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Yes, Prime Minister

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Bernard Woolley, Jim Hacker, and Sir Humphrey Appleby
©BBC, 1986

Jim Hacker has ascended to the highest political office in the land. Fortunately for the country, his machiavellian mentor Sir Humphrey Appleby is more than willing to help him steer the unsteady ship of state through the perilous waters of government.

Episode 1
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7pm
The Grand Design - As Prime Minister, Jim’s finger is now on the nuclear button. Confused under some tough questioning, he comes up with a surprising Grand Design for defense.

Episode 2
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7pm
The Ministerial Broadcast - As Jim is coached and groomed for a television discussion of his new defense policy, Sir Humphrey is more concerned with what he says than in how he says it.

Episode 3
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7pm
The Smoke Screen - When Jim decides to champion his Health Minister’s plan to abolish smoking through excessive taxation, a horrified Sir Humphrey calls in the tobacco lobby to prevent the move.

Episode 4
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7pm
The Key - Sir Humphrey tries to maneuver Jim’s political adviser out of her office. Territorial battle ensues and, caught in the cross fire, Bernard considers opposing Sir Humphrey for once in his career.

Episode 5
Saturday, August 25, 2015 at 7pm
The Real Partnership - The Government runs into financial crisis just as MPs and top civil servants are due for an increase in pay. Sir Humphrey relies on all his finest skills to push through his own claim.

Episode 6
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7pm
A Victory for Democracy - Called upon to take action to prevent a Commonwealth country from being taken over by Marxists, Jim has his first clash as Prime Minister with the Foreign Office.

Episode 7
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7pm
The Bishop’s Gambit - One of the PM’s duties is to recommend the appointment of bishops to the Queen. Given a choice of two presented by the Church, Jim prefers neither. Sir Humphrey has his own reasons for
wanting a third.

Episode 8
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7pm
One of Us - As Jim slides down the popularity polls, Sir Humphrey finds himself at the center of a spy scandal. Can the hapless PM and the Machiavellian Mandarin save themselves from public disgrace?