The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914: Context (HIH3217)

30 credits

This module uses the hit BBC comedies Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister as a window on to the world of British government. The programmes were based to a considerable extent on insider information, and the course will explore some of the real life counterparts to things that happened in the series. The module will also show how Yes, Minister relates to other fictional representations of British politics. If you want to understand how Britain has been governed over the last century, this is the course for you.  Students on this course must also take the co-requisite module ‘The Yes, Minister files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914: Sources’. Possession of a sense of humour is recommended but is not essential.