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Yes Minister named top political comedy

Yes Minister is greatest political comedy of all time – according to MPs.

The 26-year-old BBC series about the inner workings of the Department for Administrative Affairs Minister topped a poll of politicians for a Channel 4 run-down programme.

Little Britain made the top ten – even though its only ‘political’ content is David Walliams’s infatuated Prime Ministerial aide Sebastian – while acclaimed satire The Thick Of It failed to make the cut.

The top ten were:

  1. Yes Minister
  2. Spitting Image
  3. Bremner, Bird and Fortune
  4. Drop the Dead Donkey
  5. Have I Got News For You
  6. Little Britain
  7. That Was The Week That Was
  8. The New Statesman
  9. Not the Nine O'Clock News
  10. Dead Ringers
  11. The 30 Greatest Political Comedies goes out on More 4 at 9pm tonight.

    Published: 11 Dec 2006

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