Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

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Caught off-guard by the sudden retirement of the Prime Minister, Sir Humphrey and his civil service allies soon get their house-trained minister, James Hacker, elevated to the top job.

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Paul Eddington ...
 James Hacker (16 episodes, 1986-1988)
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 Sir Humphrey Appleby (16 episodes, 1986-1988)
Derek Fowlds ...
 Bernard Woolley (16 episodes, 1986-1988)
Diana Hoddinott ...
 Annie Hacker (8 episodes, 1986-1988)
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Caught off-guard by the sudden retirement of the Prime Minister, Sir Humphrey and his civil service allies soon get their house-trained minister, James Hacker, elevated to the top job. Written by Tony Lammens <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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[Sir Humphrey demonstrates how public surveys can reach opposite conclusions]
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the rise in crime among teenagers?
Bernard Woolley: Yes.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do you think there is lack of discipline and vigorous training in our Comprehensive Schools?
Bernard Woolley: Yes.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do you think young people welcome some structure and leadership in their lives?
Bernard Woolley: Yes.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Do they respond to a challenge?
Bernard Woolley: Yes.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Might you be in favour of reintroducing National Service?
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Let me make this clear, without putting too fine a point on it...
2 March 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Easily the best political satire ever to grace a television screen. This follow-up to the earlier Yes Minister is perfect in every way. Absolutely cutting, and sadly still as relevant as it was 20 years ago. The acting is top notch, with each episode containing many great lines. "The Bishop's Gambit", "Man Overboard" are particular highlights, but no episode is lacking in quality. Get this on DVD or wait till it is repeated on ABC (if you are in Australia).


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