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James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private Secretary, the formidably political Sir Humphrey Appleby who must move to the “Top Job” in Downing Street to support him, together with his much put upon PPS Bernard Wolley.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Series Cast

  1. Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker

    Paul Eddington

    Jim Hacker

    16 Episodes

  2. Nigel Hawthorne as Humphrey Appleby

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Humphrey Appleby

    16 Episodes

  3. Derek Fowlds as Bernard Woolley

    Derek Fowlds

    Bernard Woolley

    16 Episodes

  4. Diana Hoddinott as

    Diana Hoddinott

    7 Episodes

  5. John Nettleton as

    John Nettleton

    5 Episodes

  6. Deborah Norton

    5 Episodes

  7. Peter Cellier as

    Peter Cellier

    3 Episodes

  8. Donald Pickering as

    Donald Pickering

    2 Episodes

  9. Frederick Treves

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Series 2

1987 • 8 Episodes

Season 2 of Yes, Prime Minister premiered on December 3, 1987.

The Tangled Web

(2x8, January 28, 1988) Season Finale

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Yes, Prime Minister
Yes, Prime Minister


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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