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Yes Minister (1980)
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, clever, biting, realistic, cynical, witty, talky, semi serious
Plot: politics, satire, secretary, politician, minister, workplace situations, manipulations, political intrigue, dishonesty, boss and employee, dimwit, workplace, government official, state affairs, power relations, parody, career, office, strategy, bureaucracy, member of parliament, civil servant, social satire, united kingdom, bureaucrat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, sitcom and witty films and TV series with plots about workplace, satire, workplace situations, british humour, politics, power relations and disorder mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Yes Minister: Yes, Prime Minister (1986), The Thick of It (2005), Utopia (2014), The New Statesman (1987), Veep (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, humorous, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: satire, politics, government, prime minister, workplace, staff, head of state, state affairs, responsibility, secretary, dimwit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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.
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
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, biting
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The New Statesman (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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 ...
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Duration: 28 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Absolute Power (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
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, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: media, workplace, satire, celebrity, power of media, manipulations, media satire, workplace situations, celebrity culture, campaign, showbiz, cover up ...
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Duration: 55 min.
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