Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister

  • TV-PG
  • 1986
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.6  (9,868)

Yes, Prime Minister was a BBC TV sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1988. It ran for three seasons with seven episodes each season. This show is a sequel to the show called Yes, Minister. The first show was on BBC TV as well and it was written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. It ran from 1980 to 1984 for three seasons with seven episodes each season. Yes, Prime Minister was not the only version of the show. Many episodes were turned into radio versions for BBC Radio. A stage play version of this show was produced in 2010. The stage version was so popular that a new TV version of this show appeared on UKTV Gold in 2013. This sequel essentially had the same cast as the original. It focused on the events of the prime ministership of Jim Hacker after the previous PM resigned. This show showed that people could watch a show about politics and enjoy it.

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The Tangled Web
8. The Tangled Web
January 28, 1988
If the PM gives false information to Parliament, should the Cabinet Secretary support him, or should he tell all? As Sir Humphrey ponders the ethics, he finds that he, too, has something to hide.
The National Education Service
7. The National Education Service
January 8, 1988
Under pressure to improve the standards of education, Jim devises a plan which presents Sir Humphrey as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, with a conflict of interest.
A Patron of the Arts
6. A Patron of the Arts
January 1, 1988
A drastic cut in the Arts Council Grant is due to be announced on the morning of the British Theatre Awards dinner. Jim needs Sir Humphrey's help to avoid a hostile reception, but Sir Humphrey is a patron of the arts.
Power To The People
5. Power To The People
December 31, 1987
When Sir Humphrey locks horns with the formidable Agnes Moorhouse, leader of a London Council, he finds her a tougher opponent than any of his gentlemanly adversaries in Whitehall.
A Conflict of Interest
4. A Conflict of Interest
December 24, 1987
A major City crisis seems set to rock the Government. With the Party Conference upcoming, it is time for firm action by a decisive Prime Minister. Sir Humphrey could not disagree more.
A Diplomatic Incident
3. A Diplomatic Incident
December 17, 1987
In order to polish his public image, Jim wants the French to sign the Channel Tunnel agreement. However, the situation becomes sticky when they want to impose all kinds of damaging conditions.
Official Secrets
2. Official Secrets
December 10, 1987
The former Prime Minister is writing his memoirs, which have to be submitted for security clearance. And it seems as though one chapter in the book will portray Jim in very bad light.
Man Overboard
1. Man Overboard
December 3, 1987
Sir Humphrey must stop Jim supporting a plan to move armed service jobs from the South to the North East to ease unemployment. Political comedy starring Paul Eddington.
Description

Yes, Prime Minister was a BBC TV sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1988. It ran for three seasons with seven episodes each season. This show is a sequel to the show called Yes, Minister. The first show was on BBC TV as well and it was written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. It ran from 1980 to 1984 for three seasons with seven episodes each season.

Yes, Prime Minister was not the only version of the show. Many episodes were turned into radio versions for BBC Radio. A stage play version of this show was produced in 2010. The stage version was so popular that a new TV version of this show appeared on UKTV Gold in 2013.

This sequel essentially had the same cast as the original. It focused on the events of the prime ministership of Jim Hacker after the previous PM resigned. This show showed that people could watch a show about politics and enjoy it.Yes, Prime Minister is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on January 9, 1986.

Yes, Prime Minister is available for streaming on the BBC TWO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Yes, Prime Minister on demand at Amazon Prime, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 9, 1986
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (9,868)