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Christmas special of the political comedy, first shown in 1984, in which Jim Hacker becomes the surprise favourite to get the job of prime minister when the current incumbent at number 10 announces plans to retire. TV remakes: page 24


Jim Hacker

Director John T Davis follows fellow Belfast native artist
Noel Murphy as he completes a commission to paint all 108 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly over a six-month period. Showing as part of the Storyville strand. (5)


John T Davis
Noel Murphy

the Story of the Broadcast Ban: Time Shift reveals the impact of the ban on the voices of the leaders of Sinn Fein from being heard on television, an act introduced by Margaret Thatcher 's Conservative government


Introduced By:
Margaret Thatcher

BBC Four

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BBC Four reflects arts, music and culture with an ambitious range of intellectually and culturally enriching programmes, taking an expert and in-depth approach to its subjects.

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