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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 Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Political sitcom. Jim sees how he can use the health minister's desire to abolish smoking through taxation to stop Treasury opposition to his plans for tax cuts. Show more

Contributors

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
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 6: A Victory for Democracy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about a beleaguered PM. Jim Hacker begins to wonder whether the government runs the Foreign Office, or vice versa.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Foreign Secretary:
Ronald Hines
Sir Richard Wharton:
Donald Pickering
Israeli Ambassador:
David de Keyser
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: The Key

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic sitcom about beleaguered prime minister Jim Hacker. Dorothy Wainwright, the PM's political advisor, tells Jim that he is letting Humphrey become too dominant. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Frank Gordon, Permanent Secretary of the Treasury:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Policeman:
Victor Winding
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 5: A Real Partnership

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. The government runs into a financial crisis just as MPs are due for a pay rise.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 7: The Bishop's Gambit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political comedy. Jim must recommend the appointment of bishops to the Queen but is not keen on the two offered by the Church.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleton:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
The Bursar of Ballie College:
William Fox
Peter Harding:
Ronnie Stevens
Sir Richard Wharton:
Donald Pickering
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 8: One of Us

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic comedy in which minister Jim Hacker finds himself transported to Number 10. The papers of a recently deceased head of MI5 show that he was once spying for Russia. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Geoffrey, Director General of MI5:
Michael Aldridge
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 1: Man Overboard

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Sitcom. Sir Humphrey must stop Jim supporting a plan to move armed service jobs from the south to the north east to ease unemployment. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Stanley Dudley, Employment Secretary:
Michael Byrne
Guy Howard, Chief of Defence Staff:
Frederick Treves
Chief Whip:
Peter Cartwright
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 2: Official Secrets

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. When Jim Hacker's predecessor decides to publish his memoirs, the PM tries to suppress a chapter in which he appears unfavourably. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Derek Burnham:
Dennis Lill
Solicitor General:
Jeffry Wickham
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 3: A Diplomatic Incident

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. When Jim Hacker discovers the French are planning some dirty tricks to get political advantage, the PM turns the tables on them.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
French Ambassador:
Christopher Benjamin
Police Commissioner:
Nicholas Courtney
US Vice-President:
Bill Bailey
Peter Gascoigne:
Robert East
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 4: A Conflict of Interest

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. When a scandal breaks in the City, Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey cannot agree on who should be the new governor of the Bank of England.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook:
Richard Vernon
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Sir Frank Gordon:
Peter Cellier
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 5: Power to the People

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. Jim Hacker meets a local councillor who has radical ideas about local government. The PM likes what he hears, unlike Sir Humphrey.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleton:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Professor Marriott:
Jonathan Adams
Agnes Moorhouse:
Gwen Taylor
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 6: The Patron of the Arts

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. Jim Hacker faces embarrassment when Sir Humphrey tells a bigwig friend in the arts that the government is planning to cut grants. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Simon Monk:
John Bird
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 7: The National Education Service

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Hacker decides to abolish the Department of Education and Science to save money, giving cash directly to schools. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Neil, The Party Chairman:
Jerome Willis
Chief Whip:
Peter Cartwright
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 2

Episode 8: The Tangled Web

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Classic sitcom. MPs have been complaining about their phones being tapped. Jim Hacker naturally denies this, only to be told by Sir Humphrey that it is in fact true. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleton:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Dorothy Wainwright:
Deborah Norton
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 1: The Grand Design

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. Jim Hacker considers cancelling the Trident programme after discovering some interesting facts about the UK's defence system.

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Chief of Defence Staff:
Frederick Treves
Chied Scientific Advisor:
Oscar Quitak
Malcolm Warren:
Barry Stanton
Annie Hacker:
Diana Hoddinott

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 2: The Ministerial Broadcast

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Sitcom about a beleaguered prime minister. Hacker prepares to make his first broadcast as prime minister and finds it is not so easy to speak on camera. Show more

Contributors

Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Malcolm Warren - Press Secretary:
Barry Stanton
James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Godfrey:
John Wells
David - Employment Secretary:
Brian Gwaspari
Makeup Artist:
Carolyn Lyster