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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

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 1: The Grand Design

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Contributors

Jim Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Chief of Defence Staff:
Frederick Treves
Chief 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 Four

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

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

Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1

Episode 4: The Key

Duration: 29 minutes

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

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 2

Episode 2: Official Secrets

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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:
Denis Lill
Solicitor General:
Jeffry Wickham
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 Four HD

Available for 20 days

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 3: A Diplomatic Incident

Duration: 28 minutes

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

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 1

Episode 5: A Real Partnership

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 6: A Victory for Democracy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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 2

Episode 5: Power to the People

Duration: 31 minutes

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

Available for 13 days

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

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Series 2

Episode 2: The Cricket Match

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin's not happy when Paul asks if he can join him in the local cricket team.

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Series 1

Episode 3: A Strange Woman

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin is outraged by Paul's eccentric behaviour on the close, and horrified when he takes a peek into his garden. Show more

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Series 1

Episode 4: Holiday Plans

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suburban sitcom. It's time for members of the Close to go on a holiday outing. Some wish to repeat a trip to the Alps, but Paul has something different in mind. Show more

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Series 2

Episode 6: Boredom

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Ann is tired of being a housewife and decides it's time for a change. But will Martin approve of her plans?

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Series 2

Episode 7: The Psychiatrist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Martin and Ann both come to the conclusion that the other needs professional help when they meet a psychiatrist at one of Paul's parties.

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Series 1

Episode 5: Vicars and Tarts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suburban sitcom. Martin organises a fundraising dance. Paul innocently lends a helping hand and in doing so mercilessly interferes with Martin's arrangements. Show more

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Series 2

Episode 1: The Tea Party

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about suburban disharmony. Martin arranges activities for a group of old ladies, but Paul steps in, upsets his plans, and gives them an afternoon to remember. Show more

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Series 2

Episode 3: A Married Man

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Ann and Martin invite Paul and his girlfriend to dinner, but things don't go as smoothly as they'd planned.

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Series 2

Episode 4: Housework

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. While Ann is in hospital for minor surgery, Martin's attempts to keep his house in order are somewhat ambitious. Show more

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Series 2

Episode 5: Snooker

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Sitcom about domestic disharmony in suburbia. Martin hopes to win the local snooker tournament, but is angry when it turns out Paul has a talent for the game as well.