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.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Ministerial Broadcast

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!

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th January 1986
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Guest cast
Barry Stanton Malcolm Warren (Press Officer)
John Wells Godfrey (TV Producer)
Brian Gwaspari David (Permanent Secretary to the Employment)
Carolyn Lyster Makeup Artist
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer

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