Yes Prime Minister, Series 1Closed Captioning
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Following his stout stand against the Eurosausage, James Hacker MP has hit the big time and ascended to the highest political office in the land. Now installed in Downing Street, he must quickly find his feet as Prime Minister. Fortunately for the country, his scheming adversary Sir Humphrey Appleby - now Cabinet Secretary - is more than willing to help him steer the unsteady ship of State through the perilous waters of government. Classic satirical comedy starring Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Grand Design||Jim's finger is now on the nuclear button. Confused under some tough questioning, he comes up with a surprising grand design for defence.||29:35||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Ministerial Broadcast||As Jim is coached and groomed for a television discussion of his new defence policy, Sir Humphrey is more concerned with what he says than in how he says it.||29:29||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe 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.||29:32||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Key||Sir Humphrey tries to manoeuvre 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.||29:27||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoA 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.||29:59||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoA 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.||30:16||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe 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.||30:24||£1.49||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoOne of Us||As Jim slides down the popularity polls, Sir Humphrey finds himself at the centre of a spy scandal.||29:34||£1.49||View In iTunes|
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Just gets funnier
References to many of the recently revisited political issues, such as MP's expenses and defence policies, make this even funnier today than it was originally. It just never seems to date.
Warning - iTunes have screwed up the meta data!
Ooops! If you buy "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister" iTunes will mix series one of both together (and presumably series two the same but I haven't got that yet).
Fairly easy mistake to make if you don't know the two series - either treat "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister" as separate programmes both starting with a series one or treat them both as one programme with "Yes Prime Minister" starting at series four.
I thought I'd lost a series at first and had to go in and adjust the series info myself (just right click and select "Get Info")
So an otherwise 5 star series loses a star to iTunes sloppy handling of meta data.
But why doesn't it airplay?
The icon doesn't appear to send it to Apple TV.
The programme is hilarious and still very relevent.