Yes, Prime Minister

The BEST episodes of Yes, Prime Minister

Every episode of Yes, Prime Minister ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Yes, Prime Minister!

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.

Last Updated: 6/5/2022Network: BBC Two
A Diplomatic Incident
155 votes

#1 - A Diplomatic Incident

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/17/1987

Jim uses the occasion of his predecessor's state funeral to negotiate with the French over the conditions of the channel tunnel.

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The Key
176 votes

#2 - The Key

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/1986

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.

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Man Overboard
178 votes

#3 - Man Overboard

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/3/1987

Sir Humphrey makes Jim suspicious of the Minister of Employment when he needs the PM's support in opposing a plan to shift military personnel from the south to the north of England.

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The Ministerial Broadcast
153 votes

#4 - The Ministerial Broadcast

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/16/1986

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

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Official Secrets
147 votes

#5 - Official Secrets

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/10/1987

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

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Power to the People
114 votes

#6 - Power to the People

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/31/1987

Sir Humphrey makes a very strange ally out of the formidable Agnes Moorhouse, a radical political reformer from a London council, in his efforts to stop Hacker's plans to make local government more democratic.

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A Victory for Democracy
189 votes

#7 - A Victory for Democracy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/1986

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.

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The Grand Design
249 votes

#8 - The Grand Design

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/9/1986

Jim Hacker considers cancelling the Trident programme after discovering some interesting facts about the UK's defence system.

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The Tangled Web
86 votes

#9 - The Tangled Web

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/28/1988

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.

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The Patron of the Arts
87 votes

#10 - The Patron of the Arts

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/1/1988

Sir Humphrey works against Hacker over the issues of funding the National Theater when the PM asks for help containing criticism from the Theater's director.

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A Real Partnership
146 votes

#11 - A Real Partnership

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/1986

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

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One of Us
129 votes

#12 - One of Us

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/1986

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.

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The National Education Service
86 votes

#13 - The National Education Service

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/8/1988

Sir Humphrey faces a conflict of interest when Hacker devises a plan to improve educational standards by abolishing the Department of Education and Science.

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The Bishop's Gambit
130 votes

#14 - The Bishop's Gambit

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/1986

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

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A Conflict of Interest
90 votes

#15 - A Conflict of Interest

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/24/1987

Hacker and Sir Humphrey clash over the appointment of the governor of the Bank of England and the cover up of a banking scandal in the City.

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The Smoke Screen
199 votes

#16 - The Smoke Screen

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/23/1986

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

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