296 votes
Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister

BBC Two 1986

Yes, Prime Minister is the sequel to the popular British series Yes Minister. It aired from 1986 to 1988 and is the story of the continuing battles between Jim Hacker, who is now Prime Minister, and Sir Humphrey, who has been promoted to Cabinet Secretary.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister - S1E4

#1 - The Key


Season 1 - Episode 4

Office politics take precedence over national issues when Sir Humphrey and Bernard fall out with each other after Jim tries to restrict Sir Humphrey's access to No 10.

The episode was rated from 68 votes.

Yes, Prime Minister - S1E5

#2 - A Real Partnership


Season 1 - Episode 5

Sir Humphrey tries to get his scheduled pay raise even though increases for MPs have been put on hold for budgetary reasons.

The episode was rated from 61 votes.

Yes, Prime Minister - S1E8

#3 - One of Us


Season 1 - Episode 8

Hacker threatens to place Sir Humphrey on leave while a security inquiry looks into why he cleared a confessed Soviet spy many years earlier, so Sir Humphrey retaliates with a dog in distress on Salisbury plain.

The episode was rated from 52 votes.

Yes, Prime Minister - S1E1

#4 - The Grand Design


Season 1 - Episode 1

After talking with his military advisers, Jim comes up with the idea of cancelling trident and reintroducing conscription. He also gets what no other Prime Minister has gotten, a cook / housekeeper.

The episode was rated from 80 votes.

Yes, Prime Minister - S1E7

#5 - The Bishop's Gambit


Season 1 - Episode 7

Jim has to choose a new bishop but doesn't like either the Church or Sir Humphrey's choices.

The episode was rated from 51 votes.

#6 - The Ministerial Broadcast
Season 1 - Episode 2

Jim is coached in the world of show business as he prepares to address the nation on his defence policy.

The episode was rated from 72 votes.
#7 - The Smoke Screen
Season 1 - Episode 3

Jim favors abolishing smoking through heavy taxation but runs into strong opposition from the tobacco lobby and the Treasury department.

The episode was rated from 66 votes.
#8 - A Victory for Democracy
Season 1 - Episode 6

Jim must take action to avert a Marxist takeover of a Commonwealth island nation despite the efforts of the Foreign Office to keep him ignorant.

The episode was rated from 56 votes.
#9 - The Tangled Web
Season 2 - Episode 8

Sir Humphrey has to decide if he will support the PM or inform Parliament when Hacker denies knowledge of a wiretap authorized by his office without his knowledge.

The episode was rated from 43 votes.
#10 - Official Secrets
Season 2 - Episode 2

Jim considers approving the publication of his predecessor's memoirs, but it becomes a plumber's nightmare as a series of leaks spring up.

The episode was rated from 47 votes.

Last updated: apr 18, 2021

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