by John Barron, who played CJ in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.
    • Another recurring character, Sir Desmond Glazebrook, is played by Richard Vernon, who is probably better remembered these days as the original Slartibartfast.
    • The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
    • Sarah Harrison is (depending on your fanbase) either Miss Minchin in A Little Princess or Ahme from Help!.
    • Commander Forrest of Special Branch was played by Graeme Garden.
    • In the 2013 series, the Deputy Prime Minister is Hagrid.
  • Throw It In: The moment in "The Official Visit" where Bernard's briefcase falls open and lets his files spill out on the station platform was unscripted — in fact, Derek Fowlds actually said "oh, shit!" when it happened, which somehow made it into the finished episode (probably because it was only just audible over the noise of the trains).

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