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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.


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."


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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