Yes Prime Miniester: The Complete Collection

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The entire run of the acclaimed British comedy series Yes, Prime Minister has been made available on DVD in this nicely appointed box set. The material on Yes, Prime Minister: The Complete Collection has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with no multiple language options. Bonus materials include interviews with the show's star, Paul Eddington, and the creator of the series, Jonathan Lynn; ...
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Overview

The entire run of the acclaimed British comedy series Yes, Prime Minister has been made available on DVD in this nicely appointed box set. The material on Yes, Prime Minister: The Complete Collection has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, while the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with no multiple language options. Bonus materials include interviews with the show's star, Paul Eddington, and the creator of the series, Jonathan Lynn; a special Christmas episode of the show; and a special tribute to Eddington, created and broadcast after his passing in 1995.
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Special Features

"Paul Eddington: A Life Well Lived": 30-minute profile; Christmas at the ministry; "Breakfast Time": Cabinet Minister sound bytes and Jonathan Lynn interview; Paul Eddington interview; Easter egg
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
The players are the same but the stakes are hilariously higher in Yes, Prime Minister, the mid-'90s follow-up to the early-'90s British classic sitcom Yes Minister. Two years after the end of the latter series, the BBC produced an hour-long Christmas special wherein Cabinet Minister Jim Hacker Paul Eddington found himself catapulted to the nation's highest office, while Sir Humphrey Appleby Nigel Hawthorne was appointed Cabinet Secretary. When Hacker chose to take his trusty personal secretary, Bernard Derek Fowlds, along with him to 10 Downing Street, the stage was set for two more eight-episode series of delightful behind-the-scenes politicking between the three. As with the original series, Yes, Prime Minister revels in the primal clash between politicians and bureaucrats. Here, that struggle is embodied by the weak-willed Hacker and the Machiavellian Humphrey, fleshed out deftly by the virtuoso writing of Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn director of My Cousin Vinny. Indeed, the trappings and responsibilities of high office simply add to the fun, bringing the story lines closer to the headlines and broadening the political satire. And as in Yes Minister, Hacker gradually gets the hang of things, eventually learning how to beat the wily Humphrey at his own game. The result is brilliant fun that is, along with Yes Minister, ranked by the British Film Institute as one of the top ten British television programs of all time. Situation comedy simply does not get better than this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • UPC: 794051176929
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,500

