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 2, Episode 3 - A Diplomatic Incident

When the former PM dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, a state funeral is announced. Unfortunately that means a chance for the French to cause a diplomatic incident to use as a bargaining tool for important upcoming Channel Tunnel negotiatoins - never knowingly reasonable!

Broadcast details

Thursday 17th December 1987
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Diana Hoddinott Annie Hacker
Guest cast
Christopher Benjamin French Ambassador
Nicholas Courtney Police Commissioner (Downing Street Official)
Robert East Peter (Foreign Affairs Private Secretary)
Mansel David Graham (Home Affairs Private Secretary)
Alan Downer French President
Bill Bailey US Vice-President
Raymond Brody Jordanian Diplomat
David King Soviet Ambassador
William Lawford Monsieur Berenger (UNESCO Diplomat)
Writing team
Antony Jay Writer
Jonathan Lynn Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Valerie Warrender Production Designer
Ronnie Hazlehurst Composer

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