The following comments reflect the balance of opinion we have
received so far:
There are many reasons why this is simply the best sitcom of
all time, but one of them is that with each new era Yes Minister/Prime
Minister seems more relevant than it ever was. It would also
be interesting to find out if British people still base their perceptions
of real-life politicians on these fictional templates.
- Liam, Britain
Not even Fawlty Towers is still as relevant today as YM !
- David P., England
Yes Minister is as funny as the rest, but it stands out because
it teaches you a lot about an actual situation rather than one that
springs from the mind of a writer. It actually makes you understand
politics and the civil service - as far as a mortal being can.
- Wim H., Netherlands
Yes Minister is an absolute classic and a real jewel in the
long list of great BBC comedy programmes. The element of reality
gives it an edge that the other series simply cannot deliver.
- Michael, Hong Kong
Yes Minister is brilliant: beautifully written and wonderfully
acted by an outstanding cast. It tells the truth about the fundamental
dishonesty of politicians and the "Establishment". And
it is very very funny! A great sitcom but not quite up to the standard
of Fawlty Towers.
- Steve K., UK
Unsurpassed,intelligent,dry,hilarious. Bring it back. Current
comedy is drivel for 9 year olds !!
- Linda K., Scotland
Though it is recognised by officials that it is the best sitcom,
it has not been officialy elected or it would have been officialy
recorded by the officials, so while many officials officialy know
that is unofficialy the best without our votes, the officials cannot
officialy record that it is officialy the best. But it is and it
- Andrew, England