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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

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 2: The Official Visit

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Political sitcom. When Hacker recognises a visiting head of an African nation as a school friend, he does his best to offload some oil rigging gear on him. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
President Selim Mohammed:
Thomas Baptiste
Bill Pritchard:
Anthony Carrick
Producer:
Stuart Allen
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 5: The Writing on the Wall

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom about a British government minister and the advisers who surround him. Jim Hacker MP and Sir Humphrey learn of a plan that threatens them both. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Daniel Hughes:
Daniel Moynihan
Sir Frederick 'Jumbo' Stewart:
John Savident
Frank Weisel:
Neil Fitzwiliam
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 1

Episode 7: Jobs for the Boys

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom about an apparently clueless British government minister and the advisers who surround him. A PFI is in trouble, and Sir Humphrey must rescue it without publicity. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond Glazebrook:
Richard Vernon
Frank Weisel:
Neil Fitzwiliam
George:
Arthur Cox
Joe Morgan:
Richard Davies
Writer:
Antony Jay

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Ghost story about two young children asked by ghost children to solve an ancient mystery, requiring them to travel back in time. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Wickens:
Diana Dors
Uncle Bertie:
James Villiers
Lucy Allen:
Lynne Frederick
Jamie Allen:
Garry Miller
Mrs Allen:
Dorothy Alison
Georgie Latimer:
Marc Granger
Mr Claverton:
Erik Chitty
Mr Clutterbug:
Graham Crowden

Yes, Minister

Series 3

Episode 8: Party Games

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Sitcom about a British government minister and his advisers. Rumours of a cabinet reshuffle could spell great things for Jim Hacker. Show more

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, Minister

Series 3

Episode 7: The Middle-Class Rip-Off

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Jim Hacker supports the sale of an art gallery, which will help fund the ailing local football club. Sir Humphrey is horrified. Show more

Contributors

James Hacker:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
Sir Ian Whitchurch:
John Barron
Brian Wilkinson:
Patrick O'Connell
Aston Wanderers Board Member:
Derek Benfield

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 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 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

The Avengers

Series 5

Episode 14: Something Nasty in the Nursery

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

After an agent is found dead in the home of the Chief of Defence, Steed and Mrs Peel find themselves on the trail of a mysterious Nanny Roberts. Show more

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 1: The Compassionate Society

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Political sitcom. Minister for administrative affairs Jim Hacker struggles to cut administrative staff in the Health Service.

Contributors

Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Jim Hacker MP:
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
George:
Arthur Cox
Sir Ian Whitworth:
John Barron
Brian Baker:
Norman Bird
Mrs Rogers:
Rosemary Frankau
Billy Fraser:
Stephen Tate
Writer:
Antony Jay

Yes, Minister

Series 2

Episode 2: Doing the Honours

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Classic political sitcom. Sir Humphrey has to combat Jim's economies, including cuts on profitable overseas students at his old college. Show more

Contributors

Bernard Woolley:
Derek Fowlds
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Nigel Hawthorne
Jim Hacker MP:
Paul Eddington
The Master of Ballie College:
Frank Middlemass
Sir Arnold Robinson:
John Nettleton
The Bursar of Ballie College:
William Fox
Parks and Forestery Civil Servant:
Margo Johns
Writer:
Antony Jay

The Good Life

Series 1

Plough Your Own Furrow

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic sitcom. Tom Good decides that commuting is no life for a thinking man. His solution is unique in Surbiton but embarrassing to the neighbours.

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbetter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbetter:
Paul Eddington

The Good Life

Silly, But It's Fun

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Seasonal special of the suburban sitcom. The Goods and the Leadbetters plan their respective Christmases, but neither go according to plan. Classic from 1977. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Writer:
Bob Larbey

The Good Life

Series 4

Episode 3: Our Speaker Today

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Sitcom. Barbara gets Margo out of a fix when a speaker at her society lets her down. Barbara gives a talk about self-sufficiency at Margo's women's group. Show more

Contributors

Barbara Good:
Felicity Kendal
Margo Leadbeatter:
Penelope Keith
Jerry Leadbeatter:
Paul Eddington
Lady Truscott:
Angela Thorne
Lady in Home:
Robert Lindsay
Writer:
Bob Larbey