Jonathan Lynn

Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister: The Complete Audio Collection
  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister: The Complete Audio Collection

  • For the first time in one audio collection, all sixteen Yes Minister radio episodes plus six further TV episodes, fourteen Yes Prime Minister episodes and two bonus sketches.

    Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled.

    Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

    Presented here, for the first time in one collection, are the complete radio series of Yes Minister and the complete BBC television soundtracks of Yes Prime Minister. Also included are six TV soundtracks of Yes Minister and two special bonus mini-episodes: The PM’s Plan, recorded in 1984 with Margaret Thatcher as herself, and a special segment created for The Funny Side of Christmas in 1982.

    Also featuring; Moira Stewart, Diana Hoddinot, Bill Nighy, Peter Cellier, Tenniel Evans, Richard Vernon, Richard Davies, Arthur Cox, Gerry Cowper, John Nettleton, Graham Crowden, William Fox, Peter Jeffrey, Norman Bird, Ellen McIntosh, Brenda Blethyn, Freddie Earle, Jerome Williams, Ian Lavender, Judy Parfitt, Selina Scott, Anton Rodgers and Graeme Garden.

Antony Jay (Author) 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 (Author) 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.