Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2004
CS ISBN 0563526254 $39.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 056352636X $49.95 Four CDs
"Yes Prime Minister" is one of the most smartly written satires ever on television. The BBC sitcom (eight 30-minute episodes) translates well to audio because it is so dialogue driven; only the occasional roar of laughter from the live audience will make the listener wonder what facial expression was missed. The comedy focuses on the new prime minister of Britain, the well-meaning but vote-seeking Jim Hacker; his personal secretary, Bernard; and the manipulating civil servant, Sir Humphrey (played by Nigel Hawthorne). The humor is wicked and clever, skewering the machinations of the political system and the motivations of all involved. Although the audience is disconcerting at first, you will soon find yourself laughing along with them. A.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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