Yes, Prime Minister: the Complete Series 1 & 2
Yes, Prime Minister
follows the story of Jim Hacker who is now funnily enough the Prime
Minister. There is a good chance that you have heard of this series,
however if you need to reference it all, just scope out the Yes,
Minister series, also available for Roadshow.
Nothing much has
changed in this boxed set with the exception that Jim is now the boss
and is just as lost as ever, with Sir Humphrey looking for any
opportunity to exploit a weakness in his own bid for power.
The irony of
Humphrey’s own rise to power is that he is now Cabinet Secretary and in
a position to thwart Jim at every turn that he takes. Now although he is
finally Prime Minister he is in a position of very little power in terms
of getting motions passed etc that makes for some absolutely hilarious
The beauty of this
series by masterminds Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn shines all the way
through. A superb script coupled with stellar performances by Paul
Eddington as the cowering Hacker make this the sort of series that will
be just as enjoyable today as it was when it originally aired. The other
side to it also is that it’s intelligent comedy and that my friends is
something that folks will always enjoy.
I think that the
packaging of both series makes the most sense as well for the best
enjoyment of the whole storyline too. The packaging looks good and
aesthetics aside, you can just sit back and enjoy the whole thing in one
The quality of the
audio and video is not too bad considering the age of the series and the
overall quality of the show itself is such that the visuals would have
to be shocking for you to stop watching.
If you want to
start a British comedy collection then look no further than adding this
to your list of must have releases. Another BBC DVD classic. Go Get It