Yes, Prime Minister. Image shows from L to R: Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), James Hacker (Paul Eddington), Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds). Copyright: BBC.

Yes, Prime Minister (1986)

BBC Two sitcom about politics. 16 episodes (2 series), 1986 - 1988. Stars Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott and Deborah Norton.

Yes, Prime Minister. Image shows from L to R: James Hacker (Paul Eddington), Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds).

Yes, Prime Minister

Jim Hacker finds himself suddenly promoted to the position of Prime Minister. Perhaps unfortunately, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Wooley accompany him upwards

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1986 - 1988
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
16   (2 series)
Starring
Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott and Deborah Norton
Writers
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Director
Sydney Lotterby
Producer
Sydney Lotterby

After years as the Minister for Administrative Affairs in Yes Minister, Jim Hacker finds himself propelled through the intricate wheels of power and influence, and resident in Number 10.

Whilst his new seat of office may be far more senior, he is still faced by much the same day-to-day worries and problems as ever, and mostly thanks to Sir Humphrey!

Production Details

Part of

Yes Minister

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 9th January 1986 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 28th January 1988 on BBC Two at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 7:25am on Gold

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