Star TV, BBC pact on ‘Minister’ skein

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Rupert Murdoch backed Star TV and the BBC are producing a local version of the British satirical series “Yes Minister.”

The program will be aired in India on Star Plus channel early next year.

The series and its sequel “Ji Pradhan Mantriji” (Yes Prime Minister) are turning out to be the most expensive series to be produced in India. The series stars Farooque Sheikh and Jayant Kripalani in key roles.

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