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

Yes, Prime Minister (1986)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1986 - 1988
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

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

Key details

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

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!

Additional details

Part of

Yes Minister

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme tune composed by Ronnie Hazlehurst.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 9th January 1986 at 9pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 6: Tomorrow at 12:15am on BBC4
  2. Series 2, Episode 7: Tuesday at 8:30pm on BBC4
  3. Series 2, Episode 7: Sunday 29th May at 12:15am on BBC4
  4. Series 2, Episode 8: Tuesday 31st May at 8:30pm on BBC4
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