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Yes Minister (1980)
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed the events of the premiership of Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous PM.
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, realistic, witty, suspense, talky, cynical, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: satire, politics, secretary, government official, workplace situations, politician, british politics, minister, state affairs, boss and employee, power relations, political intrigue, manipulation, dimwit, workplace, dishonesty, british government, political humor, career, family relations, office, trick, civil servant, bureaucracy, political party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and sitcom films and TV series with plots about workplace, satire, workplace situations, british humour, politics, power relations and media mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Yes Minister: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), The Thick of It (2005), Veep (2012), The New Statesman (1987), Utopia (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, biting, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, british prime minister, prime minister, government, power relations, dimwit, staff, government official, responsibility, secretary, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: sitcom, cynical, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: politics, satire, state affairs, workplace, politician, society, government official, political intrigue, workplace situations, political satire, stupidity, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
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Veep (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: A look into American politics, revolving around former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: politics, mishap, vice president, political satire, politician, state affairs, ambitious woman, reporter, government official, assistant, boss, senator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: satire, politics, greed, workplace romance, workplace situations, suburbs, media satire, tv show, workplace intrigue, suburban life, campaign, media ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, northern england, london
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: political satire, workplace, workplace situations, disorder, office, workplace humor, bureaucracy, satire, government agency, politics, incompetence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty Twelve is a BBC television comedy series written and directed by John Morton. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Amelia Bullmore, the programme is a spoof on-location documentary following the organisation of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: satire, workplace situations, nothing goes right, secretary, disorder, power relations, boss and employee, team, olympics, boss, workplace, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe as they bring the popular and satirical Radio 4 comedy Absolute Power to BBC Two. Stephen as Prentiss and John as McCabe are an unscrupulous pair who run the blue chip ...
Style: sitcom, witty, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: media, scandal, workplace, manipulation, satire, celebrity, showbiz, workplace situations, media satire, celebrity culture, cover up, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', he gets his old job back and finds nothing has ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: midlife crisis, workplace, faked death, suburbs, satire, starting over, dishonesty, hopes, hidden identity, unfulfillment, character on the edge, dull life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: butler, servant, master and servant, boss and employee, aristocracy, bachelor, rich and poor, domestic servant, valet, society, mishap, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
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Dead Ringers (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two. The programme was devised by producer Bill Dare and developed with Jon Holmes, Andy Hurst and Simon Blackwell. It starred Jon ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, cynical, witty ...
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Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: sitcom, suspense, witty, biting, not serious ...
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The Brink (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Porterhouse Blue (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: In late-'80s Britain, Porterhouse College Cambridge is an anachronism, its students uniformly male and (in the vast number of cases) privately educated. When the incumbent Master dies (from a stroke brought on by overeating) the government ...
Style: cynical, thought provoking, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
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Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Are You Being Served? (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Parks and Recreation (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Hilarious ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun.
Style: sitcom, talky, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
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Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: writer's life, best friends, lifestyle, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, dull life, boss and employee, office, supportive coworker, singleness, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Attention, comedy fans: NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS is the real thing. This is scathing, no-holds-barred Brit humor at its best. Rapid-fire skits starring Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) are as politically incorrect as they are side-bustingly funny, ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Darkly comic series about life on a hospital ward and a nursing team who have to get on with the job despite challenges thrown up by the modern NHS.
Style: sitcom, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: sitcom, suspense, biting, cynical, semi serious ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs programmes, broadcast in 1994, and created by the comedians Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris. It is an adaptation of the radio programme On the Hour, which was broadcast on BBC ...
Style: parody, cynical, biting, suspense, not serious ...
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Saxondale (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Steve Coogan plays Tommy Saxondale: an ex-roadie with anger management issues and a pest-control business. Tommy is a little arrogant, a little egotistical and feels the world owes him more respect than it typically shows him. He has an assistant ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
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WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
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Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe is a British television review programme created and presented by Charlie Brooker. It is the most recent addition to Brooker's Wipe series, and the first to be broadcast in HD. The programme is an amalgam of ...
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Chef! (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Chef! is a British situation comedy starring Lenny Henry that aired as twenty episodes over three series from 1993 to 1996 on the BBC. The show was created and primarily written by Peter Tilbury based on an idea from Lenny Henry and produced for the ...
Style: sitcom, cynical, realistic, not serious, witty ...
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Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.
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Steptoe and Son (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
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