Yes, Prime Minister

Series 1 - 1. The Grand Design

The Grand Design

About this programme

1/8. On his arrival at Number 10, Jim Hacker is confronted by a confusing nuclear deterrent problem, made more difficult by Sir Humphrey's constant meddling. The new PM soon realises his powers do not stretch to domestic affairs. Political comedy, starring Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne.

Cast and crew


James Hacker
Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby
Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley
Derek Fowlds
Chief of Defence Staff
Frederick Treves
Chief Scientific Advisor
Oscar Quitak
Malcolm Warren
Barry Stanton