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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

Date
Thursday 21st January 1988
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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
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