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Yes, Prime Minister. Image shows from L to R: Sir Humphrey Appleby (Henry Goodman), Jim Hacker (David Haig). Copyright: BBC
Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister (2013)

  • TV sitcom
  • Gold
  • 2013
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Political sitcom series based on the original hit 1980s satire. Stars David Haig and Henry Goodman. Also features Chris Larkin and Zoe Telford.

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Yes, Prime Minister trivia

Writers Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn first approached the BBC about reviving the series. However, they insisted they would need to produce a pilot episode first. Jay explained: "We felt that we had already done 38 pilots, apart from the stage version, so we said no. But UK Gold did not want a pilot, so we said yes."

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Former BBC chief political correspondent John Sergeant - the celebrity proponent for Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister during 2004's Britain's Best Sitcom TV poll - was the studio audience warm-up performer for this series.

Despite not being commissioned by the BBC proper, the UKTV network - of which Gold is the flagship channel - is 50% owned by the corporation's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.

Yes, Prime Minister was produced for Gold by BBC Comedy - believed to be the first time a BBC in-house production department has made a programme for a non-BBC branded channel.

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