Yes Prime Minister: a play by Antony Jay. Read online. Read "Yes Prime Minister a play" by Antony Jay available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Yes, Minister, and the equally. Yes, Minister, and the equally successful sequel Yes, Prime Minister captured a niche in the political consciousness of the nation. First broadcast thirty years ago .
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The Complete Yes Prime Minister book. Read 37 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Presented in the form of diaries, official document. Yes, Prime Minister has 4 entries in the series. OverDrive Read 1 · Kindle Book 1 · Adobe EPUB eBook 1 · cover image of Yes, Prime Minister, Volume 3. This compendium collects the scripts of all 16 episodes of the hit political satire Yes, Prime Minister, novelised by original writer-creators Antony Jay and.
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The Telegraph, 15 January Google Scholar Lewisohn, Marc. London: BBC, Google Scholar McGovern, Una ed. Chambers Biographical Dictionary. Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap Publishers, Google Scholar Medhurst, Andy. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and New York. He received a degree in classics and comparative philology from Magdalene College, Cambridge in After serving two years with the Royal Signal Corps, he joined the current affairs department of BBC Television, where he developed the current affairs program Tonight.
He became editor of the program and head of the television talk features department. He left the BBC in to become a freelance writer and producer.
A Year in the Life of the Queen. He was a writer and producer of management training films for Video Arts. He wrote several books during his lifetime including Management and Machiavelli: They later collaborated on a stage version of Yes Prime Minister. Caught in this tussle between Hacker and Appleby is the private secretary, Bernard who most of the times is confused about his loyalties.
His job requires him to be loyal to the minister while his career prospects in civil services demand him to be loyal to his superior. This trio of characters packs a hilarious punch as each tries to outwit the other. I'd surely recommend all readers to try this book, especially if they have seen the TV series and loved it. Apr 03, John Kirk rated it really liked it.
When I watched the TV episodes as a youngster I mainly laughed at the complicated sentences that Bernard and Humphrey came out with. Reading the book, those sentences are still present, but I tend to skim over them and focus on the plot.
This book has the same format as The Complete Yes Minister: My main concern about "Yes Minister" was that it all seemed rather inconsequential; th When I watched the TV episodes as a youngster I mainly laughed at the complicated sentences that Bernard and Humphrey came out with. My main concern about "Yes Minister" was that it all seemed rather inconsequential; that might be because his department doesn't exist, so it doesn't have a clear mandate.
By contrast, this book addresses several important issues, e. The previous book gave more depth than the TV episodes by offering historical precedents from real life politicians. This book takes that a step further, by referring to events that happened during the s the same decade that the TV episodes were shown. My only criticism of the book is that the ending seems rather abrupt. Feb 05, Dr.
Once a young nephew remarked about how stupid the one and how smart the other. I pointed out that the one who was naive was one with dreams for the country, naivete about the world in general, some innocence but also good intentions, necessary for the world - while the one that seemed master of all art of governance and manipulation is also the one who cares only about his own stability in power and rise - and controlling power to that effect above all.
Ideally one shoule get both, the ideals an Once a young nephew remarked about how stupid the one and how smart the other.
Ideally one shoule get both, the ideals and the smartness, the good will and the expertise, in one. Or all, or many at least. Usually however there are too many of Humphreys controlling the world, the media, the affairs in general - and the Hackers of the world are left bewildered at best, targetted with much maligned poison tipped shafts at worst.
If only it could be otherwise, in that the well meaning ones were not so easily those to lose This is probably the one with "allies", and perhaps the one about Salami Tactics, - very educating all in all. Not to forget hilarious.
Dec 04, Usfromdk rated it it was amazing. As awesome as the TV series. The book added two minor things to the TV version: An occasionally slightly better understanding of the viewpoints of various characters involved and their interpretations of events e. Dec 23, Claudia rated it really liked it Shelves: My favourite thing about this collection is the framing device, that the authors are the editors of Jim Hacker's diaries. This enables the expansion of the story so that all of the events in the series can be captured.
It also lifts it head and shoulders above most other script collections, as it adds details to the characters in the programme, particularly some minor members of the government. The collection shows how wonderfully well written Yes Prime Minister was, and the incredible ability of My favourite thing about this collection is the framing device, that the authors are the editors of Jim Hacker's diaries.
The collection shows how wonderfully well written Yes Prime Minister was, and the incredible ability of the actors to say some very complicated lines. Sep 25, Nemo rated it it was amazing.
I consider "Yes Minister" and its sequel "Yes Prime Minister" to be the best pieces of political satire that I have eocountered, trust me- it doesn't get any better than this. Even though I am not a Briton I enjoyed them immensely, and so will you- no matter where you come from or what your political affiliations are.
And even though I have not read this book I am confident that the five stars I gave it are well deserved. Dec 14, Shipra rated it really liked it.
While it's still pretty funny, doesn't live up to its prequel.
Everything is more predictable- the characters, the jokes and the situations - the crucial element of surprise is missing throughout. However if one hasn't read the prequel, their experience of reading this book might be far more rewarding. Jun 22, Ian rated it it was amazing. The "lol" phrase is used for practically everything now. This really will make you laugh out loud, so careful where you read it.
Not at all spoilt by the excellent TV series that adds to the enjoyment. Have re-read this in different decades and it is always relevant - seems like there's little new in politics. Apr 02, Siddharth rated it it was amazing. This taught me the spirit with which the english bureaucracy works.. I got that confirmed with a Civil Servant Its beautifully funny Oct 18, Shaun Hately rated it it was amazing.
In many ways, I think the book is better than the TV series, because it is able to explain some of the intricacies of the Westminster system in more detail than they could on television, and make use of other ways of presenting ideas to us. Jan 25, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is interspersed with letters and memoirs. Brilliant insights into the civil service and government, although perhaps a little too close to the truth at times!
Aug 24, Erkki rated it it was amazing Shelves: The second volume of the Hacker diaries continues the saga of Jim Hacker.
Messrs Lynn and Jay continue in the same vein of hilarious accounting of the upper echelons of the British politics and civil service. Jan 04, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: A companion to the iconic television series.