Книга: Graham McCahn «A Very Courageous Decision: The Inside Story of Yes Minister»

A Very Courageous Decision: The Inside Story of Yes Minister

The behind-the-scenes story of one of the most successful and admired sitcoms of the 1980s. In 1977 the BBC commissioned a new satirical sitcom set in Whitehall. Production of its first series was stalled, however, by the death throes of Jim Callaghan's Labour government and the "Winter of Discontent" ; Auntie being unwilling to broadcast such an overtly political comedy until after the general election of 1979. That Yes Minister should have been delayed by the very events that helped bring Margaret Thatcher to power is, perhaps, fitting. Over three series from 1980 - and two more as Yes, Prime Minister until 1988 - the show mercilessly lampooned the vanity, self-interest and incompetence of our so-called public servants, making its hapless minister Jim Hacker and his scheming Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey two of the most memorable characters British comedy has ever produced. The new prime minister professed it her favourite television programme - a 'textbook' on the State...

Издательство: "Aurum Press" (2014)

Формат: 160x245, 392 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-78131-189-9

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