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The BBC Strikes Again

Yes, Minister

     
12:46 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You Brits need to warn me about this stuff.

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The funniest show I've seen in a very long time.
1:08 pm on June 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That was a BBC documentary series that began in the Thatcher years.
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Not a documentary - a sitcom... and it's hilarious!
4:43 pm on June 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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:) I forgot my irony tags :) if you'd known the Thatcher years in the UK ..you'd know why I said it..the writers of Yes Minister were having many a sly dig at the Thatcher government of the time, and civil servants in general in their scripts.

If you like that, also look out for "the young ones" and Blackadder"..
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That was a BBC documentary series that began in the Thatcher years.

<fe>Thatcher years? Really? I always thought of it as timeless, as was its “Yes, Prime Minister” follow-up.</fe>
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A man of the classics eh Jake ;)

We brits are brilliant at the satirical stuff. Something other continents just haven't been able to zone in on for some reason. We're subtle, make you think. That really works in satire. *Especially* political satire.
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<sarcasm>Yep, that one was subtle.</sarcasm>

About as subtle as The New Statesman (with Alan B'Stard)
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Black Adder is another amazing comefy to search for, and I think the BBC had something to do with Only Fools and Horses, but I may be wrong about that. Both worth searching for on YouTube.
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If you liked Yes Minister, you'll love its follow up, Yes Prime Minister. They are timeless classics.
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If you like Yes Minister , the best thing that was on UK TV for years, you might like .. House of Cards [bbc.co.uk ] the darker side of UK politics - although as usual real life is often more amusing/darker

On the other hand you could also try "The Good Life " :)
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You might think that but I could not possibly comment
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agree on House of Cards - have just watched it again on dvd - very good.
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Just ordered the trilogy from a well known DVD rental site - must watch again
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A lot of it is based on real incidents. The book about government waste in "A question of Loyalty" is based on one that really exists.