Yes, Prime Minister
Series 1

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8 episodes in this series

Episode 1 The Grand Design
As Prime Minister, Jim's finger is now on the nuclear button. Confused under some tough questioning, he comes up with a surprising Grand Design for defense
Episode 2 The Ministerial Broadcast
As Jim is coached and groomed for a television discussion of his new defense policy, Sir Humphrey is more concerned with what he says than in how he says it.
Episode 3 The 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.
Episode 4 The Key
Sir Humphrey tries to maneuver 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…
Episode 5 The 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…
Episode 6 A 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.
Episode 7 The 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…
Episode 8 One of Us
As Jim slides down the popularity polls, Sir Humphrey finds himself at the center of a spy scandal. Can the hapless PM and the Machiavellian Mandarin save themselves from public…

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