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Zavvi are now recieving deliveries of Entertainment UK's stock, Majority of the stock is BBC dvds.

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Yes Minister series 1:
The first series of the elegant sitcom-cum-farce-cum-sophisticated political satire Yes Minister, sets off Paul Eddington's Jim Hacker, Minister for Administrative Affairs, against Nigel Hawthorne's discreetly obstructive civil servant Sir Humphrey. It features the pilot episode, 'Open Government', curious in that it contains different and distinctly inferior opening and closing credits to the rest of the series. You also sense that Mrs Hacker was originally intended to have a larger role, with comedy focussing on the clash between political and domestic commitments, until the writers wisely decided to focus on the stand-off between Jim and Sir Humphrey, with Derek Fowlds' mousy private secretary Bernard making occasional interjections. While Sir Humphrey is at times a little too sinister for sitcom consumption, all the classic features quickly show up. Hacker's occasional Churchillian bombast, followed by panicky blank double-takes when flummoxed, Sir Humphrey's unflappable verbosity as he brings the dead weight of civil service bureaucracy to bear against Hacker's naively optimistic schemes for open government, Quangos and slashing red tape in episodes like 'The Economy Drive'. Ironic, that when this was first screened in the 80s, it was during the rampages of early Thatcherism in which Government had never been less like the ineffectual politicking satirised here. --David Stubbs

Yes Prime Minister series 2:
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's superb sitcom Yes Prime Minister entered 10 Downing Street with Jim Hacker now Prime Minister of Britain, following a campaign to 'Save the British Sausage'. Whether tackling defence ('The Grand Design'), local government ('Power to the People') or the National Education Service, all of Jim Hacker's bold plans for reform generally come to nothing, thanks to the machinations of Nigel Hawthorne's complacent Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey (Jeeves to Hacker's Wooster) who opposes any action of any sort on the part of the PM altogether. This is usually achieved by discreet horse-trading. In 'One of Us', for instance, Hacker relents from implementing defence cuts when he is presented with the embarrassingly large bill he ran up in a vote-catching mission to rescue a stray dog on an army firing range. Only in 'The Tangled Web', the final episode of Series 2, does the PM at last turn the tables on Sir Humphrey. Paul Eddington is a joy as Hacker, whether in mock-Churchillian mode or visibly cowering whenever he is congratulated on a "courageous" idea. Jay and Lynn's script, meanwhile, is a dazzlingly Byzantine exercise in wordplay, wittily reflecting the verbiage-to-substance ratio of politics. Ironically, Yes Prime Minister is an accurate depiction of practically all political eras except its own, the 1980s, when Thatcher successfully carried out a radical programme regardless of harrumphing senior civil servants. --David Stubbs

DVD Description
This complete collection includes every episode of the hugely popular political satire Yes Minister series 1 3 (which first aired in 1980 on BBC 2) along with each episode in the subsequent two series of Yes Prime Minister (which aired from 1986).

Meet the bewildered Rt Hon James Hacker, his scheming and equivocating Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby and of course, Bernard, the piggy-in-the middle, on their fraught journey through the corridors of power. Easily the sharpest political comedy every written, with clandestine help from real civil servants, and satire that bites so close to home it sometimes seems more like a documentary. This does the impossible: it makes politics not just fun but hilariously funny.

Synopsis
Featuring the every episode from both Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister , which ran for five and two series, respectively.

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#1
Nice post - loved this comedy. Great deal. Heat added. :-)
#2
Love it, love it, love it!
Heat & Rep, many thanks
#3
noticed today that Zavvi at Glasgow fort has been taken over by HMV.

Went in there today. All deals are off for now. Blu-rays are priced at astronomical rates. Saw the simpsons movie in there today for £29. I really hope they go out of business. Sickening prices when it only cost them pennies to buy them..

Anyway, sorry for offtrack. good deal! heat added
#4
Great price, if anyone its out of stock in zavvi then its only £17.99 on play.com

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/1126217/The-Complete-Yes-Minister-Yes-Prime-Minister-Collector-Box-Set/Product.html?c
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VillaGoMarching.........you're gonna get LOTS of hot votes from BlueNoses/WBA/Coventry aint you?

Anyway, I like Villa, we usually beat you, so have some heat for a good deal/post
#6
hippyharry
noticed today that Zavvi at Glasgow fort has been taken over by HMV.

Went in there today. All deals are off for now. Blu-rays are priced at astronomical rates. Saw the simpsons movie in there today for £29. I really hope they go out of business. Sickening prices when it only cost them pennies to buy them..

Anyway, sorry for offtrack. good deal! heat added


Thats HMV for you.
#7
andywedge
VillaGoMarching.........you're gonna get LOTS of hot votes from BlueNoses/WBA/Coventry aint you?

Anyway, I like Villa, we usually beat you, so have some heat for a good deal/post


LOL, your not a man united fan are you? we never turn against them, like ever. We might aswell cancal the fixture and just hand over the points.

Odd you mention Cov fans, i never really count them as rivals, i'd say wolves and walsall are far more revered than Coventry.

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