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Whitehall Christmas [4:41]
2. A Sound Successor [4:28]
3. Passing On [4:10]
4. Good Will to All Persons [3:47]
5. Don't Drink and Drive [2:51]
6. Impartial Support [5:21]
7. What About Hacker? [6:51]
8. Security Question Marks [10:57]
9. The Killer Instinct [3:47]
10. The British Sausage [5:07]
11. Compromise Candidate [7:57]
12. End Credits [:49]
1. The Button [4:05]
2. Salami Tactics [8:28]
3. What's for Lunch? [7:08]
4. Probably Wouldn't [6:01]
5. Place in the History Books [3:12]
6. End Credits [:40]
1. Zonked [4:46]
2. Defense Policy [2:09]
3. First Ministerial Broadcast [4:28]
4. Expert Advice [8:54]
5. Opinion Poll Tactics [8:27]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. National Benefactors [4:15]
2. Plan to Eliminate Smoking [5:43]
3. I'm Supporting It [6:27]
4. The Moral Principle [7:43]
5. Revolving Promotions [4:41]
6. End Credits [:42]
1. Key Strategic Position [5:51]
2. Second Thoughts [4:17]
3. Lightening Sir Humphrey's Load [5:00]
4. Bernard's Dilemma [6:41]
5. Breach of Security [6:56]
6. End Credits [:43]
Side #2 --
1. Sudden Treasury Crisis [5:14]
2. Civil Service Pay Rise [5:17]
3. No More Than We've Earned [4:56]
4. Flexible Position [6:04]
5. Tough Questions [7:46]
6. End Credits [:41]
1. A Very Slippery Stope [5:23]
2. What About St. George's Island? [5:14]
3. Politics vs. Diplomacy [6:59]
4. Four Stages of Foreign Office Response [4:29]
5. Showing the Flag [7:26]
6. End Credits [:41]
1. A Pawn and a Bishop [3:49]
2. The Future Master [3:42]
3. Modernist or Disestablishmentarian [6:50]
4. That Meddling Parson [9:45]
5. Claiming the Credit [5:36]
6. End Credits [:40]
1. A Girl and Her Dog [2:58]
2. Cambridge Spies [4:40]
3. A Security Matter [9:28]
4. Exonerated [7:00]
5. Walkies [4:45]
6. End Credits [:42]
1. 300 Miles from Harrods [5:44]
2. Advanced Paranoia [4:12]
3. The Need to Know [5:29]
4. A Treacherous Plot [5:42]
5. Forced Resignation [8:14]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Security Breach [4:50]
2. Damage Control [5:44]
3. A Clear Conscience [6:28]
4. Bernard's Interview [8:08]
5. Well, Who Can I Sack? [4:13]
6. End Credits [:42]
Side #3 --
1. Sorting Out the French [5:35]
2. Tragic News [4:25]
3. The President's Puppy [4:21]
4. A Working Funeral [6:48]
5. Let's Make a Deal [6:24]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Who Reads the Papers [3:47]
2. Making Bad News Look Good [7:11]
3. How to Change the PM's Mind [5:26]
4. Your Problem [3:49]
5. Chaps the Chaps Trust [9:06]
6. End Credits [:42]
1. Who Do Council's Represent? [3:55]
2. You Agree - I Don't [5:09]
3. Them and Us [4:55]
4. Power for the Right People [8:25]
5. A Great Loss to the Revolution [7:23]
6. End Credits [:44]
1. The Philistine in Number 10 [8:34]
2. Gross or Net Breadsticks? [4:22]
3. Hot Line to the Media [7:53]
4. A Truly National Theatre [2:27]
5. Become Strolling Players [4:07]
6. End Credits [:45]
1. Get a Grip on Education [6:02]
2. Education Is a Joke [4:55]
3. One Enterprising School [5:16]
4. School Reform [6:02]
5. Jim's Enterprising Crooks [7:05]
6. End Credits [:43]
1. Question Time Went Well [4:01]
2. You Told a Lie [6:03]
3. A Loyalty to the Truth [4:58]
4. Sir Humphrey's Interview [5:06]
5. Play It, Bernard [7:25]
6. End Credits [:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play All
   Select an Episode
      Party Games
      The Grand Design
      The Ministerial Broadcast
      The Smoke Screen
      The Key
   Select a Scene
      Party Games
      The Grand Design
      The Ministerial Broadcast
      The Smoke Screen
      The Key
Side #2 --
   Play All
   Select an Episode
      A Real Partnership
      A Victory for Democracy
      The Bishop's Gambit
      One of Us
      Man Overboard
      Official Secrets
   Select a Scene
      A Real Partnership
      A Victory for Democracy
      The Bishop's Gambit
      One of Us
      Man Overboard
      Official Secrets
Side #3 --
   Play All
   Select an Episode
      A Diplomatic Incident
      A Conflict of Interest
      Power to the People
      The Patron of the Arts
      The National Education Service
      The Tangled Web
   Select a Scene
      A Diplomatic Incident
      A Conflict of Interest
      Power to the People
      The Patron of the Arts
      The National Education Service
      The Tangled Web
   Special Features
      Funny Turns: Paul Eddington
      Christmas at the Ministry
      Cabinet Minister Sound Bytes/Jonathan Lynn Interview
      Paul Eddington Interview
      No, Prime Minister
      The Inner Circle
         Jim Hacker
         Sir Humphrey Appleby
         Bernard Woolley
         Annie Hacker
         Sir Arnold Robinson
         Bill Pritchard
         Antony Jay (Co-Writer)
         Jonathan Lynn (Co-Writer)
      Lobbyists and Bureaucrats
         Sir Frank Gordon
         Sir Desmond Glazebrook
         Master of Baillie College
         Dr. Peter Thorn
         Luke
         French Ambassador
         Godfrey Essex
         Simon Monk
         Sir Richard Wharton
         Agnes Moorhouse
      Trailers
         BBC America
         Coupling
         Father Ted
         French & Saunders
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    Fantastic Great find for any Brit Com Lover

    What fun to watch and what an insite into politics. Very enjoyable

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