Yes Prime Minister: Series 1, Part 1

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The first four episodes from Series One of the hit political satire. "The Grand Design" finds newly-elected Prime Minister Jim Hacker realizing that , if it came to the crunch, it would be his finger on the nuclear button. Confused under some tough questioning, he comes up with a surprising Grand Design for defense. . . In "The Ministerial Broadcast," Jim is coached and groomed for a television discussion of his new defense policy. But Sir Humphrey is more concerned with what he says than how he says it. "The Smoke Screen" sees Jim championing his Health Minister’s plan to abolish smoking by excessive taxation—leading a horrified Sir Humphrey to call in the tobacco lobby to prevent it. . . And in "The Key," a territorial battle reminds Jim that his Cabinet Secretary may have too much power. But Sir Humphrey is not about to have his wings clipped.

2 CDs. 1 hr 50 mins.


Antony Jay is a British writer, broadcaster, and director. He joined the BBC in 1955 and worked in the television current affairs and Talks departments. In 1980 he co-created Yes Minister with Jonathan Lynn, and the pair went on to write two series of the sitcom, followed by two series of Yes Prime Minister and a successful stage adaptation. Jonathan Lynn is a British writer, film director and actor. At Cambridge he joined the Footlights Club and went on to become an actor, appearing in the West End and in TV sitcoms including Doctor In The House and The Liver Birds. Among his directing credits are the films Nuns on the Run, My Cousin Vinny, Sgt Bilko, and Clue.