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 7 - The National Education Service

Once again, Jim faces stern opposition from the Civil Service when he proposes allowing parents to choose which school their child should go to. After all, what parent is discerning enough to know the difference between a good or bad school? Apart from the senior Mr and Mrs Appleby, of course!

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st 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
    John Nettleton Sir Arnold Robinson (Former Cabinet Secretary)
    Peter Cartwright Jeffrey Pearson (Chief Whip)
    Jerome Willis Neil (Party Chairman)
    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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