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Yes, Prime Minister 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1986–1987)
James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.
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1988   1987   1986  
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Series cast summary:
Paul Eddington ...  James Hacker 16 episodes, 1986-1988
Nigel Hawthorne ...  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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Following on from Yes Minister, Jim Hacker is now Prime Minister and Sir Humphrey Appleby is Cabinet Secretary. Bernard is also along for the ride, as Hacker's personal secretary. As in their previous roles, their jobs often devolve into a battle of agendas, ideals, wills and wits between Hacker and Sir Humphrey. Written by grantss

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Comedy

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This series is a direct continuation of the events in the final Yes Minister (1980) episode "Party Games", which could in turn be watched as the "backdoor pilot" for "Yes, Prime Minister". See more »

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James Hacker: We'd only use Nuclear Weapons in Self-Defence and we don't defend ourselves by committing suicide!
Austrian Scientist: So what IS the Last Resort, Watford Gap?
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Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.25 (1992) See more »

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A Great Political Series
5 October 1999 | by Owen L.See all my reviews

"Yes Prime Minister" probably has to be one of the greatest political comedies available. The sequel to the acclaimed television series "Yes Minister", it again examines the nature of the British political establishment in an extremely hilarious way.

The late and great Paul Eddington does a wonderful job in portraying Prime Minister Jim Hacker, a politician who is still left with some desire for change and reform in him. Nigel Hawthorne also does a remarkable job in playing Sir Humphrey Appleby the rather reactionary stereotype of the traditional British establishment. Bernard Wolley (Derek Fowlds) is caught somewhat between the wishes and desires of these two men and often faces a dilemma as a result. Deborah Norton (who plays Dorothy Wainwright) and Diane Hoddinott who plays Annie Hacker add some more great acting to the show.

The series deals with a whole range of political issues such as foreign affairs, defence, health, education and the political system itself.

A great series and a comedy that is both thought-provoking and intelligent.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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Yes, Prime Minister See more »

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Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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