First broadcast: Thursday 9th January 1986
It's only been 3 days since Jim found himself elevated to Downing Street, and already the strains of the job are beginning to set in. When is the point of 'last resort' for the ultimate deterrent? Should there even be one? Could the re-introduction of conscription solve unemployment? And how will he get some lunch?
First broadcast: Thursday 16th January 1986
Jim's still insisting on carrying out his 'grand design' for Britain's security - or at least as much of it as possible, and intends to use a television address to the nation to introduce it. There are a few hurdles to overcome first, however; not least the content of the script, and his appearance!
First broadcast: Thursday 23rd January 1986
Jim finds himself frustrated, as ever, by the conflicting demands of his colleagues, the Civil Service, and interest groups. This time the health of the nation is as stake as the Minister for Health puts forward anti-smoking proposals, whilst Jim is already struggling with the Treasury to find tax cuts.
First broadcast: Thursday 30th January 1986
When Hacker's political adviser complains that she has been shifted off to a far corner of the maze that is Downing Street, he resolves to move her office back closer to his own. Sir Humphrey has other ideas, but on this occasion, the Prime Minister holds a rather effective trump card!
First broadcast: Thursday 13th February 1986
Facing growing pressure from the White House, Jim hears word of potential trouble on the small Indian Ocean island of St. George's. With the Foreign Office unwilling to even reveal to the Foreign Secretary what exactly is going on, Hacker's left in a quandry.
First broadcast: Thursday 20th February 1986
The position of Dean at Bury St Edmunds has become vacant, and as PM, it's - in practical terms - Jim's job to choose who should take the post. Unfortunately, of the two names put forward for the role, one is a Marxist and the other an atheist, neither of which appeal much to Hacker!
First broadcast: Thursday 27th February 1986
A former head of MI5 is posthumously revealed to have been routinely passing information to the Russians during key Cold War years. An embarrassing story for any Government, but the situation becomes particularly tricky when it emerges that Humphrey chaired an inquiry that cleared him of such claims at the time...