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 6 - The Patron Of The Arts

Jim's stuck in a tricky corner when he realises that he is due to attend an important arts sector dinner event as guest of honour, just days after a timetabled announcement of a less than generous increase in arts funding. Simon Monk, head of the National Theatre, is particularly unforgiving of the low increase.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th January 1988
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Eddington James Hacker
Nigel Hawthorne Sir Humphrey Appleby
Derek Fowlds Bernard Woolley
Diana Hoddinott Annie Hacker
Deborah Norton Dorothy Wainwright
Guest cast
Antony Carrick Bill Pritchard (Press Officer)
John Bird Simon Monk (Managing Director of the National Theatre)
Geoffrey Beevers Nick Everitt (Arts Minister)
Martin Milman Actor
Myfanwy Talog Actress
David Rose Toastmaster
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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