Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister (2006) Great Britain
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Studio:2 Entertain Video
Writer:Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
Rating:4.5 (7 votes)
Rated:Parental Guidance
Date Added:2008-10-21
Purchased On:2008-10-20
Picture Format:Academy Ratio
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 1.0
Features:Box set
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Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn  ...  (Writer)
Nigel Hawthorne  ...  
Paul Eddington  ...  
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Summary: The Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister series are some of the finest television ever to have come out of the BBC. Gently satirical comedy of the very highest order and, while some of the material might now be considered a little dated, this will remain a classic for decades to come. Armando Iannucci's too-clever-by-half The Thick of It attempts to cover similar territory from a 21st-century perspective and is nowhere near as successful (in this reviewer's opinion).

What a shame, therefore, that this long-awaited complete boxset is such a feeble offering. Not only are there NO extras - and no literature - but this is just a new box around the original five series' DVDs and, for some unfathomable reason, Yes Prime Minister Series 1 is presented as one double-sided DVD, so that the whole doesn't have a coherent feel to it.

Frankly, one would be better off buying Yes Minister and the two individual YPM boxes from HMV online, without worrying about the so-called "Collector's Boxset" packaging. HMV have the individual components of the boxset retailing at a considerable discount on their own or even the cheapest Amazon boxset price.

None of which criticisms reflect on the brilliance of the scripts or performances. A classic for as long as television lasts.