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on 15 May 2012
This classic comedy gives an insight into just how difficult life at Westminster was for women MP's. The laughs are in the scripts with some great one-liners and very clever dialogues which leave you with a few interesting and uncomfortable thoughts of your own.

I wouldn't compare this with "Yes Minister" or its sequel at all. Entirely different! This is a comedy about a woman Labour MP starting out in politics in the very male dominated Halls of Westminster. There are no privileges, no excuses and not much in the way of staff and facilities. A woman MP needs her wits about her, eyes in the back of her head and a razor sharp mind to succeed. It all adds up to successful classic comedy!

I've also reviewed series 2 here on Amazon and I'm very much looking forward to the third and final series.

Don't miss this, it's a real gem from the archives.
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on 4 January 2013
I recently watched this for the first time since it was originally on tv.

I have to say that, in my humble opinion, the performances by George Baker, Garfield Morgan and Paul Young far outshone Penelope Keith's. Baker's laugh is so annoying that it is unforgetable, Morgan as the Labour whip was far too believeable and Paul Young was fantastically dry.

All in all this was an excellent series.

It is a pity that it was Network who released it. Virtually none of their DVDs have subtitles and it does make a difference.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 27 June 2013
Made by Thames Television and screening on ITV in early 1990, this six part series is a typical ITV sitcom from the era and is fit for the whole family to enjoy.
Penelope Keith stars as a newly installed Labour MP who adjusts to the Westminster world. The late George Baker (better known as Chief Inspector Wexford from the Ruth Rendell Mysteries) pops up as the longer serving Conservative MP. Jonathan Dow (who soon after would go onto a three years stint as PC Barry Stringer in Thames's long running police drama The Bill) pops up as Penelope's adviser.
No Job For a Lady lasted for three series and probably would have gone on for longer had Thames TV not lost their ITV franchise. I'm now looking forward to seeing series two.
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on 29 August 2013
This must have been a very low-cost production with practically all the action taking place in a highly unreal-looking and cramped lobby of the House of Commons. Not only that, but quite a few of the supporting roles are over-acted and fairly ridiculous, particularly Keith's opposite Member of the House who, thankfully, is replaced in the second season (by another character who is, unfortunately, only marginally better but, even so, a slight improvement). However, if you're a Penelope Keith fan, buy it and enjoy her usual stylish and amusing performance. The plots are good and there are some memorable moments.

I liked the policeman... He gets one of the stars and Penelope Keith the other three.
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on 20 February 2013
If you want to watch a comedy of political intrigue, stick to "Yes Minister/Prime Minister." Whereas one can't fault the acting of the principles in this series, it just doesn't cut it.
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on 7 December 2010
Received in excellent order and in a very short time. A great show and was interesting to watch whilst State Government elections were taking place in Victoria, Australia. Love anything Penelope Keith is in.
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on 6 March 2015
should have subtitles
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on 24 December 2015
Only watched the 1st two but it is good a great 80s sitcom
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on 2 August 2014
Loved it Loved it Loved it!!
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on 26 June 2012
The first as well as the second series do NOT contain subtitles - just in case you would like to know.
(= 20 words long)
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