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Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 3: The Smoke Screen

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The health minister wants to abolish smoking using prohibitive taxation, losing the Treasury £4bn revenue. Jim sees how he can use this to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts. Show less


James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary:
John Barron
Dr Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS:
Clive Merrison
Sir Frank Gordon - Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport:
Bill Wallis
Gerald - Chairman, British Tobacco Group:
Brian Hawksley
Antony Jay

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