This 16-episode "Britcom" was a sequel to the popular BBC comedy series Yes, Minister. Paul Eddington reprised his role as dimwitted Member of Parliament Jim Hacker, who on this occasion had rather incredibly been elected Prime Minister of Great Britain. Alas, Hacker was still plagued with subordinates who flaunted their intellectual superiority over him, notably scheming undersecretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne). Also returning from the earlier series were Derek Fowlds as Bernard Wolley, Diana Hoddinott as Anne Hacker, and John Nettleton as Sir Arnold Robinson. Lasting two seasons, Yes, Prime Minister was telecast from January 9 through February 27, 1986, then again from December 3, 1987 to January 28, 1988.
A delightfully manic comedy about an ill-mannered innkeeper, created by and starring 'Monty Python' alum John Cleese and his then-wife, Connie Booth. Inspired by a real-life hotelier, the series won legions of fans as soon as it premiered on the BBC in September 1975. A second series of six episodes ran in February 1979.
One of Britain's most popular and best-remembered sitcoms, Yes, Minister starred Paul Eddington as thick-eared Tory politician Jim Hacker, who by some miracle of the democratic process was elected MP for Administrative Affairs. The basic joke was that every one of Hacker's subordinates was smarter than he, notably his long-suffering private secretary Bernard Wooley (Derek Fowlds). Each of the series' 21 episodes (plus one 60-minute special) was a battle of wits between Hacker and his scheming, conniving undersecretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne), with Appleby having twice as much "ammunition" than his dullard boss. Originally telecast from February 25, 1980 to December 23, 1982, with an additional holiday special on December 27, 1984, Yes, Minister was followed by a sequel with the same cast, Yes, Prime Minister.