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Antony Jay

Antony Jay joined BBC Television in 1955 and became a founding member of Tonight (1957), the corporation's nightly current affairs television programme, in 1957, becoming the editor in 1962. In 1963 he was made the Head of Television Talk Features. In 1964 he left the BBC to become a freelance writer and producer. He was knighted in 1988. He is ... See full bio »
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Filmography

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  Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series) (TV series and stage play - 6 episodes, 2013) (written by - 6 episodes, 2013)
- A Tsar Is Born (2013) ... (TV series and stage play) / (written by)
- Scot Free (2013) ... (TV series and stage play) / (written by)
- A Diplomatic Dilemma (2013) ... (TV series and stage play) / (written by)
- Gentlemen's Agreement (2013) ... (TV series and stage play) / (written by)
- The Poisoned Chalice (2013) ... (TV series and stage play) / (written by)
 2010 Newsnight (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 April 2010 (2010) ... (segment "Memo To The Minister")
- Episode dated 27 April 2010 (2010) ... (segment "Memo To The Minister")
- Episode dated 26 April 2010 (2010) ... (segment "Memo To The Minister")
 1992 Elizabeth R (TV Movie documentary)
 1986-1988 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series) (by - 16 episodes)
- The Tangled Web (1988) ... (by)
- The National Education Service (1988) ... (by)
- The Patron of the Arts (1988) ... (by)
- Power to the People (1988) ... (by)
- A Conflict of Interest (1987) ... (by)
 1984 More Bloody Meetings (Video documentary short)
  Yes Minister (TV Series) (by - 22 episodes, 1980 - 1984) (script by - 1 episode, 1980)
- Party Games (1984) ... (by)
- The Middle-Class Rip-Off (1982) ... (by)
- The Whisky Priest (1982) ... (by)
- The Bed of Nails (1982) ... (by)
- The Moral Dimension (1982) ... (by)
 1982 Head for Business (Documentary short)
 1980 Cost, Profit, and Break-Even (Video short)
 1980 Depreciation and Inflation (Video short)
 1978 The Control of Working Capital (Video short)
 1977 The Balance Sheet Barrier (Video short)
 1976 Meetings, Bloody Meetings (Video documentary short)
 1976 The Cold Call (Video short)
 1975 Awkward Customers (Video short)
 1975 In Two Minds (Video short)
 1975 More Akward Customers (Video short)
 1975 How Not to Exhibit Yourself (Video short)
 1975 I'll Think About It (Video short)
 1975 Who Sold You This, Then? (Video short)
 1975 The Competitive Spirit (Video documentary short)
 1975 The Meeting of Minds (Video short)
 1974 Man Hunt (Video documentary short)
 1969 Royal Family (Documentary) (commentary written by)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
- Transport (1967) ... (writer)
 1967 Fifty Years a Winner (TV Movie documentary) (script)
 1964 The Great War (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Await the Heavenly Manna (1964) ... (writer)
- So Sleep Easy in Your Beds (1964) ... (writer)
 1962-1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (writer - 37 episodes)
- That Was the Year That Was (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.12 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.11 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.10 (1963) ... (writer)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sir Anthony Jay | Sir Antony Jay | Tony Jay
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Personal Quote:

What I was told by a senior civil servant was that, in their heart of hearts, ministers really respect and admire civil servants and, in their heart of hearts, civil servants really despise ministers. (On the inspiration for writing Yes Minister (1980))

Trivia:

In 2008, he headed a report entitled How to Save the BBC for the Centre for Policy Studies, a right-wing think tank, which advocated that the BBC should be cut back to one mainstream TV station, a speech radio service and a news department.

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Taurus

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