Life And Life Only

Episode 30- The Miracle of Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister

June 20, 2022

Yes Minister, which later became Yes Prime Minister, was a BBC sitcom that ran from the late 1970s to the late 80s. On one level it was an extremely well-scripted and funny comedy, but it also offered a very profound and only slightly exaggerated look at the very interesting but also rather dark and slightly insane way in which we and our lives are governed by those at the top of the power game.

Indeed, it seems to get more and more relevant as time goes on, and this podcast explores the various levels of the show and the way in which its message seems to have been somewhat lost in the comedy aspect of it.

This is mostly a solo effort from Antony but there is a coda included which includes 'spiritual brother' of this podcast Julian Charles of 'The Mind Renewed'

 

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episode links

Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister basic details

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_Minister

Some classic clips of the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynGg8r0zfzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilSBK6D1oYY

Documentary about the show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRocvuyAMeI

'The Secret World of Whitehall' (The Real Sir Humphrey)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utDEkUWyQ8Y

The Thick of It (21st Century 'Yes Minister' with far more swearing!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpT0U-KDcXM

Julian Charles's website and our 'truth comedy' episode

https://themindrenewed.com/

https://themindrenewed.com/episodes/2014-15/608-ep016

 

 

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