Even though politics does not feature in IELTS ‘Yes, Minister’ and its follow up ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ are gems of British comedy. Sir Humphrey Appleby’s wonderful rants and turn of phrases, which won the actor Nigel Hawthorne 4 BAFTA’s, are a masterclass in the use of the English language (if your able to follow what he says).
The most eerie thing about Yes (Prime) Minister is that even though it was made during the 1980’s a lot of the politics, scandals, ways of worming out of embarassing situations by modern day politicians are still actual today. The only thing that gives an indication that this series is ‘old’ is the absence of laptops, Ipads phablets and other smartphones.
Complete box set (£25.49): http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Complete-Yes-Minister-Prime/dp/B000HXDM0U