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Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay created and wrote every episode of the acclaimed BBC political comedy series Yes Minister (1980) and Yes, Prime Minister (1986). The series received numerous accolades including three BAFTA (British Academy) Awards, two Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and two Pye Television Writers Awards. It also won four BAFTA Awards... See full bio »

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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)
 1990 Life After Life (TV Movie)
 1990 Nuns on the Run (written by)
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Suspicion (1988)
 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)
 1985 Clue (screenplay) / (story)
 1985 Twee handen op een buik (TV Movie) (play)
  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)
 1979 I'd Like a Word with You (Video short)
 1977 How Am I Doing? (Video documentary short)
 1977 The Unorganized Manager, Part One: Damnation (Video documentary short)
 1977 The Unorganized Manager, Part Two: Salvation (Video documentary short)
 1977 The Fortune Teller (Short)
 1975-1976 My Brother's Keeper (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Have a Go (1976) ... (writer)
- Drink to Me Only (1976) ... (writer)
- Occupations (1976) ... (writer)
- The Pig Sty (1976) ... (writer)
- They Shall Not Pass (1976) ... (writer)
 1976 The Cold Call (Video short)
 1975 Decisions, Decisions (Video short)
 1975 Doctor on the Go (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- The Course of True Love (1975) ... (written by)
- Clunk Click (1975) ... (written by)
- It's the Thought That Counts (1975) ... (written by)
- When a Body Meets a Body (1975) ... (written by)
- Keep Your Nose Clean (1975) ... (written by)
 1974 The Internecine Project (screenplay)
 1974 Doctor at Sea (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Physician, Heal Thyself (1974) ... (written by)
- In a Little Spanish Town (1974) ... (written by)
- The V. I. P. (1974) ... (written by)
- The Senior Officer's Perks (1974) ... (written by)
- A Healthy Ship Is a Happy Ship (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 My Name Is Harry Worth (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Family Reunion (1974) ... (writer)
- Don't Bank on It (1974) ... (writer)
- The Go-Between (1974) ... (writer)
 1972-1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series) (written by - 11 episodes)
- Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? (1973) ... (written by)
- A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat (1973) ... (written by)
- The Loftus Papers (1973) ... (written by)
- Brotherly Hate (1973) ... (written by)
 1973 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
 1973 Romany Jones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Look After the Pennies (1973) ... (writer)
  On the Buses (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1973) (by - 3 episodes, 1972)
- Friends in High Places (1973) ... (written by)
- The Visit (1973) ... (written by)
- The Perfect Clippie (1973) ... (written by)
- The Prize (1972) ... (by)
- Bye Bye Blakey (1972) ... (by)
 1972 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pull the Other One! (1971) ... (writer)
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Stage: Directed Joe Orton's "Loot", at the Ambassador's Theatre and Lyric Theatre in London, England, with Leonard Rossiter, Gemma Craven, Neil Pearson, Paul McGann and Patrick O'Connell in the cast. See more »

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Trivia:

Nephew of Israeli statesman Abba Eban, who preceded him at Cambridge (Eban states in his 1992 book "Personal Witness" that Lynn appropriated his phrase "a working funeral" for Yes Minister (1980)). See more »

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