Girish Mahajan (Editor)

Arnold Robinson

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Portrayed by  John Nettleton
Title  Sir
First appearance  "Open Government"
Occupation  Cabinet Secretary
Played by  John Nettleton
TV show  Yes, Prime Minister
Arnold Robinson httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumb0
Last appearance  "The National Education Service"
Similar  Bernard Woolley, Frank Gordon, Dorothy Wainwright, Jim Hacker, Humphrey Appleby

Sir arnold robinson john nettleton gives advice on increasing wages

Sir Arnold Robinson GCMG CVO MA (Oxon) is a fictional character in the 1980s British sitcom Yes Minister and its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister. He was played by John Nettleton. He attended Eton College, then Baillie College with Sir Humphrey Appleby and shares the same views on the running of the country, the government and the Civil Service; indeed, his role is often to provide counsel to Sir Humphrey when the latter is encountering difficulties in defeating Jim Hacker. On occasion Sir Arnold obliquely warns Sir Humphrey that any failures in that endeavour could harm Sir Humphrey's own prospects for advancement, mirroring Sir Humphrey's own threats to his younger colleague Bernard Woolley.

In Yes Minister, Sir Arnold holds the position of Cabinet Secretary. In the last episode, "Party Games", he retires and is succeeded by Sir Humphrey Appleby, then Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Administrative Affairs.

In Yes, Prime Minister, while now retired from the Civil Service, he is often sought for advice by Sir Humphrey and, on one occasion, by Jim Hacker, when he suspects Sir Humphrey of being a spy (of which he is cleared), in "One of Us".


Arnold Robinson Wikipedia