Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister



Date: Sat, 24 Jun 1995
Personal_Name: Charlene Blair,
Subject: Good Page

Hey, good to see some cool info on one of my very favorite shows. Never missed an episode when I lived in Texas but now that I have moved to Ohio I don't get the show at all:( Would like to see an update on the actors if possible. But anyway, keep up the good work! Encore. Encore.

Date: Wed, 05 Sep 56
From Mikko Suhonen
Subject: (no subject)


I just read your home-page for "Yes, Prime minister" and I thought you might know a lot about the earlier "Yes, minister" series as well.

I have been trying to get me on video the episodes of this earlier series. I already have all the 16 episodes of YPM. Do you know, where I could get them? BBC released the first 7 episodes on video last year, and I bought them. Have you heard if and when the BBC is going to release the rest of the episodes?

I think these pages are great. All the best for the future!

Mikko Suhonen

Reply: If anyone can help out here, please me.

Date: Fri, 30 Jun 95
From: AJ Smith ()
Subject: Yes to Yes, Minister

Just a note to say that Yes, Minister (+ Prime) series is/are the best comedy television program ever. I live in New York State but my parents are British, so it's not all that bad.

Let's get the Web page going!

thanx. aj

Date: Sat, 8 Jul 1995
Subject: Good Luck!

Just though I'd wish you good luck with this section. I've been a Yes Minister/Prime Minister fan for years now, and I'm glad that there are other who enjoy it as much as I do. I'll be checking in every so often to see what new.

Best Wishes,

Gerry Dong
Sherman Oaks, CA USA

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995
From Shawn ()
Subject: Yes Prime Minister home page


I was just looking around, and I found your homepage todayt, good idea!

Although there was one thing that I was hoping to find on it

A quote file for Yes Prime Minister

I do not know if one exists but if one does then it would be a great idea, or at least I think it would be a great idea, I like quote files

Reply: Again, if anyone can help, please, me.

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 96
From Michael Sessums
Subject: pagey thingy

Howdy, from Texas!

This is a very commendable page to have concerning such a magnificient series and for that much could be considered magnanamous. Don't you think?


(Ah, er...great subject and keep up the good work!)

-- Mike

Date: Sun, 23 Jul 95
From Stan Zegel
Subject: YPM

Tbank you for maintaining the PM/YPM files. It is one of my favorite comedies. I have the 3 script books and enjoy use them as a political textbook.

(1) Were there only 2 seasons of YPM?

(2) Can you post something on the authors and their backgrounds?

Thanx, Stan

Reply: Yes there were, and I may well do :)

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95
From: Rob Saltstone ()
Subject: Wooley Character

Just a note: I am pretty sure that Bernard Wooley read Classics, not English. (He tells us this in an episode - I can't recall which.)

Appreciate the page and I will be back. Maybe as well as GIFs you can get WAV or AU (sound) files?

Reply: Well, he actually said that Humphrey read Classics (it was A Real Partnership). I hope to do some sound bites when I get the equipment to do them with....

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 95
From Stan Kaufman
Subject: Paul Eddington

I believe he was in the "Dance of the Dead" episode of _The Prisoner_.

Great actor.

Nice Web site!

Reply: *Goes to edit page....*

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 02:45:28
Subject: Bernard Woolley

Hi again.

Bernard Woolley was at Cambridge not Oxford.

Source: "Doing the Honours" at page 230 of _The Complete Yes Minister_.

Sir Arnold Robinson was at Oxford (Baillie College), as revealed in that same episode where he speaks to Humphrey of "_our_ old college" (emphasis added).

Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems Cleveland, Ohio USA

Reply: Well, in 'The Tangled Web', Bernard gains the tape from the producer because "we were at Oxford together", if it says otherwise in the book, then the TV version is taken to be the authority, but thanks anyway :)
As for the info about Sir Arnold, I know he was at Baillie, and when I get round to doing profiles of any vaguely major characters (not just the main three), it will be mentioned.

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 17:31:19
Subject: your yes minister site

Loved your site. I hope you will continue to add more about yes, minister and yes, prime minister. It never really caught on in the U.S. (probably because people here don't understand satire all that well). I'm a big fan of the show and will continue to "surf" past your site in hopes of more fun.


carolyn hamby

Date: Fri, 29 Sep 95
From: robert rush
Subject: (no subject)

Just a quick hello from Down-Under, with a big congratulation's on the "Yes Prime Minister" page, keep up the good work! I do like the earlier suggestion of a "quotes" page, but it sounds like your keeping yourself busy enough as it is, GOOD STUFF!

Date: Fri, 22 Mar 96 10:47 GMT
From: (Ezequiel Di Paolo)
Subject: Sir Humphrey's LONGEST sentence


I was looking at your Yes, Prime Minister quotations page, and found it very funny. Hope you will be able to include some pictures and scripts in the future.

(Large quote removed and posted in quotes page)


Ezequiel A. Di Paolo

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 14:11:38
From: (Sir Arnold)
Subject: Yes, PM. As you may have guessed from the name in the headers, I am a big fan of both series. Congratulations on an excellent Webpage. But now I've got to go...
Yours, etc.
Sir Arnold Robinson
(yes, by an amazing coincindence it is my name.)

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 96 10:22:02
From: (Nihal Jeevan Godambe)
Subject: great work

This is the Funniest series I've ever watched......

I watched the yes minister and yes PM series ages ago when they were broadcast in India..and I can still laugh at the same old jokes.

None of the american commecies are in the same catagory.

btw by the way, I was wondering what the actors are up to these days, any idea????

Keep up the great work..and try and add more quotes & caricatur

Reply: Anyone know?

Date: Tue 30/4/96 23:02
From: Chuck Locurto ()

Love the site.

The show is one of wife's and my favorites.

We met while living in London and fell in love with each other, and with the series at roughly the same time.

Date: Thu, 06 Jun 96 23:19:24 EDT
From: Sam ()
Subject: YPM and YM

Hello there!

I just visited your YPM web site -- WONDERFUL!

Date: Tue, 28 Jan 97 01:32:54 -0800
From: Martin James Mckee ()
Subject: Well done

Never mind about "Auntie" making you remove your pictures, still a rewarding site to visit, & I will do so again. Keep up the good work.