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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 7 - The Bishops Gambit

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!

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 20th February 1986
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Paul Eddington James Hacker
    Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
    Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
    Diana Hoddinott Annie Hacker
    Guest cast
    Donald Pickering Sir Richard Wharton (Permanent Secretary to the Foreign Office)
    Frank Middlemass Sir William Guthrie (Master of Baillie College)
    William Fox Bursar of Ballie College
    Ronnie Stevens Peter Harding (Chairman of the Crown Appointments Commission)
    Writing team
    Antony Jay Writer
    Jonathan Lynn Writer
    Production team
    Sydney Lotterby Director
    Sydney Lotterby Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Gloria Clayton Production Designer
    Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